Elias Abboud


Elias Abboud is a journalist at CBC Montreal.

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City of Montreal settles with Black woman whose arm was broken by police

Majiza Philip tapped on a police car window to let a friend know she had his coat. Officers arrested her and broke her arm, then charged her with assault. A judge cleared her and now the City of Montreal is settling with her out of court.

In request to visit wife's home, convicted killer tells parole board he now knows his triggers

Sébastien Simon was convicted for the 2006 murder of Brigitte Serre in the gas station where she worked, in Montreal's Saint-Léonard borough.

Man convicted of killing Montreal teen gas station worker to seek day outings, earlier parole

Sébastien Simon beat, kicked and repeatedly stabbed Brigitte Serre in a gas station robbery in January 2006.

The intoxicating rise of Quebec's zero-alcohol beer market

Zero-alcohol beers are gaining in quality and popularity and are taking up more shelf space these days at beer and grocery stores.
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Learning Italian is no piece of torta

I signed up for Italian lessons after seeing an ad from Montreal's Italian Cultural Institute. I'm working part time, the hours for the course fit nicely and with the COVID-19 pandemic, I had the extra time to study a language I've always wanted to learn.

Surviving the lean months: How 2 Montreal business owners are coping with the COVID shutdown

The holidays are usually a time of plenty that help businesses get through the lean months that follow. With many COVID-19 restrictions in effect, business owners are doing their best to survive until the pandemic is over.

Part-time nurses at Jewish General Hospital to be forced to work full-time hours

The Jewish General Hospital, one of Montreal's designated COVID-19 hospitals, is dealing with a surge in cases and the need to care for other patients.

15 years after Montreal killing, family demands right to be at parole hearing

Sébastien Simon beat and repeatedly stabbed Brigitte Serre to death 15 years ago. Now Simon wants parole, and the victim's family says they should be able to attend the hearing in person despite COVID-19 rules.

Tired of waste, Montrealer is making high-end bikes locally and ethically

Ben Adler has been supplying Montreal bike commuters with an environmentally friendly option for about six years with his Rebicycle line. Now he's also producing high end road bikes.

Montreal couple of 72 years reunited after COVID-19 separates them for 3 months

While Anna Driscoll was recovering from a broken hip in a west end health centre, she was unable to care for her husband, Ronald Sweeney. He was moved into a hospital setting and COVID-19 restrictions made getting back together complicated.