Franca G. Mignacca

Franca G. Mignacca is a journalist at CBC Montreal.

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Concerned over rise in domestic violence, Quebec advocates look to province for help

The Quebec government has promised more funding for women's shelters, as well as an action plan, but community groups say that isn't enough.

Montreal lawyer renews fight for equal rights for unmarried partners

Nearly eight years after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled against giving Quebec unmarried partners the right to alimony, a Montreal lawyer is back in court fighting for them to get the same rights as those who are married or in a civil union. 

Quebec's health minister vows to aggressively shut classes when COVID virus variant is suspected

Minister's comments come as education authorities have closed several schools around the province in recent days after outbreaks were suspected of being linked to the presence of a COVID virus variant.

Terrebonne man accuses provincial police of racial profiling after traffic stop

Terrebonne resident Leslie Blot says he is repeatedly targeted by police while driving.

Outdoor exhibit showcases faces of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve

A new photo series by Montreal artists, Portraits d'Hochelaga, explores the ways in which residents have gotten through the pandemic.

Families, staff in Quebec's private seniors' residences fret as COVID-19 vaccines are delayed

Quebec's health ministry confirms the next phase of the province's vaccination campaign has been delayed because of reduced Pfizer shipments.

Montreal converts arena, soccer stadium into homeless shelters

Dozens of Montrealers experiencing homelessness will have additional place to sleep tonight, as the city scrambles to boost shelter capacity, under pressure from recent COVID-19 outbreaks. 

Quebec premier refuses to provide curfew exemption for homeless people, despite calls following man's death

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante's calls come days after 51-year-old Raphaël André was found dead nearby a closed shelter. But Premier François Legault says no official exception will be added.

Kahnawake Native Renewable Centre works on solution to fatal house fires

The new fire stove design, conceived by a group in Kahnawake, includes an automatic fire extinguisher and its own alarm.

Part of Lachine Canal bike path to be cleared for cyclists this winter

As part of an agreement reached between Montreal's Sud-Ouest borough and Parks Canada, 2.5 kilometres of the bike path on the north side of the canal, running from Atwater Avenue to De la Commune Street will be cleared of snow as of January. 

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