Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

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Jillian Kestler-D'Amours is a journalist with The Canadian Press.

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Indigenous-led clinic to help Quebec community still shaken by Joyce Echaquan's death

The idea is simple, says Jennifer Brazeau, executive director of the Native Friendship Centre in Quebec's Lanaudiere region: provide "a culturally secure space'' where Indigenous people can get health care without feeling afraid.

Quebec students push for law to stop sexual violence in elementary and high schools

A group of current and former Quebec high school students are demanding the provincial government adopt a law specifically targeting sexual violence at elementary and high schools.

COVID-19 conspiracy theories creating a 'public health crisis' in Canada, experts say

Researchers say conspiracy theories about COVID-19 are spreading at an alarming rate across the country — and they warn misinformation shared online may lead to devastating consequences and push Canadians to shun important safety measures.

Liberals hang on to 19 seats on Montreal island, but CAQ makes inroads

François Legault's party won Bourget and Pointe-aux-Trembles in Montreal's east end — the first seats ever for the Coalition Avenir Québec on the island of Montreal.
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Missed Thursday night's debate? Here's a breakdown of the key moments

In the first televised leaders debate of the 2018 provincial campaign, Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard found himself under fire for his government's health and education record.

What's in a slogan? Quebec's 4 main parties try to entice voters with one word or more

Three of the four parties — Coalition Avenir Québec, Parti Québécois and Québec Solidaire — have gone with one-word appeals to voters, while the Liberals have a wordier slogan.

Quebec to ban shale gas fracking, tighten rules for oil and gas drilling

Quebec Energy Minister Pierre Moreau has announced new measures to prohibit shale gas fracking and ban drilling for oil and gas in a one-kilometre zone around urban areas, including Montreal.

Quebec Public Security Ministry begins process to remove Pichet as SPVM chief for good

Quebec's Ministry of Public Security has made an official request to the City of Montreal, asking for the go-ahead to definitively relieve Philippe Pichet of his duties as Montreal police chief.

Muslim community's hijab event cancelled over security concerns, venue says

A Laval reception hall that abruptly cancelled an event organized by a Muslim community group this past weekend says its decision was a matter of security, and "had nothing to do with the nature of the event."

Montreal mayor says provincial budget signals 'good years ahead'

The provincial government's 2018 budget, which increases total spending by 4.7 per cent, includes a boost to a plan to extend the Montreal Metro's Blue line, among other infrastructure projects.

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