Joanne Bayly

CBC Journalist

Joanne Bayly is a senior editor in the CBC Montreal newsroom.

Latest from Joanne Bayly

It's been 72 years since Thomas Falls was killed in custody. His family says it's time for justice

When retired lance-corporal Thomas Falls died in solitary confinement at Montreal's Bordeaux jail in 1948, 10 days after being severely beaten by police, there was no public outcry and little newspaper coverage. Now, his family wants his story told.

Prominent Anglo Liberal Reed Scowen dies at 88

The Liberal MNA for NDG from 1978 to 1987, Reed Scowen became a close adviser to former premier Robert Bourassa, as a defender of the rights of Quebec anglophones.

McGill researchers seek Quebecers exposed to COVID-19 for hydroxychloroquine study

The Research Institute at the McGill University Health Centre is looking for volunteers to test how effective the drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is in treating symptoms of COVID-19.

Montreal food banks prepare for a surge amid COVID-19 pandemic

Extended Hands, a food bank at a church in Lachine, feeds 75 to 100 families in a regular week. It is already seeing more people coming by, and next week, it is expecting even more people will need help.
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Tourtière for the holidays: The everlasting appeal of Madame Benoît's famous Quebec recipe

If the internet had existed in the 1960s, Jehane Benoît’s meat pie would have broken it.

Good grain: Quebec bakers grind their own flour to make better bread

At least two Montreal bakeries are grinding their own grain to make sure it’s at its peak and their products are the most healthful they can be.

A life of firsts: Ernest Tucker, trailblazing Montreal journalist, dead at 87

Believed to be the first black reporter at the CBC, Ernest Tucker broke the news of John F. Kennedy's assassination to CBC Radio listeners, met Ringo Starr and Louis Armstrong, and mentored generations of journalists as a teacher at John Abbott College.

Made in Quebec: Flowers grown here, not flown here

For decades, most cut flowers in Quebec have been flown in — imported from Colombia or Ecuador or farther afield. But change is blooming.

Fewer homicides in Montreal, but fewer solved, too

The homicide rate is dropping in Montreal, but the number of crimes which are solved has remained unchanged.

Who killed Theresa Allore? SQ reopens investigation into 1978 cold case

Theresa Allore's body was found in the Coaticook River on April 13, 1979 - five months after the 19-year-old student was last seen at Champlain College in Lennoxville. Her name tops the Sûreté du Québec's cold-case list.

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