Jonathan Montpetit

Journalist

Jonathan Montpetit is a journalist with CBC Montreal.

Latest from Jonathan Montpetit

With 3rd wave possibly just weeks away in Montreal, rush is on to vaccinate elderly

Montreal public health officials have ramped up containment efforts, trying to buy more time for vaccination campaign.

How the West Island's health-care system struggled through the 1st wave

A closer look at how frontline workers and health authorities navigated the first months of the pandemic.

Quebec eyes English CEGEP admissions in bill to protect French language

Quebec's premier reiterated his party's belief that the French language in Quebec is in a fragile state, and said the government is looking at ways of limiting access to English CEGEPs.
Analysis

In vow to protect campus free speech, Quebec premier joins 'war on woke'

Quebec's premier says he intends to move swiftly to protect free speech on university campuses. In doing so, he appears to be steering his government toward yet another divisive ideological debate.
Analysis

Anglo institutions are in Quebec nationalists' crosshairs, but there are new twists to this old tale

There are concerns within the anglophone community that its venerable institutions may not be spared a wave of bullish nationalism.

Contagious new COVID-19 variant linked to outbreaks in Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Quebec has confirmed its first two cases of the more transmissible variant of COVID-19 that was initially identified in South Africa.

Quebec need not provide online learning to all students, province's Superior Court says

The Quebec government does not have to make online learning available to every student in the province, the Quebec Superior Court ruled Monday.

10,000 lives lost: A closer look at the people behind Quebec's staggering pandemic death toll

On Sunday, Quebec recorded 32 more deaths from COVID-19, making it the first province to cross the grim threshold of 10,000 deaths from the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.

Quebec urged to list burnout as an 'occupational disease' in update to workplace safety laws

Labour groups and medical specialists want burnout categorized as an "occupational disease," meaning it would be considered the same way lung cancer is for construction workers exposed to asbestos.

Little evidence that colchicine benefits COVID-19 patients, Quebec advisory panel finds

Quebec government clinical experts say there isn't enough evidence to recommend widespread use of the popular gout medication to treat COVID-19 patients, dampening hopes the drug could be a short-term tool to reduce hospitalizations and deaths.

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