Jonathan Montpetit

Journalist

Jonathan Montpetit is a journalist with CBC Montreal.

Latest from Jonathan Montpetit

Anti-government website hosted in Montreal shut down after promoting armed protests in U.S.

An anti-government website that was promoting armed protests in the United States ahead of the presidential inauguration was shut down by the company hosting its cloud servers Wednesday morning after CBC News revealed those servers were located in Montreal. 

Quebec elementary students return to class, but questions remain about safety

Elementary schools in Quebec are reopening today with new infection control measures in place, but unions, parents and experts are worried the government still isn't doing enough to keep classrooms safe from COVID-19. 

Montreal hospitals risk running out of beds for COVID-19 patients by mid-January, projections warn

This is the first time the Institut national d'excellence en santé et services sociaux, a government research centre, has warned about the possibility of Montreal hospitals being overrun by COVID-19 patients.

Tracking the second wave: Your guide to Quebec's latest COVID-19 data

The latest figures on the COVID-19 outbreak, explained.

Quebec sets new record for COVID-19 cases amid pockets of resistance to safety measures

On the same day that Quebec posted its highest ever increase in COVID-19 infections, hundreds gathered in Montreal to protest public health rules, a sign that many in the province remain unconvinced by official warnings about the worsening crisis.
Analysis

As trial over Quebec religious symbols ban wraps up, minority rights hang in the balance

Legal questions aside, Quebec's Bill 21, which bars teachers and some other civil servants from wearing religious symbols at work, raises fundamental questions about whether courts can limit the power of the majority.
Analysis

Quebec's new lockdown a harsh reminder the COVID-19 end game is still several moves away

After the high of watching the first Quebecers receive the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, the province hit another low on Tuesday as Premier François Legault announced he was tightening the lockdown. 

As first Quebecers get vaccinated against COVID-19, leaders see light at end of long, dark tunnel

Gisèle Lévesque, an 89-year-old woman who lives at CHSLD Saint-Antoine, is the first person in Canada to be given the new vaccine against the coronavirus, marking a new stage in the fight against the pandemic.
The Big Spend

Why millions of dollars in pandemic aid is going to corporations making healthy profits

As Ottawa gives corporations billions in wage subsidies, and those companies pay out billions in dividends, it’s still unclear how many jobs are being saved.

Quebec mosque shooter's sentence reduced as Appeal Court finds consecutive life sentences are unconstitutional

The man who killed six people in a Quebec City mosque in 2017 received a "cruel and unusual" punishment when he was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 40 years, Quebec's Court of Appeal ruled on Thursday.

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