Josh Grant

Josh Grant is a CBC News reporter based in Montreal. He previously worked for CBC in Quebec City and for the Nation magazine serving the Cree communities of Northern Quebec.

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New film celebrates Montreal jazz legend Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson: Black + White tells the story of how a working class Montrealer became an internationally renowned jazz musician and influenced other greats like Herbie Hancock and Billy Joel along the way.

Montreal Native Women's Shelter seeks inquiry into youth protection

The Montreal Native Women's Shelter filed a formal request with Quebec's human rights commission Tuesday, asking the province to launch an inquiry into systemic racism in employment and services at Batshaw Youth and Family Services.

Quebec nurses refuse mandatory overtime this weekend as pandemic adds to pressure

Quebec's largest nurses' union says more than 30,000 of its members across the province are refusing mandatory overtime this weekend. The union says it formally notified provincial and regional health authorities on Friday.

How a Montreal hospital deals with ongoing staffing shortages

Managers at Montreal's Jean-Talon Hospital give a glimpse behind the scenes as they try to maintain patient services while juggling COVID-19 outbreaks, a lack of personnel and exhausted employees.

Faced with strikes in daycares, Quebec boosts salaries for early childhood educators

Quebec’s Treasury Minister Sonia LeBel and Family Minister Mathieu Lacombe announced a temporary salary increase for early childhood educators in public or publicly funded daycares, starting in November. Both say contract talks are still ongoing but staffing shortages needed a short-term solution.

For the 1st time, Listuguj Mi'kmaq can legally sell fall lobster catch

Lobster fishers from the Listuguj First Nation set out into the Baie-des-Chaleurs on Sunday and brought back their first catch Monday. For the first time, the Mi'kmaw community in the Gaspé has Ottawa's permission to sell some of its fall harvest.

Pandemic takes a big bite out of Quebec movie theatres

Cinema attendance in Quebec dropped by 77 per cent in 2020, with Montreal, Laval and the Outaouais hardest hit. While streaming services continue to shake up the industry, filmmakers, producers and theatre owners hope to see cinema bounce back.

Town of Percé says tourists need to pay their dues

Town manager Jean-François Kacou says it costs Percé a lot of money to maintain its tourist offerings and infrastructure while also developing new attractions. Rather than further taxing its residents, the municipality has decided to pass on some of that cost to visitors.

2 years after their son's death, Quebec couple say roads still aren't safe

In 2019, Jules Boutin was struck by a school bus while crossing the street near his high school in Saint-Agathe-des-Monts, in the Laurentians. His parents Catherine Ricard and Pierre Boutin are working with safety organization Piétons Québec to try to make the province safer.

Abitibi couple hoping to expand zootherapy service with their farm of rescue animals

Amelia Keesman and her fiancé Kenny Ross care for close to 50 rescued animals on a rented farm in Val-d'Or. The couple is now looking to buy land to build a permanent shelter and give visitors a chance to connect with goats, geese, ducks, chickens and rabbits.

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