Miriam Lafontaine

Journalist

Miriam Lafontaine is a journalist with CBC Montreal. She has previously worked with CBC in Fredericton, N.B. She can be reached at miriam.lafontaine@cbc.ca.

Latest from Miriam Lafontaine

More living organ donors needed to save lives, says Quebec advocacy group

The advocacy group that educates high schoolers about organ and tissue donations organized a hike up Mount-Royal Sunday to celebrate living donors across Quebec.

'The ship has turned': Parents at Villa Sainte-Marcelline in Westmount hopeful for its future

Parents of children at the Villa Sainte-Marcelline in Westmount are feeling hopeful after learning the board of directors of the private girls school unanimously voted against its closing. The vote follows news the congregation of nuns that owns the building wouldn't be renewing the school's lease next year.

Fate of private girls' school in Westmount uncertain after cancelled lease

The parents of about 600 girls at the Villa Sainte-Marcelline in Westmount say they're in disbelief after learning last week the school's lease won't be renewed next year.

Growing number of Montreal boroughs pass bylaws to block sale of seniors' homes

Eleven boroughs in the city of Montreal have already adopted — or are in the process of adopting — bylaws blocking the conversion of private seniors' residences to the private market. It follows controversy over the sale of several seniors' homes including Résidence Mont-Carmel in the city's downtown last year.

Quebec Conservative leader distancing himself from party official after claims about Indigenous genocide

Conservative Party of Quebec Leader Éric Duhaime is distancing himself from a member of the party's executive branch after an opinion piece was published last year claiming there was no genocide against Indigenous people in Canada.

Family of Joyce Echaquan seeking $2.7M in lawsuit against Lanaudière health authority

Two years and a day after the death of Joyce Echaquan at a hospital near Joliette, Que., the Atikamekw woman's family announced Thursday that they are launching a civil suit against the regional health authority that oversees it.

In Quebec, exhausted paramedics feel ignored in yet another election campaign

For all the emphasis on health-care solutions this election campaign in Quebec, little has been said about the pre-hospital network, where critical staffing shortages threaten the quality of care. That's not surprising to many in the industry who work in Montreal.

Montreal exhibit Parle Moi d'Amour celebrates art therapy creations

The free exhibit near Place-des-Arts features work by participants in art therapy workshops alongside some of Quebec's top artists.

Old punk rock venue in Montreal to be turned into affordable housing

What was once a landmark music venue for punk rock fans on Montreal's Saint-Laurent Boulevard will be transformed into affordable student housing in coming years, the non-profit that purchased it announced this week.

Quebec could be in for a severe flu season, officials and experts say

Public health officials and infectious diseases specialists say there could be a severe flu season this fall, potentially coupled with another wave of COVID-19 infections. By October Quebecers will be able to get vaccinated for both viruses in one stop at a clinic.

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