Simon Nakonechny

Simon Nakonechny is a videojournalist at CBC News Montreal.

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In Quebec, First Nations seek community consultation before searching former residential school sites

In interviews this week, several First Nations leaders in Quebec said they are open to searching the grounds of former residential schools in the province. But many stressed they want to plan next steps in consultation with their communities first.

SNC-Lavalin flagged possible breakup of company to Quebec government while seeking deal to defer prosecution

Premier François Legault met with officials from SNC-Lavalin not long after being elected. Emails suggest the company wanted to discuss it's possible break-up and avoiding trial on fraud charges.

As Quebec postpones surgeries, breast enhancements and butt lifts still a go

As the pandemic continues to batter Quebec's public health-care system, some of the same medical professionals needed to treat COVID-19 patients are helping perform non-essential cosmetic surgeries in the private sector.
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.

Montreal's homeless camp emerges as symbol of housing crisis while governments bicker over funds

With thousands on a waiting list for a social housing spot, Montreal's mayor has called on Quebec and the federal government to finalize an agreement that would put more money toward addressing the problem.

Montreal protesters aim to drive home message racism is a problem here too

"It has to stop, this killing of innocent people at the hands of police, not only in the U.S. but also Canada as well," said Marie-Livia Beaugé, a Montreal criminal justice lawyer who helped organize Sunday's march.

Orderlies' union in Laurentians spends $25K to equip members with face shields

Nurses and orderlies in the Laurentians are bracing for a surge in COVID-19 cases, and say their employer, the CISSS des Laurentides, is not giving them the protective equipment they need.

Have masks and gloves to spare? New website will get them into the hands of health-care workers

As shortages of personal protective equipment loom, Give Protection is looking to scrounge up extra supplies and donate them to Quebec’s front-line doctors and nurses.

On the front lines: What life is like for a nurse at Montreal's pop-up COVID-19 testing site

Romy Boisseau spends her days checking people for a disease that has inspired fear in millions worldwide and caused mass shutdowns, lockdowns and quarantines.

Ex-clients, parents caught up in Quebec's youth protection system voice pain, frustration that 'nothing's changed'

Those who attended the only English-language session set for the Laurent commission of inquiry into youth protection described an opaque, bureaucratic system —"a form of abuse," said one parent, that psychologically damages the very children it's trying to protect.

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