Simon Nakonechny

Simon Nakonechny is a videojournalist at CBC News Montreal. He has covered two provincial election campaigns and made audio documentaries for Ideas, The Sunday Magazine, The Doc Project and C'est la vie.

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New wave of Quebec mayors is ready to push an agenda — and push back

These younger mayors are willing to push the limits and speak their minds when it comes to issues like climate change, the housing crisis and investments in public transit.

Bill 96: Quebec to share education records with English CEGEPs to avoid hunt for eligibility certificates

Parents scrambling for their children's English Eligibility Certificate can give up the search, as Quebec's Ministry for Higher Education has informed English CEGEPs it would be providing the schools with access to education records. 

American company says it will stop shipping products to Quebec over new language law

In a message at the top of OtterBox’s home page, the Colorado-based accessory manufacturer says, that "due to the French language requirements of Bill 96, we have temporarily suspended shipments to Quebec, Canada."

What do rural Quebec voters think of Bill 96?

The Mauricie region overwhelmingly voted for the Coalition Avenir Québec in the previous provincial election. This is what some of them had to say about protecting the French language.

Much ado about a seat in Quebec: The fight for Marie-Victorin gathers steam

The date of the pending byelection for the provincial seat of Marie-Victorin still hasn't been set, but for the major parties and their candidates, the race for what's long been a Parti Québécois stronghold is already in full swing.

As Catholic Church balked at paying residential school settlement, Quebec nuns sold nearly $25M in real estate

Three orders of nuns who once staffed residential schools got millions for real estate as they downsized their operations.

Quebec government, Catholic oblates still haven't delivered key residential school records

As First Nations in Quebec plan possible searches of former residential school sites, documents that could help that process have still not been turned over by the Quebec government and the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.

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.