Simon Nakonechny

Simon Nakonechny is a videojournalist at CBC News Montreal.

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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.
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.

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