Steve Rukavina


Steve Rukavina has been with CBC News in Montreal since 2002. In 2019, he won a RTDNA award for continuing coverage of sexual misconduct allegations at Concordia University. He's also a co-creator of the podcast, Montreapolis. Before working in Montreal he worked as a reporter for CBC in Regina and Saskatoon. You can reach him at

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Defiant Sue Montgomery says she won't resign despite ethics violations

Quebec's Municipal Commission has found Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grace Borough Mayor Sue Montgomery guilty of 11 ethics violations.

Elderly woman dies alone in problematic isolation room at Lakeshore General ER

A woman in her 80s died at Lakeshore General Hospital last month after being left unattended for at least three hours. Staff at the hospital say they've been warning for weeks about the problem.

Court of Appeal rules Immigration Ministry can't reject candidates who fail surprise French test

The ruling says government bureaucrats were improvising new laws instead of applying existing ones when they rejected prospective immigrants who failed surprise oral French language tests.

Denis Coderre says Montreal has moved on from corruption

The incumbent mayor, who has painted himself as the man who rid Montreal of corruption and collusion, was forced to defend that record Tuesday after a report suggested many of the same big players are still bidding on lucrative municipal contracts.

Randy Tshilumba admits to fatally stabbing Maxi store clerk, testifying he feared she'd harm him

The 21-year-old man charged with first-degree murder in the April 2016 death of Clémence Beaulieu-Patry, 20, is testifying in his own defence. His lawyer will argue Randy Tshilumba is mentally ill and didn't believe he was doing anything wrong at the time.

Defence begins for Randy Tshilumba, accused in Maxi store stabbing

After two weeks of evidence detailing the night a 20-year-old grocery store clerk was stabbed to death in front of horrified customers, lawyers for the accused Randy Tshilumba are expected to begin presenting their defence to a jury this morning.

Montreal couple had bomb-making materials, planned to fight with ISIS, court hears

A Montreal couple on trial for terrorism-related charges was found with bomb-making materials and preparing to go to Syria to fight with ISIS at the time they were arrested, a Quebec Crown prosecutor said Wednesday.

Jury picked for trial of Montreal couple facing terror charges

Twelve jurors and two alternates have been selected in the case of a young Montreal couple —​ Sabrine Djermane and El Mahdi Jamali. They were teenagers when they were charged with terrorism-related offences in 2015.

Frank Zampino defends himself in testy exchange at fraud trial

For the first time in six days of testimony at his trial on charges of fraud, conspiracy and breach of trust, Frank Zampino raised his voice during a testy exchange with Crown prosecutor Pascal Lescarbeau.

Liberal and CAQ candidates drop out of upcoming byelection in Louis-Hébert

Both the Coalition Avenir Québec and the Liberal candidates in the upcoming byelection in the Quebec City riding of Louis-Hébert dropped out of the race on Wednesday.