Verity Stevenson

Verity Stevenson is a reporter with CBC in Montreal. She has previously worked for the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star in Toronto, and the Telegraph-Journal in Saint John.

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Health official singled out in coroner's report will keep his job, minister says

Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé says he is standing by a high-ranking health official, who was singled out in a coroner's report on first wave deaths published earlier this week, for not being aware of serious problems in a private seniors' residence.

Quebec must rethink how it treats elders, says coroner after damning report

Quebec coroner Géhane Kamel says the province's elder-care network is in need of major changes, after releasing the findings of her months-long inquiry into deaths in long-term care at the beginning of the pandemic. 

They fled war, had gentle souls, drove sports cars. Families tell the lives of those lost at Herron

Quebec coroner Géhane Kamel carefully laid out the medical histories and probable causes of death for each person in her report. Here is more about the lives of some of them.

West Island health board CEO steps down after scathing Quebec coroner's report

Lynne McVey, the embattled head of the West Island health board, who was named in a coroner's report published yesterday for her role in the poor handling of the crisis at CHSLD Herron, where dozens of seniors died at the beginning of the pandemic, will not seek to renew her mandate in July. 

Quebec coroner slams province for response to 1st wave deaths in long-term care

The lack of independence granted to Quebec's public health director may have slowed the government response at the beginning of the pandemic, as hundreds were dying in long-term care homes across the province.

How women have helped change the culture of politics in Quebec

"It was really a purpose of mine to change the way we go about politics, the way we practice it," said Véronique Hivon, who recently announced she would not be running in the next provincial election, after being a mainstay in Quebec politics for more than a decade. 
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1 in 4 women in Quebec's National Assembly aren't seeking re-election. What happened?

After a historic election for women politicians in Quebec in 2018, some worry the 2022 provincial elections could be a step back – and wonder whether the lack of a change in the culture of politics could be to blame. 

First Nations leaders say Quebec has ignored their pleas to be exempt from Bill 96

Quebec says it won't change Bill 96 to exempt Indigenous youth from having to take extra French courses in CEGEP, despite mounting calls from First Nations leaders who say their efforts to rebuild their languages and cultures are in jeopardy.

Quebec City man who set ex-partner on fire sentenced to 20 years in prison

A Quebec City judge has sentenced a man to 20 years in prison for setting his ex-partner on fire after years of physical and psychological abuse, a decision the prosecutor described as major for the province.

Indigenous leader calls mandatory French courses in English CEGEPs 'cultural genocide'

Forcing Indigenous students whose third language is French to take five French courses in English CEGEPs amounts to "cultural genocide," says the head of the First Nations Education Council of Quebec. 

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