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-care workers, seniors overcome with 'wave of emotions' as vaccine campaign begins in Laval

Gisèle Fortaich, 86, was among those to receive the vaccine in Laval Thursday. Fortaich told reporters she wanted to be sure to get the vaccine after a harrowing experience at the hospital with COVID-19 some months ago.

Quebec under fire for failing to accommodate seniors unable to leave home for vaccinations

Seniors' advocates in Quebec say the province's plan to inoculate the population in mass vaccination centres isn't accessible for people with mobility issues.

Asylum seekers from India swindled into paying thousands for free services, say health workers

Some health workers in Montreal say they believe there's a network of immigration fraud encouraging people from India to pay large sums for documents that will get them to Canada, then thousands more in fees once they arrive.

COVID-19 variants and vaccine delays loom large as Quebec loosens restrictions

Quebec’s decision to loosen restrictions is being greeted with trepidation by some public health experts, who worry the threat of more transmissible variants of the coronavirus could once again put hospitals at risk of being overwhelmed.
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Pandemic exposes cracks in Quebec's mental health services

Quebec Premier Francois Legault's government has touted a reduction in the numbers of people waiting for mental health services, but advocates say the reality on the ground paints a far different picture.

After couple tests positive for COVID-19 in long-term care, husband dies on wedding anniversary

Betty and Norman Wilson, who had known each other for decades before getting married in their 80s, recently contracted COVID-19 while living at the Manoir West Island. Last week, Norman passed away on the couple's ninth wedding anniversary.

Quebec to start COVID-19 vaccinations next week, health minister says

Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé said by next Monday, the province should receive four boxes of the Pfizer vaccine, which will allow for 2,000 people at two long-term care homes to be vaccinated. Quebec is prioritizing residents of long-term care homes and health-care workers in its vaccination plan.

An 'alarming' return of coronavirus in Quebec's long-term care homes

Outbreaks in long-care homes in the province are growing in number and scope, with two more homes in Montreal high on the government list of outbreaks. 

Quebec won't expand program for health-care working migrants, but advocates say fight isn't over

Advocates say they are dismayed by the Quebec government's announcement that it will not expand a program to grant health-care working asylum seekers residency.

Cuban police arrest suspect in case of Montreal hospital worker killed on vacation

The cousin of Antoinette Traboulsi, whose body was discovered on a beach in Cuba earlier this month, says Global Affairs Canada confirmed an arrest has been made in her death.