Claire Loewen

Journalist

Claire can be reached at claire.loewen@cbc.ca

Latest from Claire Loewen

Winners and losers in and around Montreal on election night

The federal Liberals have built on their stronghold on the island of Montreal. Off island, it's a different story. Here's a look at the key results.

Brazilian jiu-jitsu organizer frustrated competitions remain illegal in Quebec

Quebecers who practise or teach Brazilian jiu-jitsu say it’s taking too long for the province to legalize and regulate competitions of the sport. 

'A major fail': Ex-ambassador to China says Montreal Pride should have protected Hong Kong activists

David Mulroney said the fact that Pride used the presence of politicians as a reason to prevent a group of pro-democracy Hong Kongers from marching is inherently problematic.

Hong Kong activists booted from Montreal Pride parade after alleged pro-Communist threats

One day before Montreal's Pride parade earlier this month, organizers barred a group that had been planning to march in support of pro-democracy efforts in Hong Kong because of alleged threats from "pro-Communists."

Woman fired by Montreal Pride after writing report critical of poor ties with city's black communities

Sophia Sahrane says she was fired less than an hour after submitting a report that concluded Montreal Pride wasn’t doing enough to reach out to black queer Montrealers.
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Video showing detention of young black man by Montreal police draws criticism

A former RCMP officer says the amount of force "appears to be excessive at first sight" in a video of a young black man thrust to the ground by a Montreal police officer.

'We aren't an elective monarchy': Opposition MNAs decry Legault's push to pass immigration, secularism bills

Opposition parties are accusing Quebec's Legault government of trying to run the National Assembly like a business, as they attempt to extend the debate of its two flagship bills 9 and 21.

Montreal celebrates Raptors win at 'Jurassic Peel'

After years with nothing to celebrate, Montreal sports fans are revelling in the Toronto Raptors’ victory Thursday night.

Montreal man who killed wife with Alzheimer's gets 2 years in jail

A Montreal man is sentenced to two years less a day for killing his wife, who was in the late stages of Alzheimer's disease.

Montreal teen who dreams of joining police vows to fight religious symbols ban

Sukhman Singh Shergill has dreamt of becoming a police officer since he was a little boy. The Quebec government’s Bill 21, which aims to ban public workers in positions of authority from wearing religious symbols, has only strengthened his resolve.

An advocate asks: Why should it take a viral post to increase campus security?

A Concordia University student's Instagram post about the lengths she had to go to in order to complain anonymously about a stranger's on-campus harassment has garnered thousands of shares — and an outpouring of similar stories.

Only 15% of regular public high school students in Quebec go on to university. What's wrong with this picture?

Nourishing academic ambition is the most important prerequisite to scholastic success, concluded U de M researcher Pierre Canisius Kamanzi in a study published by the journal Social Inclusion. Right now, he says, that's only happening in private schools or enriched programs in public high schools.

New Zealand mosque attacks leave Quebec Muslims feeling 'indescribable pain'

Muslims in Quebec who endured the mosque attack two years ago that killed six people say they are deeply troubled by today's shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, that have left dozens dead and injured.

Nunavik Inuit who lost relatives that went south for TB treatment moved by PM's apology

Some Inuit in Quebec say they feel a sense of closure, after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized in Iqaluit for the federal policy on tuberculosis in the mid-20th century that led to so many families being ripped apart.

Skepticism, muted hope greet report on climate of mistrust, sexual misconduct in Concordia English department

A critical report that details the allegations that have rocked Concordia University's English department — and makes recommendations on how to move forward — has left at least one department alumna dubious that "the culture of misconduct and abuse" will change.