Elias Abboud


Elias Abboud is a journalist at CBC Montreal.

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Montreal Metro's Blue line facing delays after owners of Galeries d'Anjou launch lawsuit

The commercial real estate giants that own Montreal's Galeries d'Anjou shopping centre are claiming that Montreal's transit authority never had any intention of negotiating with them in good faith over land expropriation to complete the Metro Blue line project. 

Montreal fans struggle to get refund to postponed Elton John concert

Jonathan Izenberg says many fans need that refund during the COVID-19 crisis.

Shields, fences and hand sanitizer: New reality for Montreal's public markets

Jean-Talon market has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, there are controlled entrances, someone making sure you douse your hands with sanitizer and another with a clicker in hand, counting the number of people who enter.

A virus that discriminates between rich and poor: Why the data collected matters in the fight against COVID-19

A spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in Montréal-Nord has the Center for Research Action on Race Relations demanding public health authorities collect statistics on race, language and income to better target efforts to combat the virus.

Cyclists call on Quebec to make bike repair shops an essential service during pandemic

The province lists "service stations and mechanical repair of cars, tow truck and trucking services" on its list of essential services, says Vélo Québec — why not bike repair shops, too?

'Not one dollar, not one bar of soap, not one pair of hands': Advocates for homeless grow desperate

Unable to enforce the public health directive that everyone stay two metres apart, the Resilience Montreal day centre moved outside Thursday to offer counselling and food to its Indigenous homeless clients. "It's not enough to just hand someone a sandwich and tell them, 'Good luck with that,'" said its co-manager. "But that's pretty much what is happening here."

'I never had a fever': McGill student recovering from COVID-19 describes her ordeal

A McGill University student who is recovering from a COVID-19 infection has a message for anyone tempted to take the novel coronavirus lightly: listen to directives to limit contact with others.

Montreal to publish names of delinquent landlords in bid to improve rental availability

The city is releasing information on its housing office's health inspections of rental units in the hope that landlords will repair shoddy housing and improve the city's shrinking rental stock.

What the jury didn't hear in the double murder trial of Ugo Fredette

The jury in the double murder trial of Ugo Fredette has finished its first full day of deliberations in the case at the Saint-Jérôme courthouse. We can now report what was discussed in the courtroom while the jury was absent.

Court rules MUHC can change treatment plan for dying patient

A Quebec Superior Court judge has granted the McGill University Health Centre the right to proceed with end-of-life care in the case of a 74-year-old woman. Her husband and one of her children oppose the hospital's plans to change her current treatment plan.

Police ethics commissioner orders investigation into death of Lac-Brome teen

Tracy Wing feels a measure of vindication now that she has received word that Quebec’s police ethics commission has ordered an investigation into police action surrounding her son’s death.

Union lobbying for rehiring of health and safety inspector on REM site

The inspector working noted an electrical issue to his employer and was told to call the province's workplace health and safety board. The next day, his union says, he was fired.

Judge ignored Gladue report while giving Nunavik man an open-ended sentence, appeals court rules

A trial judge unfairly ignored an Inuk man's abusive and violent upbringing when slapping him with an indeterminate prison sentence for a string of sexual assaults, Quebec's Court of Appeal has ruled.

Nearly 7,000 visits to Royal Victoria Hospital's overflow shelter last winter

The shelter provided a warm spot for people and their pets to spend the night during one of the coldest and dampest winters Montreal has seen in recent years.

Two wheels, one trailer, zero waste: Young entrepreneur turns his passion into a business

After working for two years as a carpenter, 22-year-old Simon Gosselin decided to start his own business, and turned his zeal for environmental causes into his job.