Elias Abboud

Journalist

Elias Abboud is a journalist at CBC Montreal.

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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.

Can't find a doctor? Civil rights lawyer set to take on 'unfair' permit system penalizing Montrealers

Civil rights lawyer Julius Grey is going to court to challenge the way Quebec's Health Ministry decides where family doctors in the province can hang up their shingle.

'Tis the seasoning: What's behind Montreal steak spice, flavouring food for more than 70 years?

In the 70 years since it was first sprinkled on a steak, Montreal steak spice has become an international sensation, with fans all over the world using it to bring a little something to their cuts of meat.

Dog owners in Outremont fear for future of their park

The park is nestled between the new Université de Montréal campus and the overpass linking the Outremont borough to the Town of Mount Royal. And at some 8,000 square metres, it's one of the largest dog parks in the city.

A guide to help victims of crime express themselves

The Quebec association for the families of missing and murdered people has just released a guide for victims of violence and their families on how to prepare and present a victim impact statement.

Nunavik community to make the jump from diesel to hydroelectricity

The Pituvik Landholding Corporation in Inukjuak, along with Hydro-Québec and the renewable energy company Innergex, signed an agreement today to build a 7.5-megawatt dam upstream on the Inukjuak River.

Older pedestrians may need more time to cross roads, says SAAQ in releasing 2018 accident numbers

Fewer people than ever died or were injured on Quebec roads in 2018. But officials at Quebec's automobile insurance board are troubled by the number of elderly pedestrians who died after being struck by a vehicle.

'We are in a crisis:' Quebec order of social workers calls for broad inquiry into youth protection services

Youth protection services in Quebec are in need of a serious fix, the head of the province’s professional order of social workers said Friday.
PERSONAL ESSAY

My zero-waste life has me craving strawberries

A couple of years ago, my wife and I decided to go zero-waste, as much as possible. And while it is gratifying, I can't help but feel that I'm missing out, says CBC journalist Elias Abboud.

Murdered by their mother: Who speaks up in court for Amanda and Sabrina?

Marlène Dufresne, whose daughter Gabrielle Dufresne-Élie was murdered in 2014, and other parents of murdered children plan on being present in the Laval courtroom for Adele Sorella's sentencing on Friday. They want to be there for Sorella's dead daughters.

Quebec's highest court rejects PQ election-night shooter Richard Bain's sentence appeal

The Quebec Court of Appeal has ruled Richard Bain will have to spend 20 years in prison before being allowed to apply for parole — upholding the original eligibility period initially imposed by Superior Court Justice Guy Cournoyer.