Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

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Jillian Kestler-D'Amours is a journalist with CBC Montreal.

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Liberals hang on to 19 seats on Montreal island, but CAQ makes inroads

François Legault's party won Bourget and Pointe-aux-Trembles in Montreal's east end — the first seats ever for the Coalition Avenir Québec on the island of Montreal.
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Missed Thursday night's debate? Here's a breakdown of the key moments

In the first televised leaders debate of the 2018 provincial campaign, Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard found himself under fire for his government's health and education record.

Filmmaker Spike Lee is coming to Montreal International Black Film Festival

The Oscar-winning director will be the honorary guest at the Montreal International Black Film Festival, which runs from Sept. 25 to 30.

What's in a slogan? Quebec's 4 main parties try to entice voters with one word or more

Three of the four parties — Coalition Avenir Québec, Parti Québécois and Québec Solidaire — have gone with one-word appeals to voters, while the Liberals have a wordier slogan.

Robert Lepage cancels Kanata show after co-producers withdraw support

Indigenous leaders criticized the production, which looks at Canada's settler history, for leaving out Indigenous voices.

'Verdun culture' shines through in stories about the neighbourhood

A new project, Verdun Stories, is collecting anecdotes, short stories and other memories from people who live, have lived, or made memories there.

Quebec to ban shale gas fracking, tighten rules for oil and gas drilling

Quebec Energy Minister Pierre Moreau has announced new measures to prohibit shale gas fracking and ban drilling for oil and gas in a one-kilometre zone around urban areas, including Montreal.

Quebec Public Security Ministry begins process to remove Pichet as SPVM chief for good

Quebec's Ministry of Public Security has made an official request to the City of Montreal, asking for the go-ahead to definitively relieve Philippe Pichet of his duties as Montreal police chief.

Montreal naturopath found guilty of manslaughter as Quebec Court of Appeal overturns acquittal

The Quebec Court of Appeal found Mitra Javanmardi guilty Thursday of involuntary manslaughter in the 2008 death of a patient, 84-year-old Roger Matern. Javanmardi will be retried on a negligence charge.

Quebec Labour Ministry raids Montreal-area workplaces alleged to be using black market labour

Six raids were conducted Tuesday in the Montreal area, Quebec's Labour Ministry confirmed, as part of an investigation into a job placement agency allegedly exploiting vulnerable workers.

Muslim community's hijab event cancelled over security concerns, venue says

A Laval reception hall that abruptly cancelled an event organized by a Muslim community group this past weekend says its decision was a matter of security, and "had nothing to do with the nature of the event."

Montreal mayor says provincial budget signals 'good years ahead'

The provincial government's 2018 budget, which increases total spending by 4.7 per cent, includes a boost to a plan to extend the Montreal Metro's Blue line, among other infrastructure projects.

Federal gun control reforms don't go far enough, Quebec school shooting survivors say

The federal government's proposed changes to tighten Canada's firearms laws don't go far enough, say Quebec advocates for stricter gun laws, including survivors of the mass shootings at Dawson College and École Polytechnique.

West Island residents weigh in on government response to last spring's devastating floods

People affected by the catastrophic floods weighed in on the lessons Montreal and neighbouring communities learned at a meeting with city and provincial officials Tuesday evening.

Like to sing in your car? Montreal man says he was ticketed for Everybody Dance Now sing-along

Taoufik Moalla says he was singing the chorus of 90s dance song, Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now), when police pulled him over and handed him a $149 ticket for screaming in public.