Kate McKenna

Kate McKenna is a reporter with CBC Montreal. She is covering the federal election in Quebec. Email her at kate.mckenna@cbc.ca.

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Going into election, rural Quebecers say they're feeling the effects of climate change

Quebec farmers say climate change is an election issue for them.

2 Montreal-area campaigns file police complaints after swastikas painted on signs

Swastikas have been scrawled on Liberal signs in the Montreal-area riding of Hochelaga and Conservative signs in Pierrefonds.

Quebec's $3B month: opposition says Liberal pre-election spending is a ploy to buy votes

The federal government announced more than $3 billion in spending in the province — and opposition parties say the spending was more motivated by winning votes than by good governance.

Montreal NDP candidate steps down, denies allegations of domestic abuse

A Montreal NDP candidate has resigned from his post after he was accused of domestic abuse against his former spouse on social media.

Scheer's Conservatives target Bloc Québécois votes to make gains in Quebec

The Conservatives are targeting strategic seats in Quebec in the next federal election, believing they can attract sovereigntist voters who might otherwise vote for Bloc Québécois candidates.

Green Party deputy leader calls for federal intervention in Quebec's religious symbols law

The deputy leader of the federal Green Party says he would like to see Canada's attorney general intervene in court cases that challenge Quebec's new law on religious symbols. But that position is at odds with the party's official position on the legislation commonly referred to as Bill 21. 

Social media, but not video games, linked to depression in teens, according to Montreal study

Researchers in Quebec have found that the increased symptoms of depression are linked to being active on social media platforms like Instagram, where teens are more likely to compare their lives to glitzy images in their feeds.

High rents are driving businesses out of Montreal's neighbourhoods. What can be done?

It's the "wild west" for commercial tenants in places like Mile End, and some are calling for rent controls or other measures to protect those who risk being forced out of business by rent hikes.

Montreal secures Quebec support for part of Pink line — a tramway from downtown to Lachine

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante says she's struck a deal to go ahead with the western portion of her promised Pink line — turning over federal infrastructure money earmarked for Montreal to Quebec City's tramway project, in return for provincial support.

126 cases and 0 criminal charges: Is Quebec's police watchdog doing its job?

The Celiks watched as their son died after being beaten by police officers. They hoped for criminal charges. Instead they got a familiar refrain: no charges will be laid.

Latest victim of gentrification in Saint-Henri? An anti-gentrification group

POPIR, a tenants’ rights group in the Montreal neighbourhood, says the building where the organization rents space has been sold, and the new owners plan to raise the rent to market value.

Construction delays mean Saint-Henri pool closed for another summer

A pool in Montreal's west end will be closed for a second consecutive summer amid construction delays, and Saint-Henri residents say they're disappointed by the news.

Dream of turning Laval church into a school for disabled children goes up in flames

Laval firefighters fought hard to save a small, wooden church on Bigras Island early Monday morning but, by sunup, there was nothing left but a burned-out shell of what was to be a school for disabled children.
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The gift of giving: Spending a birthday volunteering at a homeless shelter

Instead of planning a celebratory brunch or party, Dhabisha Kohilanathan chose to celebrate her 27th birthday by volunteering at a Montreal homeless shelter.

Montreal church partners with circus company to help pay the bills

A church in downtown Montreal has partnered with a circus company with the goal of opening up the space to a larger group of people — while also helping to pay the bills.