Leah Hendry

Leah Hendry is a TV, radio and online journalist with CBC Montreal Investigates. Contact her via our confidential tipline: 514-597-5155 or on email at montrealinvestigates@cbc.ca.

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Months-long wait for death certificates taking emotional, financial toll on Quebec families

The delay to get death certificates in Quebec has more than tripled since last summer, making it difficult for people to settle the estates of their loved ones. The minister in charge of the civil status registry hopes processing times will be back to normal by the end of the year.
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Lake of Two Mountains High School teacher charged with assaulting student

The mother of a child allegedly struck by a teacher at Lake of Two Mountains High School believes school board officials were too slow in removing him from the classroom. Now she's further unsettled by David Russell Pratt's history of professional misconduct in Ontario.
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Montreal sexual abuse victim says Catholic clergy interrogated him, looking for inconsistencies in his story

A victim of a sexually abusive Montreal priest says he's still shaken by what happened after he took his complaint to police in 2016: invited to a meeting at the same building where he'd been molested as a child, nine clergymen grilled him for hours, some trying to poke holes in his story.

'They don't care,' says Montreal renter living in rundown apartment

The City of Montreal is inspecting more rental units that suffer from unsanitary conditions such as mice, mould and plumbing problems. But without hefty fines, some critics and tenants say building owners are reluctant to make repairs.
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Students, staff left in the dark after Concordia's investigation of prof's behaviour

University investigators were told Jim Pfaus, an international expert in the psychology of sexual behaviour, pursued, dated or had sexual relationships with students in his classes or under his supervision. Pfaus retired at the end of 2018.

McGill dentistry prof found guilty of sexual misconduct by Quebec Order of Dentists

Dr. Nareg Apelian faces a possible five-year suspension from practising dentistry and is no longer assistant professor of dentistry at McGill University, after the order's disciplinary council ruled he touched a patient inappropriately at his off-campus clinic in 2016.
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Montreal woman stunned to find her Walmart gift cards drained

Gift cards are convenient and popular purchases, and last holiday season, Quebecers bought nearly $250 million of them. But as Samantha Vandzura discovered, scammers like them too.
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What Montreal police can learn from other Canadian police forces about cracking cold cases

The SPVM is not divulging much about how its new cold case unit will work, so CBC looked at what police elsewhere in Canada are doing to catch killers whose trails have gone cold.
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Montrealer loses thousands in inheritance to bogus online investment firm

Jérôme Huard entrusted thousands of dollars to an online investment firm that turned out to be a fake company called HQ Broker, which was blacklisted last summer by Quebec's security regulator. Canadians have lost over $14 million since 2015 to such scams.
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Jessica Neilson's parents feel abandoned by Montreal police, 10 years after her death

Jessica Neilson was found dead nearly a decade ago in St-Henri. Her parents say Montreal police haven't done enough to solve the murder.

Repeat offender tenant racks up nearly $17K in unpaid rent

Over the past three years, Nigel Calder, a Montreal tenant, has been evicted four times for not paying his rent. Some landlords didn't do a background check — a mistake they quickly came to regret.
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Charity watchdog says Habs children's foundation lacks transparency

The Montreal Canadiens Children's Foundation is one of the largest charities in Canada. In 2016-2017, it raised $4.7 million. So where does that money go?
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Quebec court orders demolition of historic Plateau greystone, repairs to its twin

A Quebec Superior Court justice has ordered Guy Desrosiers, who still lives on the ground floor of one of the fenced-off heritage buildings he's owned since the early 1970s, to demolish one building and to restore and repair the other.
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Montreal man's life derailed after mix-up on French test result

Francis Paganini had to give up his job and put his life on hold after being told he'd failed a French-language test which all temporary foreign workers must pass before getting permanent residency in Quebec, when in fact, he had not.

Crisscrossing Quebec, what the leaders' routes reveal about their campaigns

Since the election campaign kicked off in August, the four main leaders have kept up a relentless pace, travelling an average of 10,000 kilometres each across the province.