Loreen Pindera


Loreen Pindera is a journalist with 35 years' experience in CBC newsrooms in Thunder Bay, Winnipeg, Iqaluit and Montreal. Her book People of the Pines: The Warriors and the Legacy of Oka, co-authored with Geoffrey York, is a primer on the 1990 Mohawk land dispute.

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Only Quebecers legally entitled to go to English school have right to be served in English, premier says

Quebec Premier François Legault has laid out who in the province he believes has the right to receive government services in English — only those entitled to English schooling under Quebec's French language charter, Bill 101.

Organizers' silence after woman's Ironman Mont-Tremblant death made things worse, witness says

A witness to the death of Florida triathlete Jill Levy Morris at an Ironman 70.3 event in Mont-Tremblant last month says the way organizers handled the aftermath of the incident only made a tragic accident worse.

Husband of triathlete killed in Mont-Tremblant slams race organizers for 'vague, cryptic' account of her death

Ken Morris, whose wife Jill Levy Morris, 46, was crushed by a support vehicle while finishing the bike portion of Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant last Sunday, is hoping an independent witness steps forward to report what they saw.

CBC Montreal, Quebec win 10 RTDNA journalism awards

The RTDNA awards recognize journalistic excellence in individual reporting, as well as for programs and stations across radio, television and digital platforms.

Castles to the sky: Human tower-builders bring Catalonia to Montreal

Every week, some 25 to 35 Montrealers meet to practise tower-building, a pastime in the Catalonian tradition that dates back 250 years.

'No cuts to health-care system,' Health Minister Danielle McCann vows

After telling CBC's Debra Arbec Friday she would only cut "to better organize" the health care system, Danielle McCann now says that was a slip of the tongue, and she wants to make clear there will be no cuts.

Oblate religious order ready to settle out of court with Quebec victims of priests' sexual abuse

Nearly one year after allegations of sexual abuse at the hands of Oblate priests were made public, the Catholic religious order says it is now ready to negotiate an amicable settlement with the victims.

Oblate religious order covered up decades of sexual abuse of First Nations children, victims allege

An investigation by Radio-Canada's investigative program Enquête has found generations of Innu and Atikamekw children, right up to the 1990s, were assaulted by Oblate missionaries posted in their remote Quebec communities.

'Every day for me is Thanksgiving': Former homeless Montrealer helps dish out turkey for 350

Charles Rochon was one of dozens of staff and volunteers who served turkey and all the fixings to men at Welcome Hall Mission's Macaulay emergency shelter Monday evening. Fourteen years ago, he was down and out.

Final Quebec election debate proves testiest, as party leaders look for opponents' weaknesses

Immigration and identity politics once again were at the forefront of the third and final leaders' debate on Thursday night — a debate that got sidetracked time and again, notably when the PQ's Jean-François Lisée demanded to know just who is Québec Solidaire's leader.

Immigration takes centre stage at Quebec English-language leaders debate

Immigration policy, once again, featured as a key issue in this provincial election campaign, as Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard and François Legault, the leader of Coalition Avenir Québec, sparred repeatedly at Monday's historic English-language debate.

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.

Ex-Bombardier president Raymond Bachant steps down as head of transit authority Exo

Raymond Bachant, appointed a year ago to head the transit authority serving greater Montreal's northern and southern rings, announced Monday he's stepping down to pursue opportunities in the private sector.

'Father of Quebec education' Paul Gérin-Lajoie, 98, to be honoured with state funeral

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard said Monday there will be a state funeral for Paul Gérin-Lajoie, the province's founding minister of education and one of the instigators of Quebec's Quiet Revolution, who died early Monday. He was 98.

Coderre administration had 'no vision' of Formula E race risks, says auditor general

Auditor general Michèle Galipeau was the latest to lambaste the former mayor and his administration for their management of the Formula E race, suggesting the race was doomed before it even left the starting gate.