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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78 days of unrest and an unresolved land claim hundreds of years in the making

Here's a look back at the key events of the standoff between Kanesatake Mohawks and police and the Canadian military in the summer of 1990 that still shapes the relationship between Indigenous peoples and Canada.

COVID-19 in Quebec: Risk of complications low if you're under 70, deputy premier assures worried teachers

As elementary school teachers gear up to head back to the classroom in much of the province, Quebec Deputy Premier Geneviève Guilbault said it’s natural for them to be anxious about COVID-19, but public health authorities now conclude people 69 or younger face little risk.

Quebec City man charged with woman's murder was on day parole for ex-spouse's brutal slaying

A man charged with killing a Quebec City sex worker was allowed to have what the Parole Board of Canada deemed "inappropriate" sexual relations with women — despite the "serious and worrisome risk." 

Neil Cameron, history teacher and former Equality Party MNA, dies at 81

Cameron, who taught at John Abbott College for 30 years, was one of four candidates in the upstart anglophone rights Equality Party to stun Quebec by winning seats in the 1989 election. The erudite writer and history teacher is remembered as someone "who gave a lot to his community."

Point of View: I've been a journalist for 35 years — the Polytechnique massacre left a scar on all of us

It took decades for the massacre to be recognized as a targeted, anti-feminist attack. Montreal is still struggling to understand the violence on Dec. 6, 1989.

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.