Sean Gordon

Journalist

Sean Gordon is a CBC reporter based in Quebec's Eastern Townships, and has previously covered the National Assembly, Parliament and the Montreal Canadiens. Follow him on Twitter: @MrSeanGordon

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Patricia Pleszczynska, driving force behind the CBC in Quebec for decades, dies at 67

The longtime CBC and Radio-Canada executive grew up in the Eastern Townships and ensured Quebec's stories were told to Canadians.

What Quebec's COVID-19 vaccination campaign might look like and the challenges to come

It's hoped one or more COVID-19 vaccines will arrive in Quebec in early winter. But as the province's vaccine strategy takes shape, several key questions remain unresolved.

Meet Nathalie Lessard, Tadoussac's burgeoning poutine magnate

At age 24 she was studying anthropology in Montreal, but traded all that for a chip truck on the North Shore. Earlier this year, she hit it big: an exclusive deal to distribute her secret sauce in supermarkets across Quebec.

Saguenay's health system nearing 'point of no return' if COVID-19 numbers worsen

Coronavirus cases are piling up at an alarming rate in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, and while public health insists the situation is under control, the doctors committee at the region's main hospital warns it could go sharply downhill soon.

The Quebec government and First Nations hit the reset button

After Joyce Echaquan's death six weeks, the relationship between Indigenous groups and the Quebec government reached a nadir. Now they appear to have found a path forward.

Granby mother sentenced to 8 years in prison for child abuse

One doctor called the then-17-year-old's injuries and malnutrition the worst they'd seen. Another told court was left with the impression 'he had just left a concentration camp.' The boy's mother was sentenced to an eight-year prison term on Friday.

Growing kale on the shores of Hudson Bay? Year-round vegetable farming comes to Inukjuak

Finding fresh produce in Quebec's northern reaches tends to be a difficult, costly proposition in winter. The community of Inukjuak, in Nunavik, has found a way to secure a year-round supply of vegetables.

The Lower St. Lawrence thought the second wave had crested. Now COVID-19 is back

An outbreak in La Pocatière in September signaled the coronavirus had spread to the province's outlying regions. Officials thought they'd stamped it out. Now they're fighting another outbreak in Matane. It's becoming a familiar story in other regions too.

Police in Ontario used the public alert system to help find an alleged killer, why didn't Quebec City?

This summer the Ontario Provincial Police was looking for a murder suspect, they found him in part because of a targeted emergency message. Quebec City police opted not to use the technology while a killer was on the loose on Halloween night. Why?

Quebec City police clarify Halloween sword attack timeline, why public alert wasn't sent earlier

As investigators continue to piece together the rampage during which two people were killed and five more injured, Quebec City's police service is amending the timeline of events.

Quebec's Lower North Shore has a junk problem, and civic leaders would like to have it fixed

Earlier this month, municipal officials in the Magdalen Islands paid to have dozens of abandoned cars removed from Entry Island. The clean-up highlighted a problem that plagues many remote regions, such as the Lower North Shore.

How one region in hard-hit Quebec has so little COVID-19 it can hold a film festival

Life isn't quite the same as it was pre-coronavirus, but the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region has largely been spared by the second COVID-19 wave. There will even be cinephiles in the Théâtre du Cuivre when the region's highly-regarded film festival officially kicks off this weekend.

Lack of expertise, poor negotiating at root of Quebec ferry fiasco, auditor general finds

The Société des traversiers du Québec's $170-million purchase of the F.-A.-Gauthier ferry was doomed from the start because of a lack of expertise, unqualified project managers and the STQ's ineffectiveness at the negotiating table, a new report says.

Inside Quebec's COVID-19 workplace inspection blitz

Last week's outbreak at a meat processing facility in the Beauce highlighted a recent trend: the second COVID-19 wave is spreading through workplaces. The province has scrambled 700 inspectors to conduct a safety blitz that targets the construction, manufacturing, retail sales and food preparation sectors.

A collision with a dock is the latest incident in a dismal year for Quebec's ferry corporation

The Saaremaa I, a ferry linking Matane and the North Shore, hit a wharf in Godbout, Que., on Friday. It's merely the latest incident in a bizarre litany of mishaps for the Société des traversiers du Québec.

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