Stephen Smith


Stephen Smith is a journalist with CBC Montreal.

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Passchendaele at 100: New exhibit looks at WW1 victory that haunts us still

New exhibit at the Atwater Library in Montreal traces Passchendaele's fall from grace among Canada's First World War battle honours.

Gentrification puts pressure on Saint-Henri schools to adapt to new social mix

Community organizations say middle-class families have higher expectations and are putting new pressures on the historically working-class neighbourhood’s schools to provide the kinds of programs and activities they expect for their children.

Gilbert Rozon allegations leave Just For Laughs at mercy of government, private sponsors

The allegations of harassment and sexual assault facing Just For Laughs founder Gilbert Rozon put Montreal's legendary international comedy festival in a vulnerable position, experts say.

Court deems MUHC rules capping number of deliveries 'discriminatory and invalid'

Four doctors — Alice Benjamin, Robert Koby, Dawn Johansson and Andrew Mok — took legal action against the hospital last October to protest a distribution of delivery quotas that they said favoured the MUHC’s on-call obstetricians.

The Mountaintop goes beyond the martyr to the human side of Martin Luther King

The Mountaintop mines the raw humanity evidenced in that now famous speech — the fear, the insecurity, the desire for a quiet life, and the ability to somehow keep on keeping on.

Montreal actress Erika Rosenbaum says Harvey Weinstein harassed, assaulted her

Montreal actress Erika Rosenbaum is adding her voice to those accusing Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault.

New security measures on Camillien-Houde Way get mixed reviews from cyclists

Announced Wednesday, the measures include extending by 30 metres a central concrete median after the Camillien-Houde lookout and the placement of new signs at numerous locations along the road indicating that U-turns are forbidden.

New Metro line with 29 stations would cost less than $6B, Projet Montréal says

A giant tunnel-boring machine would allow a Projet Montréal administration to build an entirely new Metro line for under $6 billion, the opposition municipal party said Tuesday at a campaign announcement.

Quebec joins Bombardier in condemning latest U.S. duty on CSeries jets

Quebec's Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation, Dominique Anglade, called the duties approaching 300 per cent “absurd” and said she intends to work to demonstrate to the U.S. government that they aren't justified.

Bombardier calls 220% U.S. duty on CSeries 'absurd,' says real fight now begins

A preliminary decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce to impose a duty of almost 220 per cent on sales of Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft met with swift criticism from Quebec's government.

'What's happening in Quebec City?': Car belonging to head of mosque torched

A car belonging to the head of a Quebec City mosque was torched around 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 6 outside Mohamed Labidi's home.

Quebec man fights back after dealer remotely disables car over $200 fee

A Quebec man is back on the road after a dealership remotely disabled his vehicle over his refusal to pay an extra $200 fee to remove the device used to immobilize it - something consumer advocates say may have broken the law.

How a Quebec village came to be at the centre of a swastika controversy

It’s been 37 years since Jean-Pierre Poirier and a team of local divers hauled an old anchor embossed with a swastika from the murky depths of the Soulanges Canal, west of Montreal. Now, it's at the centre of a controversy that has gotten international attention.

High winds, not tree maintenance, to blame for storm damage, says NDG mayor

Russell Copeman, the mayor of the Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough, says no amount of maintenance could have preserved some of the trees that came down in Tuesday’s intense storm.

As monuments come down south of border, new Civil War memorial to honour Canadians who fought

The Grays and Blues of Montreal, a Civil War re-enactment group, is planning to unveil a memorial next month honouring the 40,000 Canadians who fought in the American Civil War - most of them for Abraham Lincoln's Union forces.