Steve Rukavina

Steve Rukavina is a journalist with CBC Montreal.

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EMSB report into harassment claims reveals poisonous work environment

The report highlights shouting matches, swearing, flinging of papers, and perhaps most bizarrely, allegations of passive aggressive humming of a song from The Lion King.

Judge who told woman to remove hijab offering to apologize in settlement proposal

It's been more than five years since Quebec court Judge Eliana Marengo told Montreal woman Rania El-Alloul to remove her hijab in the courtroom, saying she was "not suitably dressed." After a long legal battle, Marengo now wants to apologize.

Lachine pools to remain closed for a week while lifeguards are in isolation

A party attended by most of the lifeguards in the borough of Lachine has led to at least three of them testing positive for COVID-19, prompting the borough to keep all its pools closed until at least Aug. 5.

International students misinformed about pandemic-related change to work rules

Students, businesses and schools in Quebec were all confused about a federal government rule change removing limits on how many hours a week international students were allowed to work.

MMFA in turmoil, as fired director shoots back

The museum says its director general failed to address psychological harassment and a toxic workplace culture. Nathalie Bondil says she was fired to distract from the way the board mishandled a controversial hiring.

CAQ government's third attempt at reforming immigration program faces fresh round of criticism

After two failed attempts that forced it to backtrack, the CAQ government has once again announced changes to the popular Quebec Experience Program. And once again, no one seems pleased.

Father of Montreal marathon runner who died accuses organizers of 'gross negligence'

The father of a young man who died after going into cardiac arrest at last fall's Montreal marathon says he's enraged and disappointed after reading the coroner's report into his son's death. He's not ruling out legal action.

Coroner's report says communication problems, disorganization contributed to death of Montreal marathon runner

The report says a series of communication mix-ups and organizational lapses at last year's Montreal marathon delayed the time it took for Patrick Neely to get help

Westmount's new rule restricting pool access to residents sparks outrage

Swimmers in neighbouring Montreal boroughs say Westmount is using the pandemic as an excuse to bar outsiders from its popular outdoor pool.

Quebec women should be reimbursed for implant removal in U.S., report says

Quebec's college of physicians is recommending that dozens of women who have been forced to travel to the United States for surgery — to remove implants to treat incontinence — be reimbursed by the province's health insurance board.

Quebec government's economic relaunch plan blasted at National Assembly hearings

Premier François Legault said he's willing to extend the current parliamentary session and work with opposition parties to improve Bill 61, after the economic kick-start plan was roasted by various groups at National Assembly hearings Tuesday.

Parole board members' inexperience may have contributed to Quebec City woman's homicide, say former members

"I never would have put a man who has a violent past, who killed his ex-spouse, among young women who are vulnerable," said former Parole Board of Canada member Dave Blackburn, who said changes made by the Trudeau government in 2017 led to a shortage of experienced board members.

Teen killer in botched Nuns' Island robbery avoids adult sentence

An 18-year-old convicted of involuntary manslaughter and conspiracy to commit robbery after he and his girlfriend hatched a plot to rob marijuana from a school acquaintance who died of a stab wound will serve three years in youth detention.

New Quebec audio guide shows how to correctly pronounce Inuktitut place names in Nunavik

Quebec's toponymy commission worked with the Avataq Cultural Institute to develop the online audio registry, to help non-Inuktituk speakers correctly pronounce place names that have been used by the people of Nunavik for generations.

Renowned Quebec goalie equipment company in David-and-Goliath legal battle with CCM

A legal battle is pitting a legendary Quebec-based maker of hockey goalie equipment against CCM, the world's largest hockey equipment manufacturer.