Steve Rukavina

Steve Rukavina is a journalist with CBC Montreal.

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Provincial audit finds irregularities in awarding of contracts by EMSB

Treasury Board President Christian Dubé said he's "shocked" by the results of the audit, which could provide the CAQ government with new arguments for putting Quebec's largest English-language school board under trusteeship.

Investigation into harassment allegations against Concordia creative writing prof over

Jon Paul Fiorentino no longer works at Concordia University, but the university won't say if that's connected to the results of its internal investigation. "The necessary steps and actions in response to this matter have been taken," it says.

Judge refuses MUHC plan to move, forcibly medicate 'abusive' 80-year-old patient

The woman's family said the alleged abuse was exaggerated, and the hospital's proposed treatment plan was designed to make life easier for staff, not to improve the patient's care.

Frank Zampino, ex-Montreal politician, granted stay of proceedings in fraud trial

A Quebec Court judge has ordered a stay of proceedings in a fraud and corruption case against the former second-in-command at Montreal city hall, Frank Zampino.

Like beer, wine and liquor bottles should carry a deposit, new report says

Quebec should expand its bottle deposit system to include wine and liquor bottles in a bid to keep more of them out of landfills, a new government report recommends.

SQ questions 17 people who may have tried to acquire leaked Desjardins data

Provincial police questioned 17 people Thursday in connection with the data breach at Desjardins that affected more than 2.7 million members. They say most of the people being questioned tried to acquire the leaked personal information

Montreal judge tosses more than 260 charges over unreasonable delays

Municipal Court Judge Gaétan Plouffe has tossed more than 260 charges — mostly against homeless people for minor offences such as loitering or littering. Advocates say the ruling demonstrates the futility of ticketing vulnerable people.

Quebec judge overturns parts of federal, provincial laws on medically assisted dying

A Quebec Superior Court justice has accepted the arguments of two Montrealers who argued access to medically assisted dying was too restrictive. They will now have the right to apply for medical assistance in dying.

Quebec judge removes teenager from family home after she flees forced marriage

The girl, now 16, was so afraid of her family and her fiancé that she fled to a neighbour's house and locked herself in a bedroom.

Server wins compensation after being fired for refusing to share tips

In Quebec, restaurants can't claw back tips from servers to share with kitchen staff unless the workers come to an agreement among themselves. One Montreal restaurant was asking servers to turn over 30 per cent of tips to head office. When one server refused, she was fired.

Laurentians municipality fights $96M lawsuit from mining giant in Quebec's Court of Appeal

Mining company Canada Carbon wanted to develop a graphite mine in picturesque Grenville-sur-la-Rouge, but the local council quashed it. Canada Carbon is now suing the municipality for $96 million, nearly 20 times the municipality's annual budget.

Véronique Hivon won't seek PQ leadership, dashing hopes of many supporters

Véronique Hivon, a charismatic former cabinet minister who many felt was the obvious choice to become the next leader of the Parti Québécois, announced Tuesday she won't be joining the leadership race.

Judge rejects class action from young Quebecers concerned about climate change

The judge rejected the group's request for a class action, but was sympathetic to many of their arguments. Based on that, the group says it will appeal.

Investigate complaints of racial profiling by Repentigny police, activists urge Quebec

Some black residents of Repentigny, Que., accuse local police of repeated acts of racial profiling — a situation anti-racism advocates say demands a response from the provincial government.

Disciplinary hearing for Quebec court judge in hijab case delayed yet again

Already tied up for years in procedural delays, the disciplinary hearing of Quebec court Judge Eliana Marengo, who refused to hear the case of a woman because she was wearing a hijab, has been suspended yet again, likely for several more months.