Verity Stevenson

Verity Stevenson is a reporter with CBC in Montreal. She has previously worked for the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star in Toronto, and the Telegraph-Journal in Saint John.

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After couple tests positive for COVID-19 in long-term care, husband dies on wedding anniversary

Betty and Norman Wilson, who had known each other for decades before getting married in their 80s, recently contracted COVID-19 while living at the Manoir West Island. Last week, Norman passed away on the couple's ninth wedding anniversary.

Quebec to start COVID-19 vaccinations next week, health minister says

Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé said by next Monday, the province should receive four boxes of the Pfizer vaccine, which will allow for 2,000 people at two long-term care homes to be vaccinated. Quebec is prioritizing residents of long-term care homes and health-care workers in its vaccination plan.

An 'alarming' return of coronavirus in Quebec's long-term care homes

Outbreaks in long-care homes in the province are growing in number and scope, with two more homes in Montreal high on the government list of outbreaks. 

Quebec won't expand program for health-care working migrants, but advocates say fight isn't over

Advocates say they are dismayed by the Quebec government's announcement that it will not expand a program to grant health-care working asylum seekers residency.

Cuban police arrest suspect in case of Montreal hospital worker killed on vacation

The cousin of Antoinette Traboulsi, whose body was discovered on a beach in Cuba earlier this month, says Global Affairs Canada confirmed an arrest has been made in her death. 

After toiling in Quebec's long-term care homes, a migrant from Ivory Coast faces deportation

Although the province has guaranteed residency for many of the asylum seekers who laboured in Quebec's long-term care homes, Mamadou Konaté faces deportation as soon as flights to Ivory Coast are once again allowed.

Other religions have celebrated holidays in isolation. Some ask: Why make an exception for Christmas?

Passover, Rosh Hashanah, Diwali, Ramadan — some of most celebrated holidays for cultural communities in Quebec have been observed in alternative ways this year. 

Quebec provincial police officer arrested for alleged sexual assault of minor

A Quebec provincial police officer is facing several charges related to the alleged sexual assault of a minor, including inciting sexual contact and sexual contact with a person under the age of 16, as well as possessing child pornography.

Small businesses on Montreal's Duluth Avenue are adapting amid pandemic restrictions

Once known for its bring-your-own-wine restaurants, Duluth Avenue is seeing more new businesses run by young entrepreneurs. That may be one of the reasons it's adapted to pandemic restrictions that have been otherwise hard on local merchants.

N-word found in history textbook used by Montreal high schools

The N-word has sparked many conversations and debates in the past few weeks in Quebec. Now, it's been spotted in a textbook circulating in Montreal high schools, prompting some parents and teachers to ask whether using it at all is really necessary. 

Legault prolongs red-zone restrictions until Nov. 23, extends hybrid learning to Grade 9 students

After hinting at an extension of the public health restrictions in COVID-19 red zones for weeks, Quebec Premier François Legault has announced they will be prolonged until Nov. 23, although that will be re-evaluated in two weeks time.

Quebec's heated debate over professor's suspension overlooked Black voices, students say

Students CBC spoke with say the public discourse missed the mark.

Quebec announces $65M in funding despite criticism of anti-gun squad

Public Security Minister Geneviève Guilbault's funding announcement comes days after a Concordia University teacher revealed Montreal police's new anti-gun squad has already made 31 arrests, most of whom are Black men. 

Martin Prud'homme, suspended as head of Sûreté du Quebec, says he was treated unfairly

Martin Prud'homme says he was never given the ability to defend himself properly and that the government simply wants to end his 32-year-career in public service.

Dawson College theatre profs say they support students who made allegations against Winston Sutton

At least three former students have accused Winston Sutton of grooming them emotionally and, in two cases, of sexually harassing them. Other theatre professors at Dawson said Wednesday they support the complainants. 

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