Sabrina Jonas

Sabrina Jonas is a Montreal-based journalist with a particular interest in social justice issues and human interest stories. Sabrina previously worked at CBC Toronto after graduating from Ryerson's School of Journalism. Drop her an email at

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Hydro-Québec mounts last-ditch effort to revive stalled power line project through Maine

All construction for the project, known as the New England Clean Energy Connect Transmission LLC (NECEC), has been on hold since Maine residents voted against it in a referendum last November. On Tuesday, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court will hear arguments about the constitutionality of the referendum.

'Once in a generation': Quebecers mourn Montreal Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur

Tributes are pouring in from former Montreal Canadiens players, fans, and politicians as the hockey world mourns the loss of icon Guy Lafleur.

Montreal family suffers double tragedy after father dies in Haiti plane crash, son in ferris wheel accident

Gamaniel Valcin's death comes just months after his son, 22-year-old Riley Jonathan Valcin, died while working on the ferris wheel at Montreal's Old Port on Christmas Day.

Ottawa threatens to use Species at Risk Act to protect Quebec caribou

Federal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault has given Quebec an ultimatum: Provide details of how it will protect woodland caribou and their habitat or be the first province to be hit with a federal decree imposing measures to do the job.

Quebec issues stop-work order on highly-disputed container yard in Montreal's east end

Citizens' group members in Montreal's Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighbourhood who have been protesting the project for months now want Quebec's Environment Ministry to commission a study from the province's environmental watchdog. But the ministry has said there are no plans to do so.

After Pope's apology, Quebec First Nations call for concrete action from Catholic Church

While First Nations representatives from Quebec say they were 'astonished' to hear the apology, they say there also needs to be an apology on Canadian soil and real commitments to reconciliation.

Montreal comedians divided on Chris Rock's right to 'cross the line' in wake of Will Smith's Oscars slap

The slap heard around the world has sparked a hot debate on social media, with many denouncing Smith's violent reaction to a Chris Rock joke at the 94th Academy Awards, others supporting him, and some calling into question the limits of comedy. 

WHO refuses to accept Quebec's Medicago COVID-19 vaccine over company's tobacco ties

Quebec's Medicago vaccine could still be considered for emergency use, says the WHO, pending policy discussions on dealing with potentially valid health products that are linked to the tobacco industry.

Laval police action plan to end racial discrimination falls short, activists say

The police service in Laval is trying to improve relations with visible minorities, but some say its action plan is superficial and fails to demonstrate concrete ways to gain the trust of citizens from those communities.

Recycling contractor withheld at least $1M owed to Montreal, inspector general charges

Montreal's inspector general tabled a damning report Monday in which she accuses the company that operates Montreal's two recycling centres of failing to pass on all it obtains when it resells recyclable materials.