Ryan Hicks

Ryan Hicks is in his final year as a law student at McGill University and is a former Quebec political correspondent for the CBC. In 2018, he won the Amnesty International Media Award for his reporting from Guatemala about the root causes of migration from Central America to the United States.

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Point of View: Dear Premier Legault, spend a day on the front lines

Ryan Hicks, a law student now working at a CHSLD, says he believes seeing what is happening at the province's long-term care homes first-hand would change the way François Legault views this crisis and elder care forever.

Opinion: Montreal Pride has a problem with minorities, and it shows

Does Montreal Pride deserve to host World Pride 2023? The vote is Oct. 20.

Culture groups share concerns with Quebec envoy ahead of NAFTA talks

Groups representing Quebec's cultural industries told the province's top negotiator in talks to make changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement that Canada needs to maintain its power over cultural policies.
Blog

UPAC head grilled by MNAs before public security committee

CBC reporter Ryan Hicks blogs about the much-anticipated appearance by the head of Quebec's anti-corruption squad, UPAC, at the National Assembly today.

Premier denies disgraced Liberal bagman involved in 2013 leadership campaign

Premier Philippe Couillard says a former Liberal fundraiser who is banned for life from the federal Liberal party had no involvement in his 2013 leadership campaign.

Ditch the camouflage pants, Quebec tells police officers

Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux says he plans on tabling a bill as soon as possible to put an end to police wearing camouflage pants.
Analysis

What's in store for your wallet? Tax cuts and prudent spending expected in Quebec budget

Finance Minister Carlos Leitao is expected to table his third balanced budget today at 4 p.m. But will Quebecers forgive the Liberals for the tough austerity measures imposed in the first half of their mandate?

Greek community expresses 'disbelief' over changes to Quebec electoral map

Laval’s Greek community has joined the growing list of groups opposed to Quebec's redrawn electoral map. Meanwhile, an English-language newspaper publisher is threatening legal action over the changes.
Analysis

PQ renews efforts to woo minority voters: Can it pay off by 2018?

The Parti Québécois lays out a plan to build bridges with anglophones and ethnic minorities, starting with a change of tone in the weeks since the mosque shooting.

Should loyalty card points ever expire? CAQ private member's bill would make it illegal

In the wake of the consumer uproar that forced Air Miles to nix its expiry policy, CAQ MNA Simon Jolin-Barrette plans to table a bill on Tuesday making it illegal in Quebec for loyalty reward points to expire.

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