Ryan Hicks

Ryan Hicks is a third-year law student at McGill University and 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.

Latest from Ryan Hicks

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.

Proposed new electoral map an 'attack' on the Anglo vote, lobby group says

A proposal to eliminate a provincial riding with a large anglophone population could damage the community's political voice, according to a prominent Anglo lobby group.
Analysis

'I saved province from financial disaster,' says Quebec premier. But is anyone listening?

As 2017 begins, heralding a provincial election in less than two years, the CBC's Ryan Hicks takes this look at the challenges each leader will be mulling over as he makes his New Year's resolutions.
Analysis

Quebec byelections will put new PQ leader, CAQ's identity politics to test

The new leader of the Parti Quebécois, the Coalition Avenir Québec's decision to zero in on identity politics and the Liberal government's track record will all be put to the test in four byelections being held today across the province.

Quebec appoints auditor to probe management at Montreal's 2 English school boards

Quebec's education minister, Sébastien Proulx, has appointed an auditor to look into the management of Montreal's two English-language school boards amid ethical questions involving the management of both boards.

Radicalized women in Quebec well educated, from middle-class families, says report

For the first time, the provincial government has a picture of how young Quebec women become radicalized.

Quebec to inject $135M more into health and education following surplus

Premier Philippe Couillard's government will inject an additional $135 million immediately into health care and education thanks to a $2.2 billion surplus this fiscal year.