Sidhartha Banerjee

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Former SNC-Lavalin executive Sami ​​​​​​​Bebawi sentenced to 8 years in prison

A jury last month found the former head of SNC-Lavalin's construction division guilty of paying off foreign officials and pocketing millions as he worked to secure contracts for the company in Libya.

Greed drove former SNC exec's alleged fraud, corruption scheme, Crown says

The Crown has begun final arguments in the criminal trial of former SNC-Lavalin executive Sami Bebawi. He faces eight charges, including fraud, corruption and possession of stolen goods and bribery of foreign officials.

Quebec village looks to dump wild bird running afoul in town

Mayor France Bédard said it’s been about 10 days since a wild turkey arrived in the village, about 190 kilometres northeast of Montreal, and it saw fit to settle smack in the heart of town.

Ex-SNC Lavalin executive on trial for fraud, corruption won't present defence

It was up to the Crown to prove the charges against Sami Bebawi beyond a reasonable doubt. Bebawi wasn't obliged to present a defence, and he will not.

Legal aid won't take on Montreal man seeking to withdraw guilty plea for killing child

Superior Court Justice Jean-François Buffoni has given Sofiane Ghazi until Nov. 14 to find a lawyer, saying that otherwise Ghazi will be sentenced for the second-degree murder of his infant child and for the aggravated assault of his then-pregnant ex-wife.

Quebec town's moose statue won't seek to supplant Moose Jaw's famed Mac

Nicolas Martel, the colourful mayor of Desbiens, Que., initially wanted to get into the friendly feud and build a moose to surpass both Moose Jaw and Stor-Elvdal, in Norway, before having a change of heart.

Montreal's Jurassic Park to take over 2 downtown streets for Game 6

On Wednesday, Mayor Valérie Plante announced the city will be closing streets again Thursday night — this time, both Peel and Crescent streets — as the Raptors attempt to eliminate the Warriors in California and capture their first NBA championship.

Family sues Marriott chain after father, toddler drowned at Montreal hotel in 2016

The $3.9-million lawsuit alleges the hotel is responsible for the pair's deaths because its pool area was unsafe, improperly supervised and lacked video surveillance or an emergency alarm.

Defence suggests manslaughter conviction in case of man who killed ailing wife

In final arguments before the jury, a lawyer representing Michel Cadotte said the evidence does not demonstrate the intent required for a second-degree murder conviction in the death of Jocelyne Lizotte, his wife of 19 years.

Quebecer admits to ending life of his wife with Alzheimer's, blames psychological distress

Michel Cadotte began testifying in his own defence Friday at his trial for the killing of his wife, Jocelyne Lizotte, 60, who was in an advanced stage of Alzheimer's disease.

Quebec woman finds family, answers through recently released adoption records

Raymonde Thibeault is one of thousands of Quebecers who've benefited from the province last year lifting the confidentiality long attached to adoption records in Quebec.

As immigration debate heats up, Quebec's Roxham Road road still ground zero

Paul Clarke, executive director of Action Réfugiés Montréal, an advocacy group that works with refugees, said the rhetoric surrounding newcomers to the country is likely to get more heated with a federal election around the corner.

Supporters to press Cuba for return of Quebecer caught in legal limbo

Supporters of a Quebec man who has been in legal limbo in Cuba since the death of a fellow Canadian tourist nearly 16 months ago are taking their case for his freedom to the Cuban embassy in Ottawa.

Quebec deer disease means popular Rudolph stand-ins sidelined, for now

The government says the animals, a fixture at Christmas parades and events in the province, need to stay penned as investigations continue to determine the extent of the disease.

Parasite spread by cats threatens Quebec's endangered belugas, study shows

A new study suggests belugas are being increasingly infected with a parasite known as toxoplasma gondii, transmitted through the feces of cats.