National Newswatch

Search continues for prominent businessman, son after helicopter goes missing in Quebec

Jul 12 2019 — Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press — MONTREAL — A prominent Quebec businessman known for his exploits in the greenhouse tomato industry and his teenage son remained missing Friday after the helicopter they were travelling in failed to return from a fishing trip. Stephane Roy is founder and president of Sagami Inc., which sells greenhouse tomatoes and strawberries under the Sagami and Savoura brands. […]

Stamps mark Canadian contribution to Apollo 11 moon mission as 50th anniversary nears

Jun 27 2019 — Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press — LONGUEUIL, Que. — With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that landed humans on the moon for the first time approaching, Canada Post released a pair of commemorative stamps Thursday highlighting the Canadian minds and technology that went a long way to making the moment happen. NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong's first steps on July 20, 1969 were watched […]

Montreal street renamed to erase tribute to Amherst, honour Indigenous history

Jun 21 2019 — Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press — Montreal removed the name of British general Jeffery Amherst's from its street map on Friday in favour of Atateken Street — a Mohawk word that means brotherhood. City and Indigenous leaders were on hand Friday to announce the name change that will erase traces of the British general who openly expressed a desire to eradicate Indigenous populations and advocated using blankets laced with smallpox […]

Montreal street renamed to erase tribute to Amherst, honour Indigenous history

Jun 21 2019 — Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press — Montreal removed the name of British general Jeffery Amherst's from its street map on Friday in favour of Atateken Street — a Mohawk word that means brotherhood. City and Indigenous leaders were on hand Friday to announce the name change that will erase traces of the British general who openly expressed a desire to eradicate Indigenous populations and advocated using blankets laced with smallpox […]

Trudeau says he will defend minority rights in face of Quebec religious-symbol law

Jun 20 2019 — Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press — MONTREAL — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau added his voice Thursday to the growing opposition to Quebec's new law prohibiting teachers, police officers and other public servants in positions of authority from wearing religious symbols. Speaking to reporters in Washington, D.C., Trudeau said he and his government will defend minority rights everywhere in Canada. "We do […]

Trudeau says he will defend minority rights in face of Quebec religious-symbol law

Jun 20 2019 — Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press — MONTREAL — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau added his voice Thursday to the growing opposition to Quebec's new law prohibiting teachers, police officers and other public servants in positions of authority from wearing religious symbols. Speaking to reporters in Washington, D.C., Trudeau said he and his government will defend minority rights everywhere in Canada. "We do […]

Man who threatened Montreal Jewish girls school found not criminally responsible

Jun 14 2019 — Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press — MONTREAL — A Montreal man who was facing charges of inciting hatred online against Jews has been found not criminally responsible due to mental illness but will have to abide by a lengthy list of conditions that include staying off social media. Robert Gosselin's case came to an end Friday at the Montreal courthouse after a psychiatric evaluation […]