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  • Kate 10:26 on 2018-06-23 Permalink | Reply  

    A teenager accused of killing another during a party on Nuns’ Island in 2016 was acquitted of murder Friday in youth court. The case was made that it was just hot-headed youthfulness, not drugs or gang activity. While fully admitting I don’t know the details I find this conclusion a little unsettling: most of us had our adolescent spats yet didn’t settle them with a “seul coup de couteau au thorax.”

    • Kate 10:14 on 2018-06-23 Permalink | Reply  

      City hall’s World Cup supporter, Rosannie Filato, claims holding six of the ten Canadian matches here in 2026 will bring $200 million in economic spinoffs. While the Journal sets out to investigate this claim, all they can really unmask is the implausibility of Montreal getting such a big piece of the pie.

      • Kate 08:42 on 2018-06-23 Permalink | Reply  

        Le Devoir looks back with more than a touch of nostalgia to the Saint-Jean riot after which the national holiday was, for a long time, held down to “des fêtes de quartier, dans une réduction de la dimension nationale à une variable folklorique.” Here’s how the 1968 fracas was reported in the Gazette by none other than Nick Auf der Maur the following day.

        I defy anyone to search that news archive in any year and not find, almost immediately, a story that’s echoed today. On the same front page as Auf der Maur’s report is this: “Quebec Liquor Board employees, seeking higher wages in a new contract, have authorized their union executive to call a strike at any time they see fit to do so.”

        • Kate 08:10 on 2018-06-23 Permalink | Reply  

          A six-month-old has died a modern death after the father forgot the baby was in his car. There have been many reports of small kids dying in overheated parked cars, including this Pulitzer-winning piece in the Washington Post, but I don’t recall seeing one reported here before.

          In La Presse, Fanny Lévesque gives us a more detailed account of the incident. CTV’s account emphasizes how both the parents and the daycare workers were treated for shock.

          Update: Media said Saturday that police will meet the parents soon but it’s unknown yet whether charges will be laid.

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