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  • Kate 18:00 on 2019-05-05 Permalink | Reply  

    A human chain protested Bill 21 Sunday afternoon around the Palais de justice.

    • Kate 10:10 on 2019-05-05 Permalink | Reply  

      Anyone know why the geese are going nuts over Villeray this morning?

      • Ian 11:20 on 2019-05-05 Permalink

        At a guess since geese tend to congregate in wide open areas suitable for landing & takeoff with good visibility I’m going to guess a flock was in Jarry Park and was disturbed by groundskeeping. Or it’s a conspiracy from Big Auto, take your pick.

      • Bert 11:30 on 2019-05-05 Permalink

        Ian, I get it…. *HONK*

      • qatzelok 17:45 on 2019-05-05 Permalink

        Maybe the flooding in Ahuntsic has dried up, and they’re homeless again?

      • Ian 21:40 on 2019-05-06 Permalink

        Someone heard that gastronomie is now being funded by the city, and started trying to collect donors for foie gras terroir de chez nous?

    • Kate 09:36 on 2019-05-05 Permalink | Reply  

      The elegant art deco building on Mont-Royal at Henri-Julien has been the headquarters of Jeunesses musicales for years, but was originally built as a pioneering prenatal clinic for the area in 1935. I have no information who designed the building.

      The Journal has been doing a regular “this week in history” piece, but they’ve puzzled me this weekend by listing the notorious burning of the parliament building as taking place on May 10, 1844. Wikipedia says it was April 25, 1849. Other sources I’ve found, including the website of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario and the Canadian Encyclopedia, concur on the 1849 date. Anyone know if there’s actually a disagreement on when it happened, or is this just an error?

      • Robert Tyler Wood 10:35 on 2019-05-05 Permalink

        I believe the 1844 date is referring to when the parliament moved from Kingston to the building here in Montreal that would eventually be destroyed.

      • Robert Tyler Wood 10:44 on 2019-05-05 Permalink

        The architect for the Laurier/Siegler clinic is Harold Lea Fetherstonhaugh according to UdM. Source:


      • Yves Desjardins 10:50 on 2019-05-05 Permalink

        Bonjour Kate, c’est bien Fethersonaught. Plus de détails sur cet édifice à la p. 82 du Dictionnaire historique du Plateau Mont-Royal, où tu as toi même écrit un des articles 🙂 Je regrette seulement que le Centre d’histoire ne cite pas ses sources lorsqu’ils rappellent le rôle important joué par Max Seigler dans la création de cette clinique.

      • Kate 13:39 on 2019-05-05 Permalink

        Robert Tyler Wood, thanks for the data. Yves, vous êtes correct – je n’ai jamais consulté un livre!

    • Kate 09:10 on 2019-05-05 Permalink | Reply  

      I don’t usually blog off-island killings, but the shooting death of Salvatore Scoppa in a hotel in Laval is a Montreal story. Scoppa had survived a shooting in 2017. The photos shown with the TVA version and here in La Presse show a man who looks rough for his age, given as 49.

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