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  • Kate 13:44 on 2021-07-16 Permalink | Reply  

    Le Devoir insists that the choice of Marie Grégoire to run the BAnQ was not a political appointment, and that she has the blessing of the board of directors. But one of them has quit the board as a result. Chapleau gets in a dig.

    • Jack 14:35 on 2021-07-16 Permalink

      “Selon nos informations, à l’issue du processus de sélection, le conseil a proposé deux candidatures à la ministre de la Culture et des Communications, Nathalie Roy.
      La première de la liste était celle de Guylaine Beaudry, vice-rectrice adjointe et bibliothécaire en chef à l’Université Concordia ; la seconde était celle de Marie Grégoire, animatrice et femme politique.”
      Hack or Librarian for a library….Concordia cred probably not a lot of help.

  • Kate 10:44 on 2021-07-16 Permalink | Reply  

    Quebec is paying unvaccinated health system workers for the time it takes to get tested for Covid three times a week – even the ones who have to leave work and go to a separate clinic for the test.

    I can only assume the health system is so desperate for experienced workers that it will put up with this rather than saying point blank, get vaccinated or you’re fired.

    • dhomas 15:29 on 2021-07-16 Permalink

      Maybe that new lottery will help push them towards vaccination. I doubt it, though. If people in healthcare refuse to take the vaccine, I don’t think they’ll change their minds for a small chance at 2 million bucks.

    • EG 16:58 on 2021-07-16 Permalink

      Yeah, if they get paid to take the tests, that might possibly discourage vaccination.

    • Meezly 09:56 on 2021-07-17 Permalink

      Being given a bunch of taxpayer’s money for what should be one’s civic duty. Awesome.

    • GC 10:25 on 2021-07-17 Permalink

      Kind of like the lottery announced this week. Except, at least that is random and might go to someone who was already vaccinated.

    • Kate 10:26 on 2021-07-17 Permalink

      GC, I love it. I had relatives who would have considered going for a third and fourth vaccination to “buy” a second ticket.

    • GC 11:14 on 2021-07-19 Permalink

      HA. I probably do, too, Kate, if I’m being honest. Are we related? 😛 (In all seriousness, given your previous mentions of Irish heritage…probably not.)

  • Kate 10:39 on 2021-07-16 Permalink | Reply  

    QMI’s 24 Heures interviews Rizwan Khan, a law student from Park Ex hoping to become a defender of tenants’ rights.

    • Kate 09:52 on 2021-07-16 Permalink | Reply  

      The Journal got some photos of a man being ‎saved from an apartment fire in Mercier.

      • Kate 09:49 on 2021-07-16 Permalink | Reply  

        A Metro opinion writer cannily examines the communication stumbles from the STM as it tries to justify turning its security goons into special constables. Will this really improve the “customer” experience? Dalila Awada is skeptical.

        • EmilyG 11:45 on 2021-07-16 Permalink

          Hmm, I wonder if this means they can be reported on that police-stop-reporting website.

      • Kate 09:15 on 2021-07-16 Permalink | Reply  

        Incidents categorized as hate crimes were up in Montreal in 2020 and the tendency has continued through the first half of this year. Asians, Jews, Black folks – all three groups have seen an increase in racially motivated crimes.

        • Bill 10:24 on 2021-07-16 Permalink

          I’d like to know if this is because of there being less tolerance and more awareness. Or if it really is an increase.

          My guess would be splitting out the anti-Semitic figures could give a baseline from which to hypothesize.

        • Ephraim 11:49 on 2021-07-16 Permalink

          Bill – To answer the question… it’s a real increase and it’s open and blatant because some idiot made it okay to be overtly racist. I mean a guy walked around a park in Toronto a few days ago with a black swastika on his chest. Who in Canada would have thought that was okay 5 years ago? I recently saw a house in St-Laurent for sale with anti-semitic graffiti on the house and wondered… is this why they are moving? And I passed by the bakery in St-Laurent yesterday that was firebombed.

        • SMD 13:57 on 2021-07-16 Permalink

          Helpful paragraph noting that the SPVM now counts (and hopefully takes seriously) hate incidents in addition to hate crimes:

          « Quelle est la différence entre crime et incident haineux ? « Un crime haineux, c’est toute infraction criminelle qui a été motivée par la haine d’un des groupes identitaires. Alors qu’un incident haineux, c’est tout acte non criminel, toute action vexatoire ou dérangeante qui va donner l’impression que c’est haineux », explique Steeve Abel, superviseur des enquêtes à la division de la prévention et de la sécurité urbaine du SPVM. »

      • Kate 09:10 on 2021-07-16 Permalink | Reply  

        Here are some weekend driving notes from TVA.

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