“Third best year ever,” said Stéphane Paquet, president and CEO of Montréal International, despite a close to $1 billion drop in direct foreign investment in Greater Montreal in 2023. Gareth Madoc-Jones reports.
Brian Mulroney, Canada’s 18th Prime Minister, has died at the age of 84 surrounded by family at a Palm Beach hospital, where he was being treated after a recent fall.
"It’s going to be another really tough year for tenants," says Cedric Dussault of RCLALQ, after Quebec's housing tribunal said landlords can raise rents by four per cent in 2024, one of the largest increases in years. Alyssia Rubertucci reports.
“Everyone is confused what to do next,” says Montrealer Om Prasad Konda, an international student whose work permit is expiring this month. He is one of the many demanding the Canadian government extends the permits. Alyssia Rubertucci reports.
“Bring somebody’s dream instrument to life,” says Nicolas Delisle, Montreal craftsman who specializes in turning reclaimed and salvaged wood into one-of-a-kind guitars. Pamela Pagano reports.
“Closing borders, imposing visas will not really do anything,” says Carlos Rojas of Conseil Migrant, after Canada announced it is imposing visa requirements for Mexicans. He says it will affect on refugee claimants. Alyssia Rubertucci has more.
Ontario race horse Pretty Runaway loves to rock out, and she headbangs along to all her favourite heavy metal tunes. Videographer Audra Brown with the rock’n horse that’s become a viral sensation.
“To share the movie with my hometown,” says Dune: Part Two’s Quebec director, Denis Villenueve, who brought the blockbuster to Montreal for the Canadian premiere. Pamela Pagano reports.
“I want to hear that it’s not a constitutional law,” says Maha Kassef, a hijabi teacher waiting for the Quebec Court of Appeal to rule Thursday on the province’s secularism law Bill 21. Alyssia Rubertucci reports.
“I uncovered a few things that I hadn’t seen before,” says Historian Dorothy Williams who presented her findings about the history of the Black community in St-Henri at the Pointe-à-Callière Museum. Osa Iyare reports.