Tag: Montreal

Montreal mayor says secularism bill targets minorities and violates freedoms

Quebec’s secularism bill is causing tension in society and Montrealers feel powerless to do anything about it, Mayor Valerie Plante told committee members studying the controversial legislation Tuesday. Montreal’s mayor was firm in her criticism of the bill, but she was also careful not to come off as confrontational. Plante acknowledged during her presentation that…

Case of Montreal man who killed his ailing wife could rekindle compassion killing debate ahead of sentencing

MONTREAL—The sentencing hearing for a man convicted of manslaughter in the death of his ailing wife could renew the debate over so-called compassion killings in Canada, and whether a killer motivated by mercy deserves a more lenient sentence than any other, experts say. Michel Cadotte’s lawyer described Jocelyne Lizotte’s illness as a “tsunami” that ravaged…

Montreal Impact sign Argentine striker Maxi Urruti to new three-year deal

MONTREAL — The Montreal Impact have signed Argentine striker Maximiliano Urruti to a new three-year contract, with an option year for 2022. The Impact acquired the 27-year-old Urruti from FC Dallas in December in exchange for US$ 75,000 in targeted allocation money and a first-round pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft. Montreal said it used…