And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Montreal's cops have come under fire for how they have policed student protests, they have been caught in cruisers with "tipsy ladies" sitting on their laps, and have been tied to organized crime.
Canadian border guards intercepted more than a kilogram of the highly-potent opiate in the past month, as an epidemic as killed scores in recent years.
Dieudonné M'bala M'bala, infamous for his incitement of violence against the Jewish community, was banned from entering Canada — although the Canadian government won't admit to it.
On Tuesday, a man entered the Centre Métropolitain de Chirurgie in Montreal and set off an incendiary device. The fire caused $700,000 in damages to the only clinic in Canada that offers full sex reassignment surgery.
Eight years ago, police shot and killed Fredy Villaneuva. Last month, police shot and killed Jean-Pierre Bony. Residents and activists are wondering whether anything has really changed at all in the diverse but marginalized community.
As part of a 2010 investigation into a Montreal crime family, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police intercepted and decrypted one million BlackBerry messages. A Quebec judge wanted to know how.
Omar Elabi, whose brother says he fought with both Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State, was arrested after a bomb scare last week, but not charged. Police applied their legal weapon: the peace bond.
As Canada's biggest university adds itself to the growing list of institutions rejecting the idea of divesting from fossil fuel companies, students leading divestments campaigns on campuses across are vowing to adopt stronger measures.
"I am a defector from this fake caliphate, and lots of men around me have done the same thing," Elabi told a Quebec news agency this week. He vowed to continue the fight against the Assad regime on his own.
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The Montreal youngster, whose identity cannot be revealed because he is a minor, was also found guilty today of robbing a convenience store at knifepoint for the benefit of a terrorist organization.
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Canada has North America’s first and only safe injection site, in Vancouver, British Columbia, called Insite. It opened in 2003 and since then, mortality rates from overdoses and the spread of infectious diseases have dropped dramatically.
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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police say the Italian mafia, the Hells Angels biker gang, and a coalition of street gangs were all working in unity to run territory throughout the East Coast.
That Plan to Dump a Massive Amount of Shit Into the St. Lawrence River Is Back On — With Some Conditions
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The drama over the controversial dump, which would see Montreal flush untreated wastewater into the body of water that links the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes, has been stretching out for weeks.
The creation of Info-Radical, or the center for the prevention of radicalization leading to violence, was announced by Montreal mayor Denis Coderre last March following several much-publicized cases of radicalized Quebec youth.
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau defied early critics and polls to lead his party to a shockingly strong win in the longest Canadian election in over 100 years.
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"All possible alternatives to the spill have been considered and it is the only option, " Pierre Desrochers, president of the city's executive committee, said on Friday.
The massive flow of sewage was pitched as a necessary move this week by the city, and quickly provoked a backlash from political opponents. But one expert says there probably isn't another option.
Steve Maman, a Montreal businessman, claims that he and his non-profit group have rescued 128 Yazidis and Christians from enslavement by Islamic State militants. Yazidi leaders have asked him to back up his claims.
The pair were part of a group of eight Montrealers who left earlier this year to allegedly participate in terrorist activities in Turkey and Syria. The whereabouts of the others are unknown.