Patrick Lejtenyi

crime

The Strange, Sad Story of the Last Woman Executed in Canada

More than half a century after a bomb on board a plane killed nearly two dozen people near the St Lawrence River, the evidence that condemned Marguerite Pitre to hang remains pretty flimsy.
Patrick Lejtenyi
1.24.18

How the Man Who Committed One of Canada’s Most Gruesome Murders Was Caught

How and why Douglas Garland murdered and tortured a former business partner, his wife and their five-year-old grandson.
Patrick Lejtenyi
5.11.17
News

We Talked to a Controversial Quebec Professor About His Search for Aliens

Scientists don't love the idea of someone speculating they may have found an alien civilization.
Patrick Lejtenyi
11.16.16
News

How the Hells Angels Conquered Canada

And why they'll continue to be at the top of Canada's organized crime hierarchy.
Patrick Lejtenyi
10.28.16
News

That 15-Year-Old Kid Probably Didn’t Discover a Hidden Mayan City

He's probably still a million times more ambitious than you were at 15 though.
Patrick Lejtenyi
5.12.16
Stuff

Why So Many Canadians Saw UFOs Last Year

The truth is up here.
Patrick Lejtenyi
4.15.16
News

Why Did Canada Fine This Homeless Man £57,000?

There's something ass-backwards about police who make it tougher for those living on the street.
Patrick Lejtenyi
3.2.16
Film

The Story Behind the Raunchy Film That Introduced Quebec’s Sexual Revolution to the World

When Celine Dion's husband died earlier this year, his role in an infamously offensive film was curiously absent from many obits.
Patrick Lejtenyi
2.11.16
News

Islamophobes and Anti-Islamophobes Protested Against Each Other in Montreal This Weekend

What was supposed to be a show of force for the anti-Islam movement ended up being the exact opposite when PEGIDA supporters refused to show their faces.
Patrick Lejtenyi
3.31.15
News

Montreal Mob Boss Vito Rizzuto Is Dead

As the (sometimes) undisputed ruler of Montreal’s criminal class, Vito Rizzuto was as close Vito Corleone as we were going to get.
Patrick Lejtenyi
1.3.14