Patrick Lejtenyi

crime

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

More than half a century after a bomb on 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
1.23.18
Islamophobia

Quebec's Long History of Anti-Muslim Violence

Experts say Sunday’s horrific attack was years in the making.
Patrick Lejtenyi
1.30.17
politics

It's Harder Than Ever to Be Conservative in College

"Being a conservative is not something we advertise."
Patrick Lejtenyi
1.26.17
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
10.27.16
News

What Notorious Baseball Weirdo Bill 'Spaceman' Lee Will Do if He Becomes Governor of Vermont

They don't call him 'Spaceman' for nothing.
Patrick Lejtenyi
6.8.16
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
5.11.16
Stuff

Why So Many Canadians Saw UFOs Last Year

The truth is up here.
Patrick Lejtenyi
4.14.16
News

Why Did Canada Fine This Homeless Man $80,000?

There's something ass-backwards about police who make it tougher for those living on the street.
Patrick Lejtenyi
3.1.16
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
2.10.16
Sports

How Baseball Fits into a Modern Montreal

If the Montreal Expos ever returned, what kind of city would they be playing in?
Patrick Lejtenyi
1.28.16
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
3.30.15
News

Montreal Mob Boss Vito Rizzuto Is Dead

Vito Rizzuto was the kind of Mafioso that you only saw in the movies: a sober, cool-headed, respected, circumspect kind of criminal who is thought to have controlled much of the illegal narcotics trade in North America. As the (sometimes) undisputed...
Patrick Lejtenyi
1.2.14
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