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The Strange Twists of a High-Profile Quebec Hate Speech Arrest

The tweets that got a Montreal man arrested and charged for inciting hate may have been misinterpreted by police.
Brigitte Noël
2.4.17
Montreal

Edward Snowden Calls Police Spying on Quebec Journalists a ‘Threat to Democracy’

The world’s most famous whistleblower addressed a Montreal crowd amid revelations of police spying on journalists.
Justine de l'Église
11.3.16
americas

Cops in Montreal's 'morality squad' accused of sex misconduct and perjury

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.
Brigitte Noël
7.12.16
News

I Watched the Montreal Cops Invade a Protester-Occupied University Building

A night of rage, tension, chanting, and violence.
Mattha Busby
4.9.15
News

Montreal Cops Kettled a Women-Only Anti-Austerity Protest

It was just one of the many left-wing anti-austerity protests to hit the Canadian city this week.
Kate McKenna
4.8.15
News

The Recent Effort to Survey Montreal's Homeless Highlights the City's Lack of Vagrancy Awareness

How can you create programs for the homeless when you are using 17-year-old population numbers?
Keith Race
4.6.15
Travel

I Spent a Night Patrolling with LightStep, Montreal's Real-Life Superhero

For the past two years, Montreal's streets have been patrolled by a short, slim, vegan, queer radical feminist crusader named LightStep.
Julia Jones
11.14.14