Politicians in NDG are fighting the province’s proposed withdrawal of local referendums, as proposed in Bill 122.
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Five men charged in the killing of alleged mobster Gaétan Gosselin in St-Léonard attempted Friday to have their trial stayed based on the Jordan ruling that has seen Sivaloganathan Thanabalasingham walk free of his murder charge – for the moment, anyway – but Superior Court Justice Guy Cournoyer said no. Their trial doesn’t open till next year. This is how Radio‑Canada reported the killing of Gosselin in January 2013.
Media are talking to the policeman who responded to the scene where Anuja Baskaran was found dead in 2012, the case which has just seen a stay of proceedings. Should the court reverse the stay, were I Thanabalasingham’s lawyer I think I might object to these interviews as prejudicing my client’s right to a fair trial.
CBC looks at the World War I memorials around us, although they miss one of my favourites, the flagpole outside McGill’s Currie Gymnasium, which is named for this man. Zeke has some photos of the flagpole and other war memorials.
Radio-Canada looks at the things named after Vimy in Canada and memorials being planned. Doesn’t mention how Vimy Park was renamed for Jacques Parizeau last year, though. La Presse examines why the battle matters to Canadian history and Le Devoir gives the side-eye to the theory that the battle was key in giving Canada a sense of itself as a nation separate from Britain.
Le Soleil runs a piece about how Quebec City’s only doing a private military memorial, but I’m not sure we’re better off here. Our “memorial” is a commercial production by Evenko at the Bell Centre. Tickets are $52.25 to $116.50.
The Contrecœur trial has begun and has heard from engineer Michel Lalonde about how generous donations to Union Montreal were known to secure solid contracts with city hall.