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  • Kate 11:31 on 2017/05/17 Permalink | Reply  

    Le Devoir has a dossier of stories about the 375th celebrations.

    Dignitaries went to mass Wednesday morning at Notre-Dame.

    The giant French puppets have been stored at a site in Lachine for a few weeks, where locals have noticed their presence.

    La Presse considers the six Montreals of France, which clock in at a thousand years apiece, at a minimum.

    Metro has a profile of Jeanne Mance and the Hôtel-Dieu.

     
  • Kate 10:39 on 2017/05/17 Permalink | Reply  

    A worker was rescued and brought down from the 13th floor of a building under construction at de Maisonneuve and St-Laurent, early Wednesday, after he took a fall of several meters. He’s injured but not in any danger.

     
  • Kate 10:01 on 2017/05/17 Permalink | Reply  

    The police brotherhood has had the above graphic made into billboards, including one near the Jacques-Cartier bridge.

    Denis Coderre is obdurate on the holding of a rodeo in the Old Port in late August, even though some commercial sponsors have pulled out, the city has zero tradition connected with rodeo, and many voices have been raised against the plan.

    I’m convinced it’s this simple: Coderre has already bought the hat, and he won’t give up the chance for a photo op, not with the November election just over two months away at that point. Coderre can’t have been in office long before it dawned on him that the 375th was a great opportunity for him to use public money openly to fund events that would propel him into a second term.

     
    • ste.ph 10:11 on 2017/05/17 Permalink

      I can already see the press release – “His re-election was a referendum for the new baseball stadium”, ugh.

  • Kate 09:47 on 2017/05/17 Permalink | Reply  

    Seventeen people are to get the inaugural round of the Order of Montreal Wednesday. The Journal went and talked to some of them.

    CBC brought in a gently dissenting Mohawk voice to talk about the anniversary.

     
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