Taraf Syriana at Montreal’s Moroccan Centre.

In Québec, musicians play for seniors as pandemic restrictions ease


During the pandemic, funding became available in Québec for musicians to play shows for seniors, supporting performers who lost their normal audiences and income while providing entertainment to isolated residents.

A ferry moves through British Colombia waters.

COVID-19 racial stats: A ‘double-edged sword’ for some marginalized groups in Canada

With Canadian and Haitian flags hoisted, marchers take part in demonstration in support of asylum-seekers working in Quebec's long-term care homes in Montreal, Canada, in June.

Canada is granting residency to some asylum-seekers working in pandemic health care

A woman opens the door to a person in a wheelchair at Pinecrest Nursing Home after several residents died and dozens of staff were sickened due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Bobcaygeon, Ontario, Canada, on March 30, 2020.

‘It felt like a war zone’: Coronavirus tears through Canada nursing homes

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How a Native American coming-of-age ritual is making a comeback

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Lead levels in Montreal water comparable to Flint


A year long investigation has found that in places like Montreal, hundreds of thousands of residents may be exposed to high levels of lead in their drinking water. Old pipes and a lack of testing regulations are in part to blame, said lead investigator Patti Sonntag of Concordia University.

A man holds a sign that says "Let my peoplegault into the public service"

In Québec, teachers return to school under new religious symbols ban

Québec’s new religious symbols ban is now in effect as teachers return to school under the new regulations. For many, they’re unsure how to navigate the law that says they may keep wearing headscarves and other religious headwear — but only if they don’t change jobs.

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What we can learn from Canada’s universal child care model

Having kids — it’s not cheap. Especially when you consider the cost of child care. Many women in the US say the cost makes it difficult to get ahead. But what if there were a model for universal day care? It turns out, there is such a thing — in Québec. The program is 20 years old and is an inspiration for many.


Trump to leave G7 early, missing environmental talks


The two-day summit in Canada has been marred by fears of a trade war and tit-for-tat exchanges of hostile tweets, with US trading partners furious over Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, the European Union and Mexico as part of his “America first” agenda.

A man walks past the mirrored Charlevoix G7 logo in shadow in Quebec.

G7 leaders set to clash with combative Trump over tariffs, trade

Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations are set to clash with a combative US President Donald Trump on Friday when they pressure him to lift sanctions on steel and aluminum they fear could lead to a trade war.