2015: A Year in Review – Top 10 Montreal Stories by Matt D’Amours

My, oh my, what a year it’s been! Take a trip down memory lane as I list my top 10 Montreal news items of 2015, and talk about how they were significant to this city, and to me personally.

Paris Attacks – Thousands in Montreal Gather for Vigil

Thousands of Montrealers gathered in front of the French consulate a day after terrorist attacks rocked Paris, leaving 129 people dead and 352 wounded.

The event featured a speech by the Consul General of France in Montreal, Catherine Feuillet, and a performance of “Imagine” by singer Geneviève Racette.

Montreal Protest Recap: September 30, 2015

Thousands of people – including striking teachers and students – converged on Square Victoria to protest against the Quebec government’s austerity agenda.

#MANIFENCOURS Recap: Labour Day 2015

Labour Day protest was attended by about 500 people, and was broken up by riot police within an hour. The event marked the unofficial start of “l’Automne Chaud” – a call for general strike activity this Fall. Watch the recap below:

Montreal Pride 2015

Montreal Pride brings sun, fabulous-ness and ALMOST every federal party leader. Click below to watch:

Free Press in Montreal – CBC Daybreak Interview

I spoke with CBC Daybreak’s Mike Finnerty about being detained by police while covering a protest, and the state of free press in Montreal on July 29, 2015. Check out the segment below:

Arcade 11 at Concordia University (06/03/15)

A report on Arcade 11, an experimental gaming event held at Concordia University as part of the “Montréal Joue” festival.