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‘Disgraceful’ protest a black mark for firefighters and police

montrealgazette.com — Setting off a fire alarm is a lousy way to win friends and influence people. Same goes for burning the city flag, tossing smoke bombs, storming council chambers, throwing glass, spraying water on laptops and generally acting like jerks.
Aug 19, 2014

Wanna win an argument? Tossing smoke bombs and ransacking city hall is a bad idea: montrealgazette.com/touch/news/mon…

Aug 19, 2014

In which, @peggylcurran derides last night's city hall fiasco. That's right I used fiasco in a sentence montrealgazette.com/touch/news/mon…

Firefighters, supporters invade Montreal city hall

montrealgazette.com — Dozens of Montreal firefighters and their supporters protesting against proposed pension reforms invaded Montreal's city hall prior to a council meeting Monday night, strewing papers throughout the building and in council chambers, tossing water on councillors, blowing horns and whistles and hoisting a banner inscribed Coderre Voleur.
Aug 19, 2014

The hooliganism at Montreal City Hall last night would not have been tolerated if it had been student protesters montrealgazette.com/news/Firefight…

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Green’s struggles epitomize Als’ offensive woes

montrealgazette.com — As he emerged from the dressing room Saturday night, a small bandage covering a minor laceration on his nose, it was hard not to empathize with S.J. Green. Another defeat and a cut on the nose for what? One reception for 15 yards. "It's getting old, I can tell you that," he said at the time.

Editorial: An intolerable assault on democracy at city hall

montrealgazette.com — The ransacking of city hall by municipal workers was an assault on our very democracy.
Aug 19, 2014

RT @AllisonHanes: For starters: the trashing of city hall by unions upset over Bill 3 was an assault on democracy. montrealgazette.com/opinion/editor…

Aug 19, 2014

For starters: the trashing of city hall by unions upset over Bill 3 was an assault on democracy. montrealgazette.com/opinion/editor…

Hearings into Bill 3 unlikely to ease pension tensions

montrealgazette.com — Police in Laval are asking for the public's help to locate a suspected fraudster. Police say that a man attempted to open a bank account on April 17 in Laval using a fake identity. As a bank employee attempted to verify the identification cards provided, the man fled.
Aug 19, 2014

RT @mtlgazette: Hearings into Bill 3 unlikely to ease pension tensions bit.ly/1pc9O7Z

We Are Wolves, Xavier Cafeine, Eagle Tears headline GOAL concert

blogs.montrealgazette.com — There is a real buzz about soccer right now in the wake of that crazy/exciting World Cup, which is why the timing is perfect for the fourth annual Lions Cup Soccer Tournament, which will be taking place at the Soccerplexe Catalogna in Lachine Sunday afternoon, with 15 teams featuring your favourite local bar men and women and a 16th team showcasing the soccer "skills" of a bunch of Montreal celebrities.

Crompton gets plenty of first-team reps

blogs.montrealgazette.com — REGINA - Under a hot sun and glorious clear blue sky, the Alouettes practised at Leibel Field in the southeastern part of Regina on Tuesday. The Als have remained here following their game against Saskatchewan on Saturday and will practice again on Wednesday before flying to Winnipeg the following d...

‘This thing did not just happen’ because of engineer, lawyer says

montrealgazette.com — MONTREAL - Despite the results of an investigation that found no one person is responsible for last summer's fatal Lac-Mégantic train derailment, Thomas Harding is facing a potential life sentence in prison for his role in the crash.

DOT 111’s still a disaster waiting to happen - Housefather

blogs.montrealgazette.com — The Transportation Safety Board today made public its report into the Lac-Megantic rail disaster that claimed 47 lives in July of 2013. And it found that 18 factors, including a lack of oversight on the part of Transport Canada, led to the catastrophe that also destroyed most of the downtown in the ...
Aug 19, 2014

Cote St. Luc mayor says #LacMegantic train cars still a disaster waiting to happen. Listen to The Gazette Podcast at bit.ly/1tecS4t

Aug 19, 2014

Cote St. Luc mayor says #LacMegantic tanker cars still a disaster waiting to happen. Listen to The Gazette Podcast at bit.ly/1tecS4t

City hall trashed: next stop Quebec City?

blogs.montrealgazette.com — The pictures - and there are a lot of them - speak for themselves. City workers invaded and trashed city council chambers last night while Montreal cops looked on. The vandalism was linked to dissatisfaction with Bill 3, a provincial law that would reform municipal pension plans and see unions pay more to cover pension deficits.
Aug 19, 2014

#Montreal city hall trashed: next stop #Quebec City? Listen to The Gazette Podcast at bit.ly/1yVkkBg #loi3 #polqc #cmmtl #loi3

Aug 19, 2014

#Montreal city hall trashed: next stop #Quebec City? Listen to The Gazette Podcast at bit.ly/1yVkkBg #loi3 #polqc #cmmtl #assnat