In case you missed it, here”s what happened in Montreal on Aug. 12


A look at the day’s events in and around Montreal:

No guarantees of asylum for refugees, Premier Couillard says

“Yes, we are a society with a compassionate, welcoming tradition that we are proud of, but we are also a society that believes in the rule of law and fairness,”Philippe Couillard told reporters Saturday. 

“This (obtaining asylum status) is very demanding, and difficult and success is far from guaranteed.”

Earlier, on his personal Facebook page, Couillard went further.

“It is unfortunate that vulnerable persons have allowed themselves to be convinced that their admission as refugees to Canada and with us in Quebec would be simple, even automatic,” Couillard wrote. “It is not the case.”

Eleanor Stubley.

McGill colleagues in shock as police search for missing music professor

Eleanor Stubley, 57, the associate dean of Graduate Studies at the Schulich School of Music and an associate professor of music history, is an internationally renowned conductor who has worked with the Massey Singers, Bach Festival Orchestra and members of he Canadian Opera Company, according to McGill’s website.

Stubley, who lives in Westmount, has multiple sclerosis and uses a wheelchair or forearm crutches. She drives a specially adapted 2004 blue Dodge Grand Caravan, license plate number 238 RQL.

She was last seen Monday at 8:30 pm near Notre-Dame St. W. and St-Philippe St. in the St-Henri district.


Public markets are the best right now for stocking up on Quebec-grown produce like corn, tomatoes and even late strawberries and raspberries.

Bring your appetite for food and fun to Quebec Public Market Week

The Association des Marchés Public du Québec and the Union des producteurs agricoles created the week-long province-wide event to support buying locally grown produce and products. 

Concerts, cooking demonstrations and other amusements will be on offer at a market near you. Check here, at the AMPQ site, for the nearest market and planned activities throughout the week. But here are a couple of examples for this weekend:

On Saturday in Montreal, for example, Marché Ahuntsic-Cartierville’s mobile market will be set up in Parc Hirondelles from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

On Sunday, the Marché public d’Oka (183 Rue des Anges, near Lac des Deux-Montagnes, Oka, J0N 1E0), will host a Caribbean-themed République Dominoka, featuring games, music, crafts and, of course, local products. Runs from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.






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