Information Meeting On Plan To Merge Stations 9 and 11, Canada's $1.1B COVID-19 Response Fund, Harvey Weinstein Sentenced

Ahmad Moujtahed




Montreal police announced that a public meeting will be held on Monday March 16th to provide the public with information on the plan to merge Station 11 on Somerled in NDG and Station 9 in neighbouring Cote St. Luc.

News on the merger has sparked opposition in both boroughs. NDG borough mayor and Côte-Saint-Luc mayor are calling for public consultations on the issue rather than an information meeting.

The information meeting will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center of NDG at 6400 Monkland Ave.



Justin Trudeau: “Our government will be creating a billion dollar COVID-19 response fund; which will provide money to the provinces and territories to deal with preparation and mitigation for the virus. I want all Premiers and all Canadians to know our government is here for you. We will make sure you have everything you need”. 

Justin Trudeau’s announcement in Parliament Hill comes after the WHO declared the global spread of COVID-19 a pandemic. 

The $1.1B will be invested in funding for research on the virus and in funding provincial health care system needs, including access to testing, equipment and enhanced surveillance and monitoring. 

The government will also waive the one-week waiting period for employment insurance to assist workers and businesses affected by the virus.


Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault. 

Last month, Weinstein was convicted of sexually assaulting an actress in a New York City hotel room in 2013 and forcibly performing oral sex on a film production assistant in 2006. Both victims appeared in court to give their victim impact statement. 

Weinstein did not apologize, but expressed deep remorse for his actions and maintained that his sexual activities were consensual. Weinstein’s trial energized the #MeToo campaign of speaking up about sexual assault and holding perpetrators accountable.