Petition to rename Lionel-Groulx, Quebec forest fire blazes on, Racist healthcare in BC

Reporter: Shanellie Marie

Stories: Luca Caruso Moro





Petition to rename Lionel-Groulx

Thousands have signed a petition to rename Lionel-Groulx metro after renowned jazz pianist Oscar Peterson.

Peterson was born in Little Burgundy, around the corner from the station.

Groulx was a prominent voice in the Quebec nationalist movement, also known to have been against Jewish owned-businesses and immigration.

According to CBC News, there has been an STM moratorium on renaming stations for the past 14 years.  


Quebec forest fire blazes on

In other news, a major forest fire is continuing to burn in the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region.

The affected forest area is now larger than Montreal.

Hundreds of provincial firefighters are expected to descend onto the region which has been burning since Tuesday.


Racist healthcare in BC

BC is investigating allegations of a racist so-called ‘game’ played by emergency healthcare staff.

The accusations say healthcare workers in unnamed hospitals jokingly guessed the blood-alcohol levels of Indigenous patients.