Protesters call for reduced police spending, Quebec surpasses 100,000 cases of Covid-19, Quebec town changes name

Reporter: Shanellie Marie

Stories by: Luca Caruso Moro


Protesters call for reduced police spending 

Protestors gathered again over the weekend in Montreal calling on the city to defund the police.

Hundreds of protestors gathered in Sir Wilfred Laurier park on Saturday.

A group of community groups called the coalition to defend the police released several demands, including one to completely disarm police officers.


Quebec surpasses 100,000 cases of Covid-19 

Quebec has surpassed 100 thousand confirmed cases of Covid-19.

That's the most out of any province, with Ontario in second place with over 70 thousand cases recorded since the beginning of the pandemic. 

According to CTV News, experts blame gatherings during thanksgiving for the continued increase across the country, as well as reduced restrictions and increased testing. 


Quebec town changes name 

The Quebec town formerly known as Asbestos has changed its name to Val-Des-Sources. 

It's the result of a community referendum to change the name, synonymous with a cancer-causing fibre once common in construction.

The town of 7000 is located an hour and a half east of Montreal. 

The Canadian Press reports the town was instrumental in Canada's Asbestos exports before their mine closed in 2012.