Sue Montgomery Fired From Projet Montreal, Government Prepares For Evacuation Of Canadians In China, NTSB Investigates Kobe Bryant's Helicopter Crash

Ahmad Moujtahed




Cote-des-Neiges – Notre-Dame-de-Grace Borough Mayor Sue Montgomery is no longer a member of the Projet Montreal caucus following a harassment investigation.

According to a statement released by the City of Montreal last week, Montgomery refused to implement measures recommended by the comptroller general regarding her chief of staff’s alleged psychological harassment against two borough employees.

Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante accused Montgomery of turning a blind eye to her chief of staff’s alleged behaviour. Both Montogomery and Plante are now involved in a battle of words over the matter. 



Following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne announced that Canada is preparing for the evacuation process of 160 Canadians who have requested some form of help. 

At least 250 Canadians have registered with Global Affairs Canada to say they are in Wuhan, according to CTV news. Champagne added that officials are trying to contact everyone to assess their needs. 

Health Minister Patty Hajdu said the government will implement certain screening and monitoring measures to the Canadians who will leave China, so as to prevent any spread of the illness.



The National Transportation Safety Board is leading the investigation to the helicopter crash that claimed the lives of former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven other people in Calabasas, California.

The Sikorsky S-76B took off from John Wayne Airport in Orange County on Sunday January 26 at 9:06 a.m. local time. Soon after, it crashed in the mountains near Calabasas.

While bad weather has been cited repeatedly as a potential cause, investigators will look into numerous potential factors.