Through an anonymous form, Montrealers aged 15 or older will be able to report any police stop experience they've had — even stops that occurred months or years ago.
Each user can specify how and where the police stop took place, provide context, specify their age, gender, ethnic or racial group, and say what they were doing — including their means of transportation — during the stop.
Since the project is an open data resource, all of the map's data will be accessible to anyone who wants to download it.
The INRS news release states that only 5% to 20% of police stops are recorded by the SPVM.
A 2019 independent report analyzing SPVM police stop data found that Indigenous and Black people are four to five times more likely to be stopped by police than white people in Montreal, the news release says.
"La Tradition Bomboloni Boss, North America’s first and only chain of high-quality Italian bakery delicacies, is excited to announce its first ever store location opening in the heart of Montreal," read a press release shared with MTL Blog.
The store's donut flavours include "Cannoli, Nutella, Pistachio, Red Velvet, Strawberry Jam, Tiramisu, Lemon, Mango Matcha Cheesecake, Custard and Dulce de Leche." But the press release also suggests that new treats are on the way.
"Chef Nando is continuously working on new products in the kitchen to bring to life the taste of our family heritage," Christina Pomponio, Bomboloni Boss CEO, said.
"Using only pure and high-quality ingredients, La Tradition Bomboloni Boss strives to bring a taste of Italy to each and every one of our clients. A place where friends and family meet to enjoy our pastries, and our coffee."
Get the details below.
Cuisine: Italian pastry shop
Address: 5475, rue des Jockeys, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: To get a box of those ooey, gooey Italian donuts that chef Nando does so well.
In one of the photos, according to an April 7 UQAM press release, Boudreau was partially revealing her breasts while holding her UQAM diploma in hand. In another, she appeared partially naked raising a "middle finger" in front of the UQAM logo and the institution's 50th anniversary visual.
"UQAM had no choice but to go to court because, despite three formal requests to the student, she continued to associate the university's name and logo with her intimate photos, and to market some of them to promote paid access to her website," the press release says, calling the photos "damaging [to] the institution's image and reputation as well as its official brand."
According to the release, the settlement was reached around one month after the photos first surfaced on Boudreau's social media accounts.
UQAM said it waived "all claims for damages and punitive damages against the student" — including a reported $125,000.
It also said Boudreau agreed not to publish, broadcast or share the photos, as well as any other photo of the same nature that uses a name, logo or reference to the university on her social network accounts or any other platform.
The SPVM said in a news release that catching the thief red-handed was lucky, as officers from the neighborhood's Module d’action project were already on the scene, observing the suspect as the thefts happened.
Was it the magic of Christmas that put the suspect in the path of the agents? Either way, some great gifts will be back just in time for the holidays!
SPVM news release
"Upon observing the suspect, officers noticed that he was stealing packages that had just been delivered to residence doors," says the release.
Police say the arrest made it possible to immediately resolve the two package thefts as well as prevent other thefts.
The news release also aimed to educate Montrealers on how to prevent their packages from being stolen.
Among the recommendations, police advise that Montrealers opt for a "delivery with signature" option if available, so that packages aren't left on their doorsteps if they're not home.
They also recommend having your package deposited in a safe or a bin with a padlock, instructing the delivery person to lock it, or asking a neighbour to pick up your package if you think you'll be out at the time of delivery.
More tips include delivering packages to your work, having your package delivered to a secure Canada Post dropbox, and installing a surveillance camera.