How To Watch & Stream The Tokyo Olympics For Free In Quebec
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics have finally arrived after being postponed last year due to COVID-19 and you might be wondering where you can watch or stream the Games to cheer on your favourite Canadian athletes.
Luckily, there are plenty of ways to watch and stream the games for free if you're living in Quebec. And you won't even need a cable subscription.
The country's official broadcasters are CBC and Radio-Canada. If you have cable, the Olympic Games will be televised all day long from the opening ceremony on July 23 to the closing ceremony on August 8.
Depending on what sport you want to watch, very early mornings are in your future due to the time difference. If you want to watch the women's soccer team, for instance, CBC is streaming the next game at 3:30 a.m. on Saturday.
If you don't have cable, CBC will be streaming a select number of events for free on its website and on its CBC Gem app. CBC will air 3,775 hours of Olympics from now until the closing ceremony.
At a press conference on Thursday, Premier François Legault, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and several other government representatives announced huge new investments into Canada's aerospace industry. These investments are set to create "more than 1,000" high-paying jobs in Quebec and the rest of Canada.
"The projects announced today are tangible platforms for creating exciting jobs," Aéro Montréal explained in a press release.
In a new poll by the Angus Reid Institute, over half of Quebec respondents said that Canada should reach a vaccination rate of at least 75% before opening the U.S. border.
With many Canadians already envisioning a life post-COVID-19, the poll found that a "vast majority (69%)" are willing to wait it out until "at least three-quarters" of the country are fully vaccinated before opening the border to travel.
Only 22% of Canadians would be willing to open the Canada-U.S. border immediately, according to the survey.
Thirty-five percent of Quebec respondents agreed that the country should wait until over 75% of the population has two vaccine doses. Thirty-seven percent agreed that having 75% of the population fully vaccinated is adequate.
Only 20% of Quebec respondents agreed that the borders should open immediately.
Respondents in Alberta and Saskatchewan were the most interested in welcoming back Americans, according to the poll, as 42% and 30% of respondents, respectively, want the border to open immediately.
But don't expect a typical Montreal Pride Parade complete with vehicles, floats, dancers, and all the usual festivities. According to a press release, the current health context does not allow for a traditional parade.
However, Montréal Pride says holding a march "returns to the roots of the Pride movement by handing back the public space to participating communities," specifically focusing on amplifying the voices of diverse sexual and gender communities that were "made close to invisible" during the pandemic.
"The first demonstration in favor of the Montréal 2SLGBTQI+ communities’ rights was held in 1979, organised by the Pink Brigade [...] with 52 marchers participating," said Jean-François Perrier, interim director of the Montréal Pride Festival, in a statement.
"It is therefore with great pride that we confirm [...] a unifying activity open to all that will allow the advocacy and community aspects of the festival to shine."
The Pride March will take place on August 15 and will depart from Jeanne-Mance Park at 1 p.m.