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This Map Shows Every Montreal Police Camera Location

There will be 33 in total by the end of the year.

The Montreal police (SPVM) announced on October 25 that it would be adding nine "urban security cameras" to its current network of 24.

In a press release, the SPVM said the decision is part of the force's effort to combat gun violence.

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The Montreal Police Could Get Hundreds More Officers If Denis Coderre Becomes Mayor

His party says it'll hire 250 officers and make a bunch of other changes.

Denis Coderre's party, Ensemble Montréal, says it would hire 250 more Montreal police officers if it takes power after the November municipal election.

It claims this number represents 84 positions cut since 2017 plus retirements and annual renewals. Ensemble Montréal also raised the possibility of hiring even more officers.

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Montreal Weather Is Expected To Be Super Rainy This Week, With The Chance Of Flash Floods

Get your rain boots ready.

If you were hoping for some nice Montreal weather this week, you may be out of luck.

Environment Canada released a special weather warning for Montreal and areas surrounding it on Sunday, October 24.

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The Canadian Dime Got A Little Makeover & Here's What The New One Looks Like (PHOTO)

I guess this means people still use cash...

Cash is becoming more and more scarce nowadays, but that didn't stop the Canadian dime from getting a little makeover. Released by the Royal Canadian Mint, the new dime celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Bluenose ship, a design that's appeared on these coins since 1937.

"For 100 years, Bluenose has defined the spirit of Nova Scotia. The skill and teamwork of Nova Scotians made Bluenose a world champion, as well as one of the most famous ships in Canadian history," said Pat Dunn, minister of communities, culture, tourism and heritage for the province of Nova Scotia.

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Quebec's New Bill Requires Surgery For Birth Certificate Sex Changes, Sparking Backlash

"[It] will set back the rights of [transgender] people by 15 years."

A newly proposed Quebec bill would require transgender people to have surgery in order to change the sex on their birth certificates. Bill 2 was tabled by Minister of Justice Simon Jolin-Barrette on October 21, and it also seeks to separate "gender" and "sex" into two distinct options.

Many Quebecers — including opposition parties and activists — have taken to social media to speak out against the bill and defend the rights of the LGBTQ community.

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Coderre Snapped At Plante To 'Stop Laughing' During A Debate

Plante shot back: "For you, when [people] laugh it's a problem, Mr. Coderre?"

Montreal mayoral candidates are done playing nice. Claws were out and eyes were rolling during a tense three-way debate between Valérie Plante, Denis Coderre and Balarama Holness on TVA Thursday night.

One heated exchange between Coderre and Plante escalated to the point of a personal attack when the former mayor snapped at the incumbent to "stop laughing."

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