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Nov. 27, 2018 / 9:38 a night | Story:

A Montreal teenager who drowned during a high school sports class spent 38 minutes at the bottom of the pool without anyone noticing, a coronary investigation had been found.

Dr. Report Louis Normandin about the death of last February, Blessing Claude Moukoko revealed a lack of supervision.

"Claude Moukoko's blessings were left alone at the bottom of the pool … and this, because there were no coast guards who were basically dedicated to their functions," Normandin wrote in a report published last Tuesday.

Like many of the 19 Ecole Pere-Marquette students in class, Moukoko, 14, just learned to swim. He took part in his third swimming class as part of a high school sports course on the morning of February 15. He was last seen struggling to crawl, and no one noticed the absence of 8th grade students when the class left the pool deck. .

Only when the second class arrived, they saw what they thought were puppets at the bottom of the city pool, which was adjacent to the school in the Rosemont district of the city.

The coroner described the security video from the pool since that morning as being uneasy. "People walk around the pool deck, the water is calm, so calm is actually, they have the impression – students in the second course – that they see dolls at the bottom of the pool," he said at a press conference.

"The lifeguard understands, diving, asking for help."

Normandin recommends that every sports teacher who provides swimming lessons receive the training needed by the province and that lifeguards provide full-time supervision during all courses.

If it is not possible to teach one person and another to supervise, Normandin recommends that school swimming lessons be postponed.

"Nobody has bad intentions in this story," Normandin said. "However, swimming courses, in my opinion, must be given by those who are considered competent."

The coroner found that the teacher – a substitute for the day – did not have the training needed by the province. As a result, the coast guard helps teach rather than being in a chair to watch the students in the pool.

In his first class, Moukoko did not venture to the deep end. His friends then told the authorities that he struggled to stay afloat, become short of breath and often grabbed the side of the pool.

Normandin said the video confirmed his inability to swim. "The dangerous situation of the situation when he reaches the inside of the pool is clear," Normandin wrote.

Normandin said water security, not the acquisition of technical swimming skills, should be the main goal of swimming lessons at school.

He recommended that the province integrate the Swim To Survive program into a basic curriculum that teaches people what to do in the event of an unexpected fall in water.

Raynald Hawkins, executive director of the Quebec Rescue Institute, welcomed the recommendation.

"This is an evaluation so that when they take a program to learn to swim, children have the minimum skills and requirements if they go to the deep side of the pool," Hawkins said.

The school board said in a statement that it acknowledged the coroner's recommendations and would put in place the necessary steps.

"Our job is to do our best to strengthen our practice so that events like that do not happen again," said Scolaire de Montreal chairman Catherine Harel Bourdon.

In Quebec City, Isabelle Charest, junior education minister, said it was too early to start canceling swimming classes.

"I don't think we need to suspend the course. We can start working without stopping everything," Charest said, calling the death very tragic.


Nov. 27, 2018/9:28 a night | Story:

A First Nation leader said the proposed Saskatchewan law that would require people to get permission before going to private land could cause clashes and even death.

Bobby Cameron's head with the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations said a man was found hunting at Kawacatoose First Nation land on Tuesday. Cameron said the man was told he did not have permission to hunt there and was escorted. But it's not always that simple, said the tribal chief.

"If it's not the opposite, I don't know whether a farmer will be like that or that patient."

The proposed change for lawlessness was introduced on Tuesday, more than two years after Colten Boushie, a 22-year-old Native man, was killed on a farm in rural Saskatchewan.

Earlier this year, a jury released farmer Gerald Stanley from second-degree murder after he testified that his weapon exploded accidentally when he tried to scare some young people who were driving to his house.

"We hope there will be no more tragedy, we hope very much," Cameron said. "But if they do, the provincial government must also say, we will be responsible if someone dies because of a law that violates this boundary."

Justice Minister Don Morgan said the proposed law balances the rights of rural and public landowners. The law will provide legal protection for landowners against property damage caused by intruders.

The latest survey released by the province showed 65 percent of respondents said people had to ask landowners for permission before they went to private land.

"Our goal … is to protect landowners, not always protect the rights of someone who wants to come to the land," Morgan said at Regina.

He said that the law would place rural land on par with urban land where owners do not have to prove that property is fenced in or marked. Not being able to find someone was no reason to go to the land without permission, he added.

"I hope landowners will take a reasonable position and make themselves available," Morgan said.

Cameron said it was unfortunate that the province did not consult with the Federation of Indigenous Peoples' Countries and decided to base the changes proposed in the survey results.

He estimated that the proposal, if passed, would create a headache because the land and roads of the First Nation were used by non-Indigenous people.

"You mean to tell me that every farmer, rancher and farmer needs to call the head and council every time he comes to land?" Cameron said.

"That's not practical. There are better ways to do business."

NDP opposition critic Trent Wotherspoon said the proposed law was not practical and did not address rural crime.

"To make an impactful change without involving good faith (with) the indigenous people, the traditional land user in the front is embarrassing," he said.

27 Nov 2018 / 8:42 a.m. | Story:

A sexually young woman extorting her lover to kill a 14-year-old girl whom she saw as a rival more than a decade ago had to report every relationship she had with a man while living in a halfway house, the Canadian Conditional Council said Tuesday as being given parole during six months.

Melissa Todorovic will face restrictions on friendship and romantic relationships with men and must immediately disclose to her parole officers, the council said after hearing a 26-year case.

Todorovic's difficulties with his relationship and struggle with jealousy were examined during a hearing at the Grand Valley Institution in Kitchener, Ontario. – a women's prison where he has been serving a sentence for masterminding the murder of Stefanie Rengel in 2008.

His parole officer, Angie Strome, said Todorovic would never have the opportunity to enter into heterosexual romantic relationships while in the institution and had a few choices left over in terms of programs at the facility.

The two-member parole panel found that while Todorovic still had work to do and had to hope to continue counseling for a long time, he had made progress in understanding what caused him at the age of 15 to order Rengel's murder.

For years, Todorovic stated that he did not believe that his girlfriend, David Bagshaw, would be beaten. He told the panel Tuesday he now felt "terrible" for his actions.

"I never wanted to be that person again. I didn't want to hurt anyone," Todorovic said quietly. "I hope I can take everything back. I'm fully responsible for Stefanie's death … if it wasn't for me, Stefanie would live."

The parole panel noted that Todorovic had several opportunities to cancel the plot, including phone calls with Bagshaw minutes before the attack.

"You don't try to stop it," said board member Michael Sanford.

"I should," Todorovic answered.

Rengel's mother, Patricia Hung, cried when the panel announced her decision. He said after the trial that the results were disappointing, noting that Todorovic appeared emotionless even in expressing regret.

"I feel it's a bit of a script," Hung said, adding Todorovic had not apologized.

In the victim impact statement read out during the trial, Hung said that although his family might appear on the surface to survive the "terrible tragedy" and come out stronger, they would never fully recover from the brutal murder,

"Once he killed my daughter, something inside me broke," Hung said. "Sometimes I think of it as a broken filter. I can no longer filter out disturbing fears. There is no number of psychologist, sports or prescription visits that can stop this from happening."

Hung also expressed doubts about the prospect of Todorovic for rehabilitation.

"I don't see people changing in Melissa. I see someone who is more cunning, hoping with a few words called regret that he fools those who must have the experience to see through them," he said. "I don't hear empathy here, except for himself."

Todorovic was convicted in 2009 for masterminding the murder of Rengel, a girl he had never met but who was the focus of his jealousy.

Rengel had dated Bagshaw a few years before and Todorovic threatened to break up with him or hold sex unless he killed his former flame. He finally carried out his orders, stabbed Rengel six times and let him die on a snow mound outside his home on New Year's Day, 2008.

In 2009, Todorovic was sentenced as a lifetime adult in prison without the chance of a seven-year parole, the maximum sentence for adults his age. He challenged the ruling but it was upheld in an appeal.

The appeal delayed Todorovic's application for parole, even though he qualified for parole in 2013 and full parole two years later, the panel said Tuesday.

At various points throughout the trial, Todorovic contradicted the evidence presented during the trial and Bagshaw, saying he had met Rengel once and denied he had sex with Bagshaw after the murder.

The Board noted Todorovic had made several friendships both in prison or during his absence from the institution, which included three hours 72 hours without landings and several months where he was allowed to work outside the facility and return at night.

When asked how he would handle a romantic relationship, Todorovic said he did not want to be in one. He later admitted that going out on dates would be stressful but he would seek support from his case management team.

"If I have had a relationship in the future … I want a healthy relationship," he said, adding that he had taken an anger management course and set limits.

His parole officer said Todorovic needed to work to gain empathy and struggle to show emotions when under pressure.

Todorovic will be released to a halfway house in Brampton, Ontario, when an open space. He is prohibited from coming within one kilometer of Rengel's relatives and cannot contact them directly or indirectly.


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UPDATE 7:20 a.m.

A grizzly bear has killed a woman and her 10-month-old baby in the Yukon.

Yukon Coroner Service said 37-year-old Valerie Theoret and baby Adele Roesholt were killed in the attack.

The service said in a release that received notification of deaths in the Lake Einarson area near the Northwest Territories border.

It was said that the RCMP received a call at around 3.45 pm on Monday from a trapper, identified as Gjermund Roesholt.

The service said he was sued by a grizzly bear about 100 meters from the cabin he shared with his wife and baby girl.

He said he shot dead the bear, but when he returned to his cabin, he found the body of his wife and child outside.

"It seems they have come out to walk when the incident happened," coroner Heather Jones said in a release.

The family has been in the area for the past three months, trapping around Lake Einarson, the coroner said.

Investigations are underway, with the Mayo RCMP, Yukon Environment, Yukon Coroner Service and RCMP Forensic Identification Section that are helping.

This service extends condolences to family, friends and colleagues from Theoret and their children.

It does not determine where the family comes from.

Yukon RCMP is investigating what is believed to be a deadly bear attack.

A message sent by RCMP on social media said two people had died.

The attack took place Monday northeast of Mayo, near the border with the Northwest Region.

Police said Yukon's Environmental and coronary services helped the investigation.

The names of victims have not been released and the police have not identified the types of bears that may have been involved.

Nov. 27, 2018 / 4:24 in the afternoon | Story:

Hundreds of protesters chanted "Building the pipeline now" jammed in downtown Calgary on the road for the second time in five days on Tuesday, this time to mark a speech by federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau.

Organizers James Robson with the Canadian Action Coalition said his group – addressing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last Thursday – plans to emerge whenever federal cabinet ministers do so because important Canadians see "pain" caused by low oil prices blamed on pipeline access inadequate to the market.

Inside, during a speech to the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, Morneau said Ottawa had shown its support for western Canadian energy workers by buying the Trans Mountain pipeline for $ 4.5 billion and continuing to try to get an expansion project built after the court overturned its regulatory agreement. in august.

He acknowledged that "the industry was under threat" and said he sympathized with "extreme anxiety" felt by Albert, but added that the policies announced in last week's fiscal reforms would help encourage investment in the country.

He avoided the question of whether the federal government would contribute to Alberta's plan to buy a train to transport oil to the market, noting he was willing to listen to a short-term solution but repeated that the Trans Trans expansion was the best long-term answer.

Robson said his organization wanted the government to rethink Bill C-69 to amend the National Energy Council and Bill C-48 to ban oil tankers on the northern coast of British Columbia, noting both of them made pipeline construction more difficult.

Both proposals have been ratified in the House of Commons and are being considered in the Senate.

"There must be people related to the pain that is happening," Robson said about the protest.

"This clearly doesn't resonate from high-level conversations so it needs to be grassroots. It must be real and they need to see it."

Morneau told reporters he did not think the protesters were wrong.

"They are not wrong at all, they feel extreme anxiety that we really understand," he said.

"This industry is threatened, we don't get market prices for our resources and as a result people don't make the kind of investment we want them to make."

Nov. 27, 2018 / 4:14 in the afternoon | Story:

Canada Post on Tuesday revealed deeper losses ordered due to massive equity payment orders this year, while the federal government insisted that back-to-work laws that send striking postal workers back to their jobs are constitutional.

In releasing its third quarter financial results, Canada Post highlighted how it bled in red even before the union workforce began to play the strike last month.

The loss, he said, was a direct result of the historic equity payment decision announced in September, which gave suburban and rural postal workers a 25 percent salary increase.

"Canada Post recorded a pre-tax loss of $ 94 million for the third quarter of 2018, mainly because of the cost of implementing a final equity ruling," the company said.

The arbitrator's decision is a hangover from the last round of contract negotiations between CUPW and Canada Post.

The agency said it expected equity pay would cost $ 550 million by the end of the year, including the $ 130 million included in its bookkeeping in the last quarter of 2017.

Combined with the costs associated with a spinning strike that began October 22 and ended with a forced halt on Tuesday, Canada Post said it expects to end 2018 with losses, and that pay equity will result in ongoing annual costs of around $ 140 million.

While CUPW members celebrated the wage-equity award, the main problem in the ongoing labor dispute with Canada Post was the treatment of the same letter operators in the countryside and suburbs, known as RSMC. They are more likely to be women, and historically paid less, than their urban counterparts.

The union promised Tuesday it would continue to fight for equality for the RSMC, warning of possible court action on the government's back-to-work law, Bill C-89.

Nov. 27, 2018 / 3:05 a.m. | Story:

A Manitoba man who spent 23 years in prison for first-degree murder was sentenced to cancel by the provincial High Court on Tuesday.

A panel of three judges ruled that Frank Ostrowski was denied important information that could help his defense when he was convicted in 1987.

Ostrowski was found guilty of ordering a fatal shooting of a drug dealer based largely on the testimony of a key witness – Matthew Lovelace – who had separate charges for possession of permanent cocaine instead.

Ostrowski's lawyer and jury were never notified of the agreement and Lovelace told the court that he had not received any assistance in return for his testimony.

Earlier this year, Crown lawyer Randy Schwartz told the Court of Appeal that the trial was unfair and Ostrowski's conviction had to be canceled.

Ostrowski's lawyer wanted the Court of Appeal to go further and formally release Ostrowski, now in the late 60s.

The court decided to cancel the guilty verdict, ordered a new court and entered the trial process.

"There is a number of other evidence supporting the details given by Mr. Lovelace, so it will remain open to the jury to find his testimony of the defendant who is reliable and reliable," Judge Holly Beard said on behalf of the three people. member appeal panel.

"It's not clear more likely than not that the defendant will be released at a hypothetical new trial."

However, with all that has happened, the new experiment is not justified, Beard wrote.

"Given the length of time that has elapsed since the event in question, including the trial, and the large amount of time the defendant has spent in detention, I agree that there must be a court proceeding against the new trial, and I will order."

Ostrowski maintained his innocence throughout his detention. In 2009, the Judge of the Judge Judge mentioned concerns with confidence and freed Ostrowski on bail.

In 2014, federal justice minister Peter MacKay ruled that the case might obscure justice and ordered the Manitoba Appeals Court to review it.

Ostrowski's lawyer, James Lockyer, said Tuesday's decision was a relief because Ostrowski was no longer in detention or was bailed for the first time in three decades.

But, said Lockyer, no one paid the price for the prosecution of his client.

"I think above all, there is no accountability in this case," Lockyer said. "The man spent 32 years under a first-degree murder claim, and no one has been responsible for 32 years except him."

27 Nov 2018 / 10:22 a.m. | Story:

B.C. The government said it would intervene in separate court cases in Saskatchewan and Ontario where provinces challenged federal authorities to pass laws that put minimum prices on greenhouse gas pollution.

Attorney General David Eby said the province intends to argue that the federal and provincial governments share a role in tackling climate change.

He said B.C. will argue that both the province and the federal government have a role to play in tackling climate change, but the federal government has the right and responsibility to price carbon pollution.

Environment Minister George Heyman said B.C. has led this country when it comes to carbon pricing with a decade of carbon taxes, but he believes the provinces must follow the national climate strategy.

Saskatchewan and Ontario appealed to their high court which challenged federal authorities to pass a price fixing act on greenhouse gas pollution which stipulates a minimum national pollution pricing system.

The Saskatchewan case is scheduled to be heard in February 2019, while the Ontario challenge is scheduled for April.

Nov 27 2018 / 7:57 | Story:

A group representing Canadian businesses praised the federal government for making postal employee legislation back to work, saying it would help remove a strong letter backlog ahead of the busy holiday season.

The Canadian Independent Business Federation said in a statement that Ottawa enjoyed listening to business owners, who described the post strike as "an emergency for many small companies and for Canadian consumers."

Mail services are scheduled to be resumed today in the afternoon in the East after the Senate passed a law ordering to end a five-week revolving strike by postal workers.

Royal approval was given Monday after senators approved Bill C-89 with a vote of 53-25, with four abstentions.

The government considers the ratification of the bill urgent because of the economic impact of letter disruptions that continued during the busy Christmas holiday season.

The Canadian Postal Workers Union issued a statement stating that "exploring all options to fight the law is back to work."

Negotiations have been going on for almost a year, but the dispute has increased recently when CUPW members launched a spinning strike October 22.

Those who are running have caused a backlog of shipping mail and parcels at Crown's main company sorting plants in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.

Dan Kelly, president of the business federation, said 71 percent of the members surveyed supported back-to-work laws after two-thirds of small businesses reported that they had been negatively affected by the strike.

"Laws returning to work have never been an easy choice, but will help save the holiday season for small companies and consumers," he said in the statement. "We are relieved to see Canada Post back to work and hope companies and unions can reach a long-term agreement to ensure Canada Post can be a low-cost and reliable choice for small businesses."

Nov 27 2018 / 7:04 | Story:

The federal government advised the food industry not to import romaine lettuce from areas in the US that were thought to produce lettuce contaminated with E. coli.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said it would also take steps to ensure products from areas identified by the US Food and Drug Administration were not allowed into Canada.

The steps came after the FDA said that suspected romaine lettuce harvested in parts of California this month was the source of the E. coli O157 outbreak that had made people sick in Canada and the United States.

The agency said it would continue its own investigation into several cases of E. coli related to romaine lettuce, and share its findings with its American counterparts.

Three cases of E. coli were confirmed in Ontario and Quebec last week, bringing the total number from mid-October to 22 with at least one case in New Brunswick.

The agency recommends people in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick not eat romaine lettuce and throw away whatever they still have in the fridge, but stop issuing withdrawals.

Nov 27 2018 / 5:35 | Story:

Donald Trump's tariff battle with Canada, Mexico, China and Europe has increased the cost of steel, making it more expensive to build cars in North America, but General Motors' decision to close factories and lay off thousands more is tactic than balance sheets, say trade observers and experts automotive industry.

"This is very understandable, given all the hype associated with the trade agreement, and, you might say, the problematic relationship between your prime minister and our president, that it's a kind of reaction to tariffs on steel and aluminum," said the Michigan business. professor Marick Masters. "But I think it's more of a strategic adjustment by General Motors to prepare itself for the future where it strives to advance from the technology curve."

The company places substantial bets on the future which is dominated by three high-tech trends that have increased the world of internal combustion engines: electric vehicles, mobility services such as applications for rain, and cars and trucks capable of driving. self.

And they do it in relative economic health, a departure from traditional time schedules that tend to predict a deep and broad wave of layoffs, said Maryann Keller, a New York-based automotive industry consultant. .

No doubt as a future to come, it is still a relatively long road for an industry that is still able to sell more than 19 million vehicles in North America every year.

"It's not unusual for companies in this kind of market to make announcements where they basically lose capacity. I think it's a very deep statement from the GM they chose to do right now," Keller said. "If they are in a race, General Motors runs in front of the pack. They may walk far ahead of the pack and run off the cliff, because no one can see a clear future, but they have defined it and they prepared it."

When news emerged on Sunday night that the company planned to close its flagship factory in Canada in Oshawa, Ontario., Leaving more than 2,500 people out of work, social media turned its sights on Trump's "America First" strategy to bring manufacturing jobs back to US soil.

But the argument all evaporated Monday when the company announced that as part of a plan to save US $ 6 billion by 2020, it also stopped production at four other US factories – some of them far in the Rust Belt country which helped boost Trump into the presidency. in 2016.

"The US was hit harder than us," said an insider from the Canadian government. "This is about the global restructuring in the industry of autonomous vehicles and autonomous (artificial intelligence)."

Juga restrukturisasi yang ditujukan khusus untuk pekerja kerah biru. GM juga memangkas staf kontrak yang digaji dan digaji oleh 15 persen, yang mencakup seperempat dari para eksekutifnya. Tabungan US $ 6 miliar termasuk pengurangan biaya operasi sebesar US $ 4,5 miliar dan belanja modal yang lebih rendah hampir US $ 1,5 miliar per tahun.

Itu tampaknya tidak menenangkan Trump, yang terkenal menjanjikan para pendukung Ohio pekerjaan mereka "semua kembali" selama reli 2017 tidak jauh dari fasilitas Lordstown GM, di mana produksi akan terhenti di musim semi.

Trump menggambarkan "sangat sulit" dalam percakapannya dengan CEO General Motors Mary Barra.

"Saya berkata, 'Anda tahu, negara ini telah melakukan banyak hal untuk General Motors. Anda sebaiknya segera kembali ke sana. Itulah Ohio,'" katanya, Senin. "Aku tidak ragu bahwa dalam waktu yang tidak lama lagi, mereka akan menaruh sesuatu yang lain. Lebih baik mereka memasukkan sesuatu yang lain."

26 November 2018 / 6:53 sore | Story:

Layanan surat akan dilanjutkan di seluruh negara pada siang hari Selasa setelah Senat meloloskan undang-undang yang memerintahkan untuk mengakhiri lima minggu pemogokan berputar oleh pekerja pos.

Persetujuan kerajaan diberikan Senin malam tidak lama setelah para senator menyetujui Bill C-89 dengan voting 53-25. Empat senator abstain.

Pemerintah telah menganggap pengesahan RUU itu menjadi mendesak karena dampak ekonomi dari gangguan surat yang terus berlanjut selama musim liburan yang sibuk. Ini bergegas tagihan melalui House of Commons minggu lalu.

Tetapi para senator, setelah mengadakan sidang khusus Sabtu untuk memperdebatkan RUU, bersikeras untuk mengambil sedikit lebih banyak waktu untuk merefleksikan konstitusionalitas pengupasan pekerja pos dari hak mogok mereka.

Mereka mengadakan pertemuan khusus lainnya pada hari Senin dan hanya menempatkan RUU untuk pemungutan suara setelah lebih dari lima jam perdebatan tambahan.

"Saya pikir waktu ekstra yang kami ambil berharga dan merupakan demonstrasi bagaimana Senat seharusnya meninjau kembali tagihan pemerintah," kata Senator Yuen Pau Woo, pemimpin kelompok senator independen.

Senator Peter Harder, perwakilan pemerintah di Senat, mendesak para senator pada Senin pagi untuk tidak menunda lebih jauh.

"Saya bersyukur bahwa setelah dua hari perdebatan sengit, Senat melakukan apa, menurut saya, adalah hal yang benar dan meloloskan undang-undang ini," katanya setelah pemungutan suara.

Serikat Pekerja Pos Kanada mengeluarkan pernyataan yang menyatakan bahwa itu adalah "menjajaki semua opsi untuk melawan undang-undang kembali bekerja."

"Pekerja pos benar-benar kecewa dan marah," kata presiden nasional CUPW, Mike Palecek. "Undang-undang ini melanggar hak kami untuk bebas berunding bersama di bawah Piagam Hak dan Kebebasan."

Beberapa senator – independen, independen Liberal dan bahkan beberapa Konservatif – setuju dengan penilaian itu dan memilih menentang RUU itu.

Tetapi mayoritas tidak setuju atau menyimpulkan bahwa terserah kepada pengadilan, bukan senator, untuk mengatur konstitusionalitas.

Sebuah amandemen oleh Senator independen Murray Sinclair, yang mengusulkan untuk menunda pelaksanaan perintah kembali-ke-kerja untuk setidaknya tujuh hari setelah persetujuan kerajaan, ditolak.

Sebelumnya Senin, Menteri Tenaga Kerja Patti Hajdu mengatakan bahwa mediator khusus telah menyimpulkan pekerjaannya dan kedua belah pihak tidak lagi bernegosiasi.

Negosiasi telah berlangsung selama hampir satu tahun, tetapi perselisihan itu semakin meningkat baru-baru ini ketika anggota CUPW meluncurkan pemogokan berputar 22 Oktober. Pemogokan tersebut telah menyebabkan backlog pengiriman surat dan parsel di pabrik pemilahan utama perusahaan Crown di Vancouver, Toronto dan Montreal.

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