Joe Bongiorno

Joe Bongiorno is an author, former high school teacher and a journalist at the CBC. He has also reported for Canadian Geographic, Maisonneuve, Canada’s National Observer and others. You can reach him at

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Quebec's biggest nurses' union rejects government deal

After over a year of negotiations, the Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec and the provincial government have still not reached an agreement.

St. Hubert Plaza is one of 11 pedestrian streets coming your way this summer

Montreal is gearing up for pedestrian-only areas on some of its biggest commercial arteries.

Stop funding fossil fuels, protesters tell RBC at Montreal rally

Protesters gathered in front of the Royal Bank of Canada's Montreal office Saturday, one of dozens of rallies held across the country.

Buckle that helmet. Bixi biking season starting early this year

Montreal says it's investing more in Bixi bikes to meet increasing demand from cyclists who want to pedal 12 months a year.

Protesters in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve rally to protect local forest

Protesters gathered in the Montreal neighbourhood Saturday to voice their opposition to a construction project that may see Assomption Boulevard extended into a roadway that runs through a forest known as Boisé Steinberg.

After crash kills 5, Quebec Cree mourn and call for safer patient travel

Four of the victims were returning home to Waswanipi after receiving health-care services when their vehicle collided head-on with a pickup truck.

Mont-Carmel residence seniors score 'partial victory' against landlord who wanted to evict them

The seniors who formed Sauvons le Mont-Carmel say Quebec’s laws need to be changed to protect seniors in RPAs.

'Migrant Spring' protesters demand regularization for undocumented people

Demonstrators in Montreal's Parc-Extension neighbourhood say migrants and asylum seekers are struggling, scared and need a chance to give back.

Growing crowds at Montreal food bank expose deeper food insecurity gaps than groups can meet, advocates say

Police were called to maintain order at a Parc-Extension food bank giveaway as the number of people coming for food nearly doubles.

Warming waters send Gaspé's northern shrimp stock plummeting, spelling trouble for Quebec fishermen

Shrimp are moving to shallower, more oxygenated waters as water temperatures continue to rise in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and St. Lawrence Estuary.