Matthew Lapierre


Matthew Lapierre is a digital journalist at CBC Montreal. He previously worked for the Montreal Gazette and the Globe and Mail. You can reach him at

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5 more arrests, including primary suspect, in connection with Desjardins data leak

Quebec provincial police have arrested five more people with crimes tied to a massive data breach at Desjardins, including the former bank employee originally suspected of being behind the leak.

Victims need better access to intimate partner violence resources, says coroner's report on triple homicide

The coroner who investigated the 2019 triple homicide of Dahia Khellaf and her two young children, Adam and Aksil Yssaad, wants greater awareness of the resources available to domestic violence victims and more education for immigrants and youth about equality in relationships. 

What will Montreal look like in 26 years? City says more housing, trees and public transit

It’s 2050 and Montreal is a sprawling metropolis with tens of thousands of off-market rental units, a dense tree canopy and a vast network of tramways. City officials presented that image on Tuesday, calling it the Plan Montréal 2050 — their vision of what the city will look like in 26 years. 

Woman found stabbed to death after seemingly random attack in Laval

The victim's son said the news of his mother's death shook him, his sister and his father to their core. His mother liked to go for walks in the woods, he said, but this time, she appeared to have "taken a wrong turn."

Quebec Superior Court judge rejects McGill injunction request to remove encampment

A Quebec Superior Court judge has rejected a provisional injunction request by McGill University to remove pro-Palestinian encampment activists from its front lawn in downtown Montreal. 

McGill asks judge to order 'occupants' off its campus, end encampment protest

McGill University filed an injunction to have pro-Palestinian protesters camping out on its lawn removed on Monday. The encampment has been up for over two weeks and a previous injunction filed by students was rejected.

SAQ says no human remains found on site where it wants to expand distribution centre

The SAQ said the search for human remains led to the discovery of animal bones and a team of experts had concluded that the area where the SAQ plans to build had been used for agricultural purposes.

McGill encampment protesters take down controversial letter, but still have support in Kahnawà:ke

McGill University acknowledges that the university is located on Indigenous land, and, despite the protesters distancing themselves from one backer due to concerns about antisemitism, other Kanien'kehá:ka supporters have also called out the university’s hypocrisy in declaring the encampment illegal. 

McGill asks police for help as pro-Palestinian protesters dig in on 4th day of encampment

Despite rain, mud and the possibility of an injunction at the pro-Palestinian encampment on McGill University's downtown campus Tuesday afternoon, protesters say their spirits remain high.

Protesters at McGill pro-Palestinian encampment are staying put despite warning for them to leave

Protesters camping out in dozens of tents on McGill University's lower field were handed pamphlets telling them to disperse immediately with all their belongings Monday afternoon. They're calling on the university to divest from companies with ties to the state of Israel.