Verity Stevenson

Verity is a reporter for CBC in Montreal. She previously worked for the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Telegraph-Journal and the Sherbrooke Record. She's originally from the Eastern Townships and has gone to school both in French and English.

Latest from Verity Stevenson

Too late to learn another colonial language, say Indigenous students opposing Quebec's Bill 96

Tired of advocating for themselves against powerful institutions, Indigenous students at English colleges asked their schools to speak up for them.

Police arrest 15, use tear gas on crowd as pro-Palestinian activists occupy McGill University building

Montreal police fired tear gas at a crowd of pro-Palestinian protesters outside McGill University's James Administration Building, where activists had blockaded themselves on the third floor Thursday evening. 

English CEGEPs ask Quebec government to expand Bill 96 exemptions for Indigenous students

The directors of five English CEGEPs say exemptions to Bill 96 made by the Quebec government for Indigenous students are insufficient, inaccessible and that the law is causing students to leave the province for their higher education. 

Montreal police make arrest in Plateau triple homicide

Montreal police have arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with the three people killed in a brawl involving more than a dozen people last week in Montreal's Plateau-Mont-Royal borough.

McGill says tensions escalating on campus, again calls for police action

McGill University president Deep Saini is asking Montreal police to do more in response to rising tensions on campus, which he says have included masked individuals following and harassing senior administrators at their homes and offices.

'How could it have degenerated in this way?' asks father after 3 killed in Montreal brawl

The father of one of three people killed in the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough Tuesday says he can't understand how a fight could have degenerated to such an extent. 

UQAM rector threatens encampment with injunction request after clashes with police

A clash between police and pro-Palestinian protesters near an encampment set up on the campus of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) this weekend has prompted the university to raise concerns about its presence. 

Quebec judge rules part of Bill 96 calling for judgments to be translated is invalid

A Quebec Court judge has ruled that a clause of the province's revamped French language charter calling for English criminal court judgments to be immediately translated into French is invalid. 

McGill moving forward with injunction request against pro-Palestinian encampment

McGill University announced Friday afternoon it is moving to the next stage of its injunction request against the pro-Palestinian encampment that was set up on its downtown campus three weeks ago.

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.