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5 Montreal stories you must read this week: October 21

Carlotte Carson, 3, suffers from a rare genetic disorder and needs to consume a high level of protein every day, Thursday, October 20, 2016. Billy Shields/Global News

From shocking accusations at the National Assembly to a toddler with a rare genetic disease entering a contest aimed at bodybuilders, here are the top five stories Global News covered in Montreal this week:

Click to play video: 'Quebec Liberal MNA accused of sexual assault by Laval University student' Quebec Liberal MNA accused of sexual assault by Laval University student
Quebec Liberal MNA accused of sexual assault by Laval University student – Oct 20, 2016

A ‘violent’ assault

“My heart stopped when she said it was an MNA – and that really scared me.”

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Montreal-area MNA Gerry Sklavounos has stepped down from the Liberal caucus following allegations of sexual assault by a Laval University student.

READ THE STORY: Quebec Liberal MNA Gerry Sklavounos leaves caucus after ‘violent’ sexual assault allegations

Click to play video: 'An app to track creepy clowns' An app to track creepy clowns
An app to track creepy clowns – Oct 18, 2016

Tracking creepy clowns

“There are so many sightings going on, we have to work on which ones are real and which ones are not.”

Have you ever wanted to keep tabs on all the creepy clowns in your neighbourhood? Well, there’s an app for that.

READ THE STORY: Want to track down creepy clowns? There’s an app for that

Click to play video: 'Protein, a life-source for toddler suffering from genetic disorder' Protein, a life-source for toddler suffering from genetic disorder
Protein, a life-source for toddler suffering from genetic disorder – Oct 20, 2016

#GSDstrong

“Most people find it hard to believe that you treat an illness like this with things you’d find at a grocery store.”

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Lauren Wodnicki has entered her three-year-old daughter, Charlotte Carson, who suffers from a rare congenital illness, in a contest to win a year’s supply of protein.

READ THE STORY: #GSDstrong: Côte Saint-Luc toddler with rare disease enters protein contest for bodybuilders

Click to play video: 'Habs super fan donates to Subban’s charity' Habs super fan donates to Subban’s charity
Habs super fan donates to Subban’s charity – Oct 19, 2016

Habs super fan donates

“My family and I will only be attending one home game this season, on March 2, 2017 – when Nashville visits Montreal.”

Dr. C.K., the Montreal Canadiens super fan who paid big bucks to vent about the P.K. Subban trade, is donating $250,000 to the star defenceman’s charity at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

READ THE STORY: Habs super fan who took out full page ad donates $250,000 to Subban’s charity

Click to play video: '#GreatMTLer: Kim Reid, founder of On Rock Food Bank' #GreatMTLer: Kim Reid, founder of On Rock Food Bank
#GreatMTLer: Kim Reid, founder of On Rock Food Bank – Oct 20, 2016

#GreatMTLer: Kim Reid, the giver

“I love my volunteers, I love the people who are around, no day is ever the same as the next, which I also love.”

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On Rock Community Services, founded by Kim Reid, serves needy families in some of Montreal’s most unlikely neighbourhoods.

READ THE STORY: #GreatMTLer: Meet Kim Reid, the giver who founded On Rock Community Services

rachel.lau@globalnews.ca

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