From a temporary tent city to shelter asylum seekers crossing the Canada-U.S. border, to the search for a long lost brother, here are the top five stories Global News covered in Montreal this week:
“It was so nice because there was no talk about work, about tours.”
Army steps in to help in Lacolle
The Canadian Army is setting up camp at the Lacolle Canada-U.S. border in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Que. to accomodate asylum seekers.
The new norm?
“I would not want to encourage my kids to create a list of ‘I wants’ and expect to receive a lot of presents.”
A new trend in children’s’ birthday parties is creating controversy among parents.
READ THE STORY: The new norm? Registries for children’s birthday parties
Twin searching for long lost brother
“We had a falling out, he chose not to talk to me for many years, and now I’m desperately looking for him.”
Eric Brodeur is very ill and desperately looking for his estranged twin, Stephane, so the two can reconnect.
READ THE STORY: Lachine man desperately looking for twin brother
Anglophone boom in Quebec?
“I can’t see how there would have been such a dramatic increase in the number. Either it was wrong before, or it’s wrong now. But to me, the increase, nothing can justify that.”
Many are questioning the accuracy of the 2016 census’ language findings in Quebec, which show booms of anglophones in smaller cities across the province.