5 Montreal stories you must read this week: October 13

Quebec Immigration Minister Kathleen Weil at a press conference in Laval, Que., December 12, 2016. Mario Beauregard/The Canadian Press

From Couillard’s cabinet shuffle and appointment of an Anglo affairs minister, to a West Island woman making quilts for foster children, here are the biggest stories Global News covered in Montreal this week:

Click to play video: 'Couillard shuffles cabinet ahead of 2018 election'
Couillard shuffles cabinet ahead of 2018 election

Anglo affairs

“I told you that I would appoint a minister to deal with your issues. Today this promise is fulfilled.”

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Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard has made good on his promise to appoint a minister to oversee anglophone affairs in the province — naming Kathleen Weil to the newly created post.

READ THE STORY: Couillard shuffles cabinet, fulfils promise to appoint Anglo affairs minister

Click to play video: 'Quilts for Batshaw youth'
Quilts for Batshaw youth

Warm hugs

“It’s just kind of a nice way to give someone a warm hug that they can take with them. Because you know if someone made that quilt for you, somebody cares.”

With cooler weather just around the corner, a West Island woman is sharing the warmth by making quilts to children in care of Batshaw Youth and Family Centres.

READ THE STORY: Pointe-Claire woman makes quilts for foster children

Click to play video: 'Mural calling out white supremacy in Saint-Henri defaced for a third time'
Mural calling out white supremacy in Saint-Henri defaced for a third time

Mural vandalized

“It’s sad. Even if it’s controversial, express yourself differently than by vandalizing people’s art.”

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A mural in Saint-Henri has been defaced for the third time in a month and now residents are urging the borough to step up efforts to curb vandalism.

READ THE STORY: Mural calling out white supremacy in Saint-Henri defaced for a third time

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Health minister’s son arrested in connection with Montreal hit-and-run

Health minister’s son arrested

“I am shocked and my first thoughts were immediately for the victim. My son, who I will support like every parent, will now have to answer to his actions.”

Quebec Health Minister Gaétan Barrette has confirmed that his son Geoffroy Barrette was arrested Friday morning.

READ THE STORY: Quebec health minister’s son arrested following hit-and-run

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Uber backs down on threat to leave Quebec

Uber to keep rolling in Quebec … for now

“With the recent appointment of Minister André Fortin at the Ministry of Transport, we recognize that there is an opportunity to establish a constructive dialogue aimed at finding a lasting solution for riders and drivers in Quebec.”

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The ride-hailing service Uber had threatened to leave the province as of Saturday, but said in a statement the arrival of a new transport minister signals an opportunity to find a solution to the stalemate
with Quebec.

READ THE STORY: Uber says it will continue to operate in Quebec for now

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