5 Montreal stories you must read this week: October 20

A woman wears a niqab.
A woman wears a niqab. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

From a powerful hashtag and a controversial bill banning face coverings, here are the five biggest stories Global News covered in Montreal this week:

Click to play video: 'Orange cone garland hangs above Montreal butcher shop'
Orange cone garland hangs above Montreal butcher shop

Orange garland

“I would say it’s hilarious, actually.”

With never-ending construction in Montreal’s Sud-Ouest, the borough’s Chamber of Commerce has decided to add a little decoration to its neighbourhoods.

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READ THE STORY: Artwork on Notre-Dame Street looks to add relief during construction

Click to play video: 'Quebec passes religious neutrality bill'
Quebec passes religious neutrality bill


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“In every legislation, there is a risk of it being contested by people who don’t agree with it.”

Quebec politicians have passed the provincial government’s controversial religious neutrality bill with a vote of 66-51.

READ THE STORY: Quebec’s religious neutrality bill passes with a vote of 66-51

Click to play video: '#MeToo: What can you do next?'
#MeToo: What can you do next?

Me too

“Why am I hesitating? I feel ashamed in some way.”

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Women and men are sharing their stories of sexual harassment and assault with #Metoo.

READ THE STORY: #MeToo Should I feel guilty about being silent for too long?

Click to play video: 'Montreal Chinatown garden looks for new home'
Montreal Chinatown garden looks for new home

Planting roots

“We’ve succeeded in a lot of ways to inspire the Chinese Hospital to be out here and to do things out in the front yard.”

A vibrant garden on the grounds of Montreal’s Chinese Hospital is looking for a new home because the courtyard is being developed into an outdoor space.

READ THE STORY: Green Chinatown Montreal looking for new home to plant roots

Click to play video: 'Montreal councillor to refrain from saying ‘rape’ during debates'
Montreal councillor to refrain from saying ‘rape’ during debates


“You can rape a community. Obviously. Yes.”

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Montreal city councillor Jeremy Searle says he will refrain from using the word “rape” in future council debates after receiving backlash.

READ THE STORY: Montreal councillor seeking re-election not apologizing over use of ‘rape’ word

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