June 10, 2018 10:44 am

This week on ‘Focus Montreal:’ June 10

FILE - Independent analyst Annie Trudel has written a book about corruption within UPAC.

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Focus Montreal introduces Montrealers to people who are shaping our community by bringing their stories into focus.

It airs Saturday at 5:30 p.m., as well as Sunday at 7:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and midnight.

Take a look at who we’re meeting this week on Focus Montreal:

Protecting young athletes

Major changes are being proposed after four young women spoke out earlier this week about horrific abuse they suffered from their ski coach.

They are demanding safer training environments and they are supported in their efforts by B2ten – a Canadian company devoted to developing young athletes.

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READ MORE: Ex-Olympian Allison Forsyth says Bertrand Charest affair was covered up

The women went public about their stories of sexual abuse at a press conference in Montreal on Monday.

They all trained under ex-national ski coach Bertrand Charest, who was convicted last year on 37 counts, including sexual assault.

READ MORE: Some of Bertrand Charest’s victims speak out about sexual assault

Global Montreal’s senior anchor Jamie Orchard sat down with Geneviève Simard – who was only 12 when she became a victim of her coach. She says finally speaking out has been “liberating.”

Corruption within UPAC?

Independent analyst Annie Trudel has been making headlines ever since she publicly testified about collusion in the transport ministry.

She also claimed that documents and reports she prepared to prove collusion were tampered with.

READ MORE: Quebec anti-corruption unit denies report claiming case is being delayed by Crown

Trudel has now written a new book, Jeux de Coulisses, or backstage games.

In it, she reveals how she was briefly arrested by UPAC — Quebec’s anti-corruption unit — along with her boyfriend, Liberal MNA Guy Ouellette.

READ MORE: UPAC suspends investigation involving MNA Guy Ouellette

In her sit-down interview with Global’s Quebec City correspondent Raquel Fletcher, Trudel says the level of corruption in Quebec is so deeply ingrained, she believes it even exists within UPAC.

Preserving the Mohawk language

When you think of language issues you might think of French or English, but a group of Concordia journalism students is working on an innovative multimedia project that focuses on preserving the Mohawk language.

READ MORE: Concordia journalism class delves into one of Canada’s oldest languages

Natalia Fedosieieva, one of the filmmakers, sat down with Orchard to discuss the project.

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