Michel Cadotte, convicted in the death of his ailing wife, will serve two years minus one day after being sentenced on Tuesday.
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A brief look at some of the top stories on the Gazette site today.‘Compassion killing’Michel Cadotte, the Montreal man who killed his ailing wife in what he argued was a compassion killing, received a prison sentence Tuesday that leaves him with two years less a day to serve. A jury had found Cadotte, 58, guilty of manslaughter in February. He had been charged with second-degree murder after admitting to suffocating his wife of 19 years, Jocelyne Lizotte, at her long-term care facility in 2017. More here.Also:Who will take care of the caregivers? Cadotte trial brought that question into sharp focusCity buildingsMontreal’s opposition party wants the city to provide free menstrual products — tampons and pads — in all city buildings. More here.Champlain BridgeWhat’s going to be funny in 125 years? More specifically, what’s going to be funny about the new Champlain Bridge in 125 years? These were the questions that popped into Terry Mosher a.k.a. Aislin’s mind when he got a call from the Canadian government asking whether he and his old comrade Serge Chapleau of La Presse would be interested in contributing a pair of editorial cartoons to a time capsule that will be hidden in the bridge during the opening ceremony. More here.Indigenous Peoples***Olynpic StadiumYes, Montreal, the Coalition Avenir Québec government believes in the Olympic Stadium and that will include a new roof. In tabling a bill giving the Olympic Installations Board a new name and more power to fly on its own accord, Tourism Minister Caroline Proulx said the government is committed to the future of the Olympic site. More here.Caisse de dépôtThe Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec removed the head of its Otéra Capital real-estate lending unit and said it will overhaul governance standards at the business after an external investigation identified “serious” ethical breaches linked to personal activities. More here.CannabisA single dose of cannabis can potentially harm the cognitive development of teenagers, warns a study conducted by the Université de Montréal. More here.ImmigrationThe CAQ government and Liberals heaped the blame on each other Tuesday for Quebec’s stalled immigration legislation, Bill 9. More here.RoyalmountA working group study to address traffic problems caused by the coming Royalmount megamall and other development projects has raised the spectre of an additional 200,000 cars per day passing through the already congested Décarie Interchange and renewed calls for the project to be delayed. More here.Anti-Semitism***MUHCDespite being ordered by the provincial government to rein in rising hospital expenses, the McGill University Health Centre has nonetheless run up an accumulated deficit of at least $4.1 million in an office building it manages in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. More here.EMSBWith a deadline on school transfers looming, the head of the English Montreal School Board will meet with her French counterpart this week to argue the benefits of cohabitation. More here.