Racial profiling class-action suit authorized against city of MontrealA class-action suit seeking compensation from the city of Montreal for incidents of racial profiling by its police department has been given leave to proceed by a Superior Court justice. In a 14-page ruling made Aug. 7, Judge André Provost provided a list of questions that would need to be addressed by the proceeding, including whether police engaged in discriminatory conduct based on racial profiling that violated Charter rights, whether those incidents cause damages to members of a particular group, whether police should be held liable for those damages and what the amount of those damages should be. Read story here.New initiative for advanced breast cancer announced in MontrealThe launch of a scientific task force of top researchers to develop innovative new approaches to treating advanced breast cancer was announced Monday at McGill University by Marc Miller, Member of Parliament for Ville-Marie—Le Sud-Ouest—Île-des-Sœurs. Read story here.RCMP confirm bodies found in Gillam, Man. are B.C. fugitives, who shot themselves to deathThe RCMP say the two teen suspects from B.C. who spurred a country-wide manhunt shot themselves to death. Read story here.Opinion: Creation of Great Western Park is about our futureMayor Valérie Plante writes: Under the pressure of climate change, our planet is changing. The urgency to act is no longer theoretical, but necessary. The well-being of current and future generations, especially that of our children, depends on our ability and willingness to act. Read more here.CAQ’s immigration plan blasted for favouring European white francophonesImmigration hearings got off to a rocky start Monday when a group said the government is ignoring the issue of systemic racism faced by new arrivals even with a series of reforms that have been put in place. Read story here.25 years ago today, with the Expos in first, baseball went on strikeOn August 11, 1994, the Montreal Expos were the best team in baseball. Sure, they’d just lost 0-4 to the Pittsburgh Pirates, but it was only their third loss in 23 games. They were 34 games above .500, top of their division, and possibly headed for greatness.The next day, Major League Baseball went on strike. Read story here.Montreal cyclists get 42 times as many tickets as those in TorontoA report showing that cyclists in Montreal are ticketed 42 times as often as those in Toronto proves that Montreal police are unfairly targeting bike-riders, a leading cycling organization charged Monday. Read story here.