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Montreal is a city in Canada. It is the largest city in the province of Quebec, the second-largest city in Canada and the fifteenth largest in North America. Originally called Ville-Marie, or "City of Mary", the city takes its present name from Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill located in the heart of the city, whose name was also initially given to the island on which the city is located, or Mont Real as it was spelled in Middle French, (Mont Royal in present French).
As of February 2012, Statistics Canada identifies Montreal's Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) (land area 4,259 square kilometres (1,644 sq mi) as Canada's second most populous with an estimated metropolitan area population of 3,824,221 and a population of 1,886,481 in the "agglomeration" of Montreal, which includes all of the municipalities on the island of Montreal. The city of Montreal proper had a population of 1,649,519 as of the 2011 census.
French is the city's official language and is also the language spoken at home by 60.5% of the population in the city of Montreal proper, followed by English at 21.2% and 23.4% other languages (as of 2006 census). In the larger Montreal Census Metropolitan Area, 70.5% of the population speaks French at home, compared to 18.5% who speak English. 56% of the population is able to speak both English and French. Montreal is the second largest primarily French-speaking city in the western world, after Paris.
Montreal is consistently rated as one of the world's most livable cities, was called "Canada's Cultural Capital" by Monocle Magazine and recently was named a UNESCO City of Design. Though historically the commercial capital of Canada, it was surpassed in population, as well as economic strength, by Toronto after 1976. Today it continues as an important centre of commerce, aerospace, finance, pharmaceuticals, technology, design, culture, tourism, film and world affairs.
In 2010, Montreal was named a hub city, ranked 34th globally out of 289 cities for innovation across multiple sectors of the urban economy, in the Innovation Cities Index by 2thinknow. Montreal was the next Canadian city in the annual index behind nexus city Toronto in 12th place and ahead of fellow hub cities Calgary, Quebec City, Vancouver and Edmonton. In 2009, Montreal was named North America's number one host city for international association events, according to the 2009 preliminary rankings of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)
Quebec village refuses to remove swastika-emblazoned anchor ... - CBC.ca
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CBC.caQuebec village refuses to remove swastika-emblazoned anchor ...CBC.ca
The municipality of Pointe-des-Cascades, Que., says it won't remove an anchor adorned with a swastika in a neighbourhood park because the piece recovered ...and more »
Quebec seeks input on how to deal with legalized marijuana - CBC.ca
22 Aug 2017 at 10:18am
CBC.caQuebec seeks input on how to deal with legalized marijuanaCBC.caQuebec's
Public Health Minister Lucie Charlebois kicks off a tour of the province Tuesday to gather input on how her government should regulate marijuana use when it becomes legalized next year. While it is federal legislation that will make the drug ...Quebec
To Get "Home Delivery" Marijuana ServiceMTL Blog (blog)all 2 news articles »
Updated: Thousands without power after storm tears through province, NDG badl...
22 Aug 2017 at 7:43pm
Montreal GazetteUpdated: Thousands without power after storm tears through province, NDG badly affectedMontreal Gazette
By 11 p.m., more than 100 Hydro-Québec
crews were at work in the south of the province, repairing power lines. On their website, the province's electricity provider said that the Laurentians, Richelieu and Montreal
regions were the most affected by the ...
Trees downed, power out as microburst hits Montreal
with a bangCTV NewsYour photos: Storm wreaks damage across Montreal
CBC.caMore than 70000 customers blacked out by storms in Quebec
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While you were sleeping: Quebec City news storm; a literal storm watch in Mon...
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Montreal GazetteWhile you were sleeping: Quebec City news storm; a literal storm watch in MontrealMontreal GazetteQuebec
Mayor calls those who met La Meute's protest with violence on Sunday Cretins. Dave Sidaway / Montreal
Gazette. Share Adjust Comment Print. Keep an eye out for thunderstorms Tuesday in Montreal
. Environment Canada issued a severe ...How Quebec's
largest far-right group tries to win friends, influence peopleCBC.caNeither racism nor violence will be tolerated in Quebec
City: Mayor LabeaumeCTV NewsQuebec
City mayor to right-wing protesters: you 'won the popularity contest' but go awayNational PostThe Globe and Mail -Globalnews.caall 119 news articles »
Nintendo's Super NES Classic is not being sold in Quebec - Montreal Gazette
22 Aug 2017 at 3:51pm
Montreal GazetteNintendo's Super NES Classic is not being sold in QuebecMontreal Gazette
Quebecers, however, may not be able to partake in this nostalgia. When the console became available for pre-sale early Tuesday morning, retailers did not accept orders from Quebec
. ?This product is not available in Quebec
,? read the listings from EB Games.and more »
In case you missed it, here's what happened in Montreal on Aug. 22 - Montreal...
22 Aug 2017 at 8:25pm
Montreal GazetteIn case you missed it, here's what happened in Montreal on Aug. 22Montreal Gazette
A war of words is brewing between the mayor of Quebec
City and a Montreal
activist who was arrested in the provincial capital during a protest on Sunday. Mayor Régis Labeaume accused protesters of belonging to a ?gang? of Montreal
thugs led by Jaggi ...and more »
Powerful winds rip apart trees, smashing cars and blocking roads in Montreal ...
22 Aug 2017 at 5:11am
CBC.caPowerful winds rip apart trees, smashing cars and blocking roads in MontrealCBC.ca
Serge Abergel, spokesperson for Hydro-Québec
, said 63,000 customers are without power in Montreal
, and 115,000 are without power across the province. As of 10 p.m. Tuesday, its website said there were still 48,700 outages in the city and 73,000 across ...
Quebec mourns famed author Réjean Ducharme - Montreal Gazette
22 Aug 2017 at 6:33pm
Montreal GazetteQuebec mourns famed author Réjean DucharmeMontreal Gazette
Ducharme shunned publicity and treasured his privacy after the publication of his first novel in 1966. He lived in the Pointe-St-Charles neighbourhood of Montreal
with his partner, Claire Richard, who acted as the link between the public and the writer.and more »
Anti-migrant banners pop up, taken down in Montreal, including at Olympic Sta...
22 Aug 2017 at 8:19am
CTV NewsAnti-migrant banners pop up, taken down in Montreal, including at Olympic StadiumCTV NewsMONTREAL
-- More anti-migrant banners have popped up in Quebec
, this time in Montreal
where many asylum seekers are being temporarily housed. The banners were posted at various sites either late Sunday or early Monday, including at the Olympic ...Anti-immigration banner put up, taken down outside Montreal's
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Quebec wants to hear from you on legal marijuana - Montreal Gazette
21 Aug 2017 at 10:57am
Montreal GazetteQuebec wants to hear from you on legal marijuanaMontreal Gazette
Apart from hearings in Quebec
City and Montreal
, public forums have also been scheduled to take place in several regional centres, including Rimouski, Saguenay, Trois-Rivières, Granby and Gatineau. The hearings come 11 months before the legalization of ...