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By Ana Bilokin

Montreal’s new mayor, Valerie Plante, has announced that she is abolishing the often contested traffic ticket quotas for Montreal police.

According to CTV News, these targets were tied to generous performance bonuses for police directors.

While officers may now be able to use more discretion when writing tickets, the city’s budget estimates a $12 million increase in revenue from traffic and parking violations over the next year.  


By Allison O’Reilly

Thousands of Canadian women took the streets on Saturday for the anniversary of the Women’s March.

According to CTV News, the scenes in dozens of cities from coast to coast were reminiscent of the marches that took place globally in the wake of Donald Trump’s inauguration as US President.

In Montreal, hundreds of people packed L’Esplanade Places-des-Arts for an event organizers characterized as “a fight for the rights of women of all races, political affiliations, sexual orientations and gender identities.”


By Loren O'Brien-Egesborg

The death toll is still rising as more than 30 people were killed after five militant attackers dressed in army uniforms attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul late Saturday night.

According to Reuters, the five attackers were killed by Afghan Special Forces and 150 guests were able to escape when the building caught fire.

Six foreigners were among dead.

The Taliban, which attacked the same hotel back in 2011, claimed responsibility for the raid.