Montreal mayor Applebaum resigns after corruption accusations

Michael Applebaum was charged with fraud, collusion, breach of trust and corruption. Photo: AP

The mayor of Montreal resigned on Tuesday following his arrest on corruption charges, vowing to clear his name and insisting he was innocent of wrongdoing.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

‘Canadian Psycho’ collapses at pre-trial hearing

A courtroom sketch of Luka Rocco Magnotta at a hearing last week. Photo: AFP

A Canadian former porn actor accused of murdering and dismembering a Chinese man collapsed in court on Tuesday while evidence was presented against him, witnesses and his lawyer said.

Luka Rocco Magnotta, 30, asked for a break in the preliminary hearing, during in which a judge must decide if there is enough evidence for a trial, then stood up and collapsed on the courtroom floor.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

‘Canadian Psycho’ in court for pre-trial hearing

A courtroom sketch of Luka Rocco Magnotta, facing first-degree murder and other charges. Photo: AP

The most high-profile Canadian criminal case in years lands in a Montreal court on Monday as a former porn actor appears to face charges of slaying and dismembering a Chinese student.

Luka Rocco Magnotta, 30, made worldwide headlines last year after allegedly filming himself murdering his victim and performing lewd acts with the body before posting the footage online.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Software engineer in Beijing dreams of new life in Montreal, Canada

Software engineer in Beijing dreams of new life in Montreal, Canada

Living in a standalone house, jogging in the morning, going to work in his own car, weekends camping, travelling around North America during holidays - that's how Alden Pang imagines life in Montreal.

14 Feb 2013 - 9:05am

Violence erupts in Montreal as mafia boss Vito Rizzuto returns

Nicolo Rizzuto, the father of Vito Rizzuto, was shot dead in 2010 during Vito's incarceration. Photo: AP

The killings of two close associates of a jailed mobster 11 weeks apart confirmed Montreal's fears that the return of a reputed mafia don has unleashed an underworld power struggle and settling of scores.

27 Jan 2013 - 7:13am

Montreal mayor Gerald Tremblay resigns amid graft allegations

Montreal mayor Gerald Tremblay has resigned after witnesses linked him to illegal party financing skimmed from city construction contracts as part of an alleged mafia scheme.

Tremblay, 70, has led Canada's second-largest city since 2001 and would not have faced re-election until the end of his latest mandate in 2013.

7 Nov 2012 - 4:10am

notes from the dorm

7am: Dressed, packed and somewhat awake. There are very few reasons why I would willingly wake up this early on my vacation. I jump into the car and give my mum a reassuring look, don't worry I'll be safe. Like any parent she fears the worst for Reading Week -the ultimate vacation for university students all across Canada.

8 Mar 2011 - 12:00am


Whether French-speaking Montreal owes its fondness for eye candy to its European ancestry or not, those who like their home to look good will find a great deal to interest them among the Canadian city's cobbled streets.

6 Jun 2010 - 12:00am


Today: French Chamber of Commerce seminar: 'Mergers and acquisitions - Innovation and political control'. China Club.

Tomorrow: Canadian Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'A new framework for Montreal-Hong Kong economic collaboration'. Island Shangri-La.

Canadian Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Accountable social media via social CRM'. Kinwick Centre, Central.

10 May 2010 - 12:00am

Entree: Montreal


5198 Hutchison, Montreal


26 Sep 2007 - 12:00am


1 Underground City

5 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Welcome to the white side

WHEN YOU SEE hundreds of ghostly looking souls dressed in white heading through Central on Monday, you may be forgiven for thinking Halloween has come early. But there's nothing spooky about Hong Kong's first White Ball, one of the more ambitious and anticipated nights to hit the city's club scene in many a moon.

6 Oct 2005 - 12:00am


Cheaper education costs than in the US and close links with Hong Kong make the country a favourite choice for many

McGill University (21)

Location Montreal, Quebec

Areas of excellence Science, medicine, engineering

2 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Hardship crew give charm cold shoulder

Melbourne and Vancouver are the world's best cities to live in. So says a new Economist Intelligence Unit survey and I know the editors there made a deliberate choice of ending that sentence with a preposition as the change from 'best cities in the world to live' came along with the headline when I copied it into my word processor.

5 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

48 Hours in Montreal

Why go now? Winter is dead and the wake will last all summer with world-class festivals (jazz, theatre, comedy, film, dragon boats, beer), a Grand Prix and enormous amounts of sun block-slathered flesh.

Beam down. There are no direct flights to Montreal from the SAR. Air Canada has daily afternoon flights to Toronto with connections to Montreal.

13 Jun 2000 - 12:00am