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  Jackass Riots in Quebec
And, as the show tour moves on to Montreal for a weekend event at another bar, the licensing board wants police to be present.
Riot police were called to control a rowdy crowd that had watched a live performance of "Jackass," the U.S. king of self-mutilation and his touring sidekicks.
Montreal police are questioning whether publicity leading up to the event provoked the crowd.
www.fradical.com /Jackass_Riots_In_Quebec.htm   (588 words)

 Gavazzi - Atherton
As the government was afterwards attacked for delay in ordering an unavoidable and searching investigation into the perpetrators of the fatal disaster at Montreal the story may be told here rather than in the ecclesiastical history of the city.
The scene was one of frenzied riot, heightened by the screams of women.
On June 26th an investigation was held into the causes of the riot, but nothing was the outcome and there were no apprehensions, at which there was much disapproval, as it was thought the affair was being hushed up as a political move.
www2.marianopolis.edu /quebechistory/encyclopedia/Gavazzi-Atherton.htm   (729 words)

 Top Literature - Montreal Riots
It culminated in the destruction of the Parliament building on April 25th which until then was in Montreal.
Elgin's carriage was pelted with stones and rotten eggs, and by the evening a riot had developed which would last for two days and involve thousands of people.
By the time the rioting had ended, mobs had caused thousands of dollars in damage and razed the Montreal Parliament building.
encyclopedia.topliterature.com /?title=Montreal_Riots   (640 words)

 CAMERA: Bias on Montreal's Concordia University Campus
Montreal's Concordia University has grabbed headlines recently, first with campus riots by pro-Palestinian activists preventing former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from speaking and more recently with its student union's banning of the university's Hillel organization.
In response to the riots, Concordia Rector Frederick Lowy imposed a moratorium on public events related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which was lifted at the end of November.
Earlier, the University was forced to obtain a court injunction to prevent anti-Israel speakers Svend Robinson and Libby Davis from being brought to campus to speak.
www.camera.org /index.asp?x_context=22&x_article=381   (850 words)

 Montréal Riots
The Montréal Riots, the most spectacular moment of which was the burning of the Parliament building on 25 April 1849, occurred during a serious economic and political crisis in the Province of Canada.
The riots involved thousands of people, lasted 2 days and included attacks on the private property of several Reform leaders, including LaFontaine and HINCKS.
Less than a month after the riots, however, it was decided that the seat of government should no longer be Montréal, which was considered too susceptible to ethnic tensions.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0005407   (276 words)

 Montreal Riots!
Fans disgusted by the Habs' 8-2 crushing defeat against the Carolina Hurricanes at home on Monday night vented their frustrations on the streets of Montreal, causing destruction along Réné-Levesque Boulevard from Guy Street to University Avenue.
Among the heavily damaged establishments were the Mövenpick at Place Ville-Marie, the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, and Sherlock's, all close to the endpoint of the rioting.
We may have had worse rioting and ces hoo-oligans could have made it to Rue St-Catherine and damaged all them strip clubs."
www.mathnews.uwaterloo.ca /Issues/mn8901/montrealriot.php   (116 words)

 Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
William eventually concentrated mainly on running affairs in Montreal; John was responsible for obtaining supplies of wheat and for expanding the company in Ontario; Alexander kept for himself the management of financial matters.
According to his son-in-law John Alexander Gemmill, who wrote The Ogilvies of Montreal, he commanded one of the regiments called out on 24 Feb. 1860 to quell the riot that broke out on the second day of the mayoralty election, in which Benjamin Holmes* was running against Charles-Séraphin Rodier*.
He was also active in philanthropic organizations such as the Montreal Workingmen’s Mutual Benefit and Widows and Orphans Provident Society, of which he was a director, and for more than 20 years he served as a director of the Mount Royal Cemetery Company on behalf of the Presbyterian Church.
www.biographi.ca /EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=41093   (1654 words)

 Riot at Concordia
On September 9, 2002, violent pro-Palestinian protesters at Montreal's Concordia University stormed a university building and forced the cancellation of a speech by former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The majority of those present at the Sept. 11 CSU meeting were actual participants in the recent riot, and one member of the CSU Executive was among those arrested.
Riot cops appeared, dozens of them, and went to the gate as I and a few others were herded into the building.
www.aish.com /jewishissues/jewishsociety/Riot_at_Concordia.asp   (2051 words)

 Civilization.ca - Scholars - The Montreal and Verdun Zoot-Suit disturbances of June 1944
In late May and early June 1944 the Montreal area was rocked by a series of large-scale brawls pitting servicemen, especially sailors, against civilians, many of them "zoot-suit"-wearing youths.
The official report of the naval inquiry into the "zoot-suit" riots is of particular interest and can be interpreted as an attempt by Montreal-based naval authorities to avoid responsibility for the disturbances.
Minor clashes in Montreal between Canadian military personnel and zoot-suiters were reported as early as the fall of 1943 with intermittent incidents occurring throughout the winter of 1944.
www.civilization.ca /academ/articles/durf1_1e.html   (1960 words)

 Montreal Mirror : The Front Page : Journalism
In July, as the G8 met in Scotland, the Live 8 concerts tried to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and poverty in Africa, only to be overshadowed by four suicide bomb attacks against London’s public transportation network, and the FINA aquatic championships opened in Montreal.
In August, Israel began its settler withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, and Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast.
In October, Hurricane Wilma pounded the Yucatan, riots rocked the suburbs of Paris and an earthquake devastated Kashmir.
www.montrealmirror.com /2006/090706/news2.html   (707 words)

 The Lie of Maria Monk Lives On
Maria Monk was the 19th century woman who claimed to be a nun that finally escaped after years of torture and sexual degradation at a convent in Canada.
Her book describing her horrendous tale, commonly referred to as The Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk, took America by storm in an era when Nativist anti-Catholicism was about to explode in riots and the growth of the Know-Nothing anti-Catholic political party.
Two Protestant clergymen traveled to Montreal and reported that the Hotel Dieu was nothing like the physical description given in Maria's book.
www.catholicleague.org /research/mariamonk.htm   (1469 words)

 Sarah Efron - Journalist
This riot has the distinction of being inspired by both racism and sport.
Labour unrest in the heart of the continent led to one of the seminal moments in Canadian riot history.
Tyler of Vancouver was on acid during this riot.
www.sarahefron.com /stories/Riot.shtml   (1372 words)

Plus they'll get fair warning that Montreal crosswalks are strictly decorative: expecting traffic to halt when one steps out onto the yellow stripes is a sure way to fit in a tour of backlogged hospital emergency rooms.
Vice started out as an independent rag in Montreal launched by McGill grad Suroosh Alvi in 1994 and has gone on to become one of the most popular youth culture magazines around the world (it is now published out of Brooklyn).
From their work in Montreal and London to Budapest and Toronto, Pound captures the spirit of the firm (often lacing the story with his well-known dry wit) of which he has been a part for 30 years.
www.mcgill.ca /news/2003/spring/reviews   (1545 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Business -- Ministers talk trade, protesters smash shops during WTO meeting in ...
MONTREAL – Trade ministers from 25 countries – ignoring outbursts of street riots by protesters – worked to find compromises Monday to disputes over agricultural trade, investment and drug prices for the world's poor.
The ministers were in Montreal at the invitation of Canadian Trade Minister Pierre Pettigrew to try to find solutions to problems negotiators and diplomats have so far failed to resolve at the Geneva-based World Trade Organization.
Uruguayan WTO Ambassador Carlos Perez del Castillo, who chairs the body's General Council, said Montreal would be a chance for countries to start softening their positions.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/business/20030728-1453-canada-wto.html   (591 words)

 Maurice "The Rocket" Richard: Superb Canadien Hockey Player
Montreal's drawing power in Boston was matched in all of that era's NHL cities; the team consistently filled arenas to overflowing (a record yet unmatched).
The Canadiens's management deemed Richard priceless (all quotes are from the "Richard Riot"): "Canadiens were once offered $135,000 for him, the highest value ever placed on a hockey player.
The March 17, 1955, Forum Riot was caused by a penalty infraction which emphasized how much opposing players feared and respected Richard's superb talent: At the Boston Garden on March 13, the Bruins leading 4 to 2, with six minutes left in the game, received a penalty.
www.danielnpaul.com /Col/1998/MauriceRocketRichard.html   (818 words)

 Sources of Montreal-W
With only 1765 soldiers remaining in Montreal, the colonial force was overcome by the British.
May 8 - Members of the Presbyterian congregation of Montreal gather to elect a committee to discuss the building of the first Presbyterian church in Canada, later, to be known as the St.
Montreal merchants represent their grievances under the new tax law.
www.rootsweb.com /~qcmtl-w/timeline.htm   (3870 words)

 Lachine Riots
He knew that if war broke out, Montreal was likely to be an early American objective.
The Americans would attack Montreal in an attempt to cut the St. Lawrence River lifeline between Quebec City and the rest of Canada.
If Montreal fell, Upper Canada would be swallowed up by the United States.
www.mywarof1812.com /battles/120704.htm   (377 words)

 ESPN.com - ENDOFCENTURY - ESPN.com's 10 infamous moments
Except the promotion turned into a riot, as fans began burning and flinging their records.
Montreal Canadiens star Maurice "Rocket" Richard was suspended for the final three games of the season and playoffs after attacking Boston's Hal Laycoe with his stick and scuffling with linesman Cliff Thompson.
When NHL president Clarence Campbell showed up in Montreal for the Canadiens' game against Detroit for first place on March 17, he was pelted with debris and a teargas bomb was launched onto the ice when a fan attacked Campbell.
espn.go.com /endofcentury/s/other/infamous.html   (1009 words)

 Euro riots
"Riots are an expression of dissatisfaction with the existing form of government."
They settled in Montreal, Canada in 1790.Their original family name was "Rinfret dit Malouin" (Rinfret of St. Malo).
I was born a French-Canadian in Montreal, Canada.
www.parida.com /riotsa.htm   (1002 words)

 CNN.com - Concert-goers riot after show canceled - Oct. 15, 2003
Angry fans smash windows and set vehicles on fire after a rock concert is canceled in Montreal.
Dozens of punk rock concert-goers rioted, smashing windows, overturning cars and setting them on fire after organizers canceled the show.
Montreal police said the violence started shortly after 8 p.m.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/americas/10/15/concert.riot.ap/index.html   (234 words)

 CTV :: Montreal :: About CFCF :: Host Bios
In 1968 he was hired at CFMB radio in Montreal, then moved to CJAD in 1972, and to CFCF radio in 1974.
Other highlights include covering the riots in Quebec City during the 2001 Summit of the Americas and being a political reporter on the Charest Liberal campaign bus during Quebec's April 2003 provincial election.
In 1969, Herb was hired by now-defunct Montreal radio station CFOX as a newscaster and reporter covering such major events as police and firefighter strikes, the 1970 provincial election (where he rode the campaign bus with Parti Quebecois leader Rene Levesque), and the FLQ crisis.
montreal.ctv.ca /cfcf/about/hostbios   (1404 words)

 Rebellion Losses Bill
Despite his misgivings, Elgin understood the meaning of local responsibility and signed the bill into law 25 April 1849.
He was attacked by an English-speaking mob in Montréal and the Parliament buildings were burned (see MONTRÉAL RIOTS).
The Montréal merchants, feeling the effects of an economic depression, advocated ANNEXATION to the US.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0006707   (227 words)

 EXN.ca | Humanity
To North Americans, the intensity of violence shown by European soccer fans is shocking, even compared to the 1993 and 1994 riots started by Montreal and Vancouver hockey fans after the Stanley Cup finals.
"Soccer riots are never spontaneous," says University of Toronto psychology professor John Bassili, because of the "self-selection" of violence-prone spectators.
While soccer riots often start with tiny sparks, the flames of violence are fanned by alcohol, paranoia and a crowd phenomenon called "contagion."
exn.ca /Stories/1998/06/16/55.asp   (968 words)

 AFRO-Americ@: Jackie Robinson: Vive Le Montreal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Laws forbidding integrated sporting events in Indiana, rumors of race riots, verbal and physical threats, temporarily benched Robinson and silenced his bat.
For Jackie and his wife Rachel, Montreal was a pleasant experience and radically contrasted the racist hostility they experienced in the U.S. The intensity of the scrutiny was not as severe for Jackie and his family and Montreal was a welcomed retreat.
Canada remains the "promised land," the "north star" that served as a beacon for the fugitive slaves hoping for freedom.
www.afro.com /history/Robinson/montreal.html   (263 words)

 Youths Make Spirited Case at Climate Meeting - New York Times
MONTREAL, Dec. 8 - On Wednesday night, as negotiations over the future of two international agreements on global warming ground on, it was time for a break.
At a "bed in" in front of the main escalator bank at the climate talks in Montreal, young people sang "we all live in a carbon-intensive world" and "all we are saying is give youth a chance."
On Thursday, the major action of the day was a "bed-in" on the sprawling polished floor outside the main meeting rooms.
carroll.org.uk /mirror/cop-youth-nytimes-article.html   (959 words)

 history - Miyamoto Foods - Montreal
Dentaro Miyamoto landed in Vancouver from Wakayama prefecture, Japan in 1907, and was shocked to experience the race riots of Chinatown and Japantown when angry mobs of white men attacked and smashed store windows.
The family was then moved to Slocan, an internment centre for approximately 5,000 people, where Dentaro received $10 per month for the daily servicing of the community bath.
Because the Security Commission which supervised the removal was urging young adults to move to Eastern Canada, their son Tosh moved to Montreal and found employment; in May 1945 Dentaro and Yone joined him.
www.sushilinks.com /miyamoto/history.html   (663 words)

 St. Louis Blues Online | Columnists
Bob Gainey played 16 seasons in Montreal and although his name did not appear in the game summary on a regular basis, there is no doubt the Canadiens would not have had the success they had with him not in the line-up.
Dionne was a late bloomer in junior hockey and was drafted by Montreal.
He was the beat writer covering the Montreal Canadiens in 1985-86 and 1986-87 for The Canadian Press and then became the NHL writer for the wire service until 1996.
www.stlouisblues.com /columnists/aa_050221.html   (4547 words)

 Anvil Press Catalogue - Non-Fiction
"Reading the Riot Act" is a phrase that has entered the popular lexicon, meaning the action taken by authority figures when they perceive that their "charges" are getting out of hand.
Supposedly, the mere mention of the Riot Act is enough to bring hardened miscreants bent on destruction to their collective senses.
Every city has its distinct history of rioting-the Rocket Richard riots in Montreal, the Christie Pits riot in Toronto, the Winnipeg and Regina riots, even the Shakespeare riots in New York where rival factions rioted over which actor was the better interpreter of Shakespeare's work.
www.anvilpress.com /catalog/nonfict   (1109 words)

Saul suggested that Canada's push for a United Nations-brokered solution to the Iraq crisis and its decision not to join the U.S. and Britain in battle reflect a mindset ultimately rooted in the state's rejection of violent reprisals during the Montreal riots of 1849.
In one display case at the Rideau Hall exhibit are two chunks of macadamized pavement ripped from a Montreal street and hurled through the windows of Lord Elgin's carriage.
The governor general apparently kept the objects as a memento of the chaos he withstood in April 1849.
www.misterdann.com /canartrestraint.htm   (1039 words)

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