#ICYMI: Another referendum, scam Santa parade, other news


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It’s Saturday and maybe you didn’t have any time from the weekend chores to catch up on the news.

PQ floats the idea of an independence referendum in a new policy paper

The Parti Québécois would have to win an election first. Read more here. 

Look at data on COVID-19 vaccines with caution, experts warn

Two manufacturers, Pfizer and Moderna, recently announced that their vaccines are 95 per cent effective. Read more here. 

Downtown merchants pin hopes on holiday shopping season to save year

Downtown Montreal merchants head into the holiday shopping season hoping that the next few weeks will help them salvage a brutal year. Read more here. 

Quebec is relaxing COVID rules for Christmas. What are other places doing?

Many governments are struggling with the holiday dilemma, and some are reaching different conclusions than ours. Read more here. 

Quebec reports 1,189 new COVID-19 cases, 32 more deaths