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In case you missed it, here's what happened in Montreal on July 2

A look at the day’s events in and around Montreal:

Carey Price strikes it rich, but can Habs cash in with Cup?

The Canadiens announced Carey Price has received an eight-year contract extension worth $84 million. The deal, which begins with the 2018-19 season, makes Price the highest-paid goaltender in NHL history.

“I’m ecstatic,” the laid-back Price said from his off-season home in Kelowna. “This gives me an opportunity to finish my career in Montreal.”

Price was in a position to become an unrestricted free agent next July and general manager Marc Bergevin said signing the goaltender to an extension was a priority.

A vigil is held on Sunday, July 2, by the apartment building where Pierre Coriolan was shot dead in a police intervention on June 27.

Black Lives Matter holds vigil for Pierre Coriolan, who was killed by police

A group of Black Lives Matter protesters took over a stage at the Montreal International Jazz Festival on Sunday afternoon, chanting “Jazz is Black.”

Earlier, they held a vigil in protest against the shooting of Pierre Coriolan, a black man killed in his apartment Tuesday night in Montreal’s Gay Village.

Neighbours say Coriolan was distressed and could be heard screaming from his apartment. He was facing eviction on July 1.

A handful of commuter trains with the Réseau de transport métropolitain have been cancelled for Monday to Wednesday, July 3-5, because of operational issues.

Shortage of train conductors forces cancellation of commuter trains July 3-5

Montreal ommuter train departures from Monday to Wednesday have been cancelled because of issues related to the recent takeover of operations by Bombardier Transportation.

Caroline Julie Fortin, spokesperson for the Réseau de transport métropolitain — the successor to the Agence métropolitaine de transport — explained the cancellations are because of the recent takeover of operations by Bombardier, which went into effect Saturday. The commuter train lines used to be managed by Canadian National and Canadian Pacific.

As a result, there is a temporary shortage of train conductors — due in part to vacations — which forced them to cancel the trains. Service is expected to return to normal by Thursday.

According to data from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, 270,000 tenants are facing essential housing needs in Quebec.

Housing rights group says crisis in Quebec remains a problem

The Front d’action populaire en réaménagement urbain (FRAPRU) used moving season that culminated on Saturday to reiterate their demands for social housing. 

They say housing the crisis has not abated as salaries aren’t increasing at the same rate as rent prices. 

According to data from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, 270,000 tenants are facing essential housing needs in the province. Not including the homeless or those who spend the majority of their income on rent, its estimated 81,000 Quebeckers lack the funds to move and feed themselves. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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