As fatal shootings climb, Legault says 'I don't recognize Montreal'

Rattled by another spate of deadly violence in Montreal, including a 16-year-old shot to death outside his school, Quebec politicians are asking the federal government to increase penalties for gun crime.

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delaotian
delaotian
181 · 9 days ago · Reddit

Moi, non plus je ne reconnais pas la Montreal de Legault où le loyer commence à 500$, 600$.

pattyG80
pattyG80
115 · 9 days ago · Reddit

Legault couldn't find Montreal on a map. Montreal doesn't vote for him so he does nothing for the city.

mtlh8s
mtlh8s
98 · 9 days ago · Reddit

Of course he doesn’t recognise Montreal. We didn’t vote for him ha!

udegeUpoCD
udegeUpoCD
55 · 9 days ago · Reddit

Based on the data here https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/​t1/​tbl1/​en/​tv.action?pid=3510007101&pickMembers%5B0%5D=2.1&cubeTimeFrame.startYear=2000&cubeTimeFrame.endYear=2020&referencePeriods=20000101%2C20200101 I don’t see any red flags at least until 2020 and I doubt anything will be significantly different in 2021.

Based on the data from the SPVM reports available here: https://spvm.qc.ca/​fr/​Pages/​decouvrir-le-spvm/​lorganisation/​Rapports-annuels

The number of yearly homicides since 2000 is as follows: (excludes parts of the metro that SPVM doesn’t operate in as the figures from statcan show figures for Montreal CMA)

2000: 49

2001: 66

2002: 47

2003: 42

2004: 41

2005: 35

2006: 43

2007: 42

2008: 29

2009: 31

2010: 37

2011: 35

2012: 35

2013: 28

2014: 28

2015: 29

2016: 23

2017: 24

2018: 32

2019: 25

2020: 25

Basically in line with the downtrend in the Montreal metro area and pretty much against the idea that homicides have gotten worse. When journalists take a quote from a politician, they should cross check it against what the data says (and yes we can debate whether that data is comprehensive or not) and give a full picture to the readers on the topic.

I checked all the reports in that page and the only one that reports the number of homicides involving a firearm is the one from 2020. I am not sure where the person quoted in the article saying firearm related homicides doubled since 2013 got that number from.

I suspect they were referring to the gun related homicide numbers in all of Canada that seem to have jumped from 134 in 2013 to 277 in 2020 based on data available here https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/​t1/​tbl1/​en/​tv.action?pid=3510006901&cubeTimeFrame.startYear=2013&cubeTimeFrame.endYear=2020&referencePeriods=20130101%2C20200101

smolldude
smolldude
21 · 9 days ago · Reddit

legault so in touch with the population of quebec, no loner recognize the biggest city in the province. gg

Lorfhoose
Lorfhoose
21 · 8 days ago · Reddit

Va t'en sur ton 3e lien, lego! J'ai TELLEMENT hate de ne pas voter pour toi. Also CTV needs to learn that the fact that a politician said something is not ALWAYS news. I won't click the link to drive their metrics, but if this isn't rageclick reporting, I'm not sure what is. Do the story on the shooting, but not the "Montreal is now a cesspool" hot take that some washed-up old papa who hasn't been to a "less affluent" burrough in 20 years decided to say in public for his voteurs de bainlieu.

IamTheOne2000
IamTheOne2000
13 · 9 days ago · Reddit

Wasn’t he born and raised in Sainte Anne de Bellevue?

Maybe he should focus on that town’s municipal politics for a change, we can always use a new mayor

burz
burz
10 · 8 days ago · Reddit

Ok faque si je résume l'opinion de plusieurs...

Legault c'est un cryptofaciste qui dit ça uniquement pour diviser les montréalais du reste du Québec et par un raccourci douteux, les anglophones et les francophones.

Z'êtes débiles - Coderre a construit toute sa campagne sur la peur des gangs de rue et est indéniablement plus populaire chez les anglophones. Succès souvenir:

« Nous pouvons avoir un agenda préventif, mais nous devons avoir une forte présence policière en même temps. Je pense aux papas et aux mamans qui ont peur parce qu’ils ne veulent pas laisser leurs enfants aller au parc », a lancé M. Coderre, chef D’Ensemble Montréal, plaidant pour une forte lutte contre le crime.

Dwayne Albert
Dwayne Albert
5 · 9 days ago · Twitter

Well let’s see. Montreal used to be a well respected international city till the French politics destroyed it….

applepiebae
applepiebae
5 · 8 days ago · Reddit

C'est du dogwhistle. "On ne reconnaît plus à Montréal", c'est juste assez vague pour faire des clins d'oeil aux boomers xénophobes de banlieue tout en ne l'étant pas trop comme ça il ne peut pas se faire ramasser.

C'est notre républicain populiste québécois light.