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#ICYMI: Couillard sharpens attack, gift for Concordia, more news

Quebec Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard speaks to the Montreal Gazette editorial board on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. Dave Sidaway / Montreal Gazette

In Case You Missed It (#ICYMI) is a daily feature highlighting news in and around Montreal.

Philippe Couillard has sharpened his attack against his chief rival, suggesting Coalition Avenir Québec Leader François Legault’s views on immigration and integration of new arrivals are inhumane.

Speaking to the Montreal Gazette’s editorial board Monday, Couillard called on Quebecers to widely reject Legault’s proposal to subject new arrivals to language and values tests.

Read more here: Quebec election: Couillard attacks CAQ’s ‘horrible’ immigration policy

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After a highly successful career as an engineer and business leader in Canada, Gina Parvaneh Cody announced on Monday that she is giving a $15-million gift to her alma mater, Concordia University.

Cody was the first woman in Concordia’s history to earn a Ph.D in building engineering.

Read more here: Concordia’s first female building engineer gifts $15M to alma mater

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Montreal police have arrested an alleged pimp who has been sought since May 18.

David Maignan, 18, has been charged with several counts of procurement of a person under the age of 18, advertising sexual services and receiving a material benefit derived from sexual services.

Read more here: Suspected pimp David Maignan arrested after four-month manhunt

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A man who sent a series of emails that caused Concordia University to evacuate three of its buildings last year says he was desperate to avoid doing an exam when he carried out what he now concedes was a terrible idea.

Hisham Saadi, 49, appeared before Quebec Court Judge Mélanie Hebert at the Montreal courthouse as the sentencing stage of his case began on Monday.

Read more here: I was stressed over exams, says man who sent bomb threats to Concordia

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