Here are the hot topics that marked the week.
A driver of an F-150 pickup truck intentionally hit several pedestrians on Monday afternoon while they were walking on the side of Route 132, in Amqui, in Bas-Saint-Laurent. Two men died and nine other people were injured, three of them seriously – including a baby.
An American drone fell in international waters on Tuesday after being hit, according to Washington, by a Russian fighter. Moscow admits the interception of the aircraft by its fighter jets, but denies any contact that would have led to the crash. The Pentagon released footage of the incident on Thursday.
The Supreme Court of Canada agrees to hear the request of a group of journalistic organizations, including La Presse, which wishes to be able to challenge the confidentiality orders issued in the case of the mysterious secret criminal trial held in Quebec recently.
The Deposit Guarantee Agency (FDIC), an offshoot of the US government, took control last Friday of Silicon Valley Bank, on the verge of implosion under the effect of massive withdrawals from its customers. For Mathieu Marchand, independent economist from Quebec, the events of the last few days demonstrate the dependence of the American economy on low interest rates.
Change at 98.5 FM: it is finally the columnist Patrick Lagacé who will replace in a year and a half the host Paul Arcand at the helm of his morning show, Since it is necessary to get up.
The delirious film by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert won the Oscar for best film of the year and earned Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Lee Curtis and Ke Huy Quan the recognition in the interpretation categories. Canadian Sarah Polley won the coveted Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay thanks to Women Talking and The Whale won Quebecer Adrien Morot the Oscar for Best Makeup.