In case you missed it, here's what happened in Montreal on July 31

In case you missed it, here's what happened in Montreal on July 31
In case you missed it, here's what happened in Montreal on July 31

Lucas Di Grassi of Brazil, with ABT Schaeffler, is hoisted by his team after winning the driver's title at the Montreal Formula ePrix electric car race Sunday, July 30, 2017. Ryan Remiorz / THE CANADIAN PRESS

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

Fundraising execs at MUHC earn biggest salaries of Montreal hospitals

The MUHC chairman attributes past budget shortfalls to budget cuts that did not take into account the challenges of “implementing a new clinical plan and executing the most complex hospital move in Canadian history.” Allen McInnis / Montreal GAZETTE

The fundraising executives of the foundations of the McGill University Health Centre are the highest-paid of Montreal’s hospitals, with one high-ranking administrator earning an annual salary of at least $350,000, federal tax records reveal.

At the same time, most of the MUHC’s foundations have received below-average grades for donor accountability by Charity Intelligence Canada, a watchdog group that monitors the country’s largest philanthropic organizations.

 Jack Todd honours Markov’s departure from the Habs with a feature story toast 

Montreal Canadiens defenceman Andrei Markov listens to questions from a Montreal Gazette reporter on July 9, 2015. Dario Ayala / Montreal Gazette

As Markov is set to leave the Habs, Jack Todd traces the defenceman’s career in honour of the formidable player who has won the hearts of many Canadiens fans. 

“Mission accomplished,” says Mayor Denis Coderre, looking back on the controversial Formula E weekend

Lucas Di Grassi of Brazil, with ABT Schaeffler, is hoisted by his team after winning the driver’s title at the Montreal Formula ePrix electric car race Sunday, July 30, 2017. Ryan Remiorz / THE CANADIAN PRESS

“I really do believe that Formula E is something big,” said Coderre, listing car manufacturers who have signed on to develop their own electric vehicles for future races. “Something is happening in the race car industry.”

Click here to find out more about the overall expenses, attendance and Formula E Holdings CEO Alejandro Agag’s review of the Montreal ePrix 2017 events. 

A Quebec candidate said the NDP leadership race is ‘extremely tight’NDP leadership candidate Guy Caron speaks during a leadership debate in Montreal, Sunday, March 26, 2017.

NDP leadership candidate Guy Caron speaks during a leadership debate in Montreal on March 26, 2017. Graham Hughes / THE CANADIAN PRESS

NDP leadership candidate Guy Caron thinks the race to head the party is “extremely tight,” to the point where no more than 10 or 15 percentage points separate first and last place in the contest. 

Columnist Celine Cooper discussed a shift in tourist traffic in Mile End

Fresh bagels are removed from the oven at the St-Viateur bagel shop on May 21, 2017 in Montreal.  Paul Chiasson / THE CANADIAN PRESS

While tourists are nothing new to Mile End, Cooper has noticed the sheer number of organized tour groups circulating through the neighbourhood on any given day has grown. “Funny things happen when a neighbourhood grappling with gentrification is transformed into a tourist attraction,” Cooper writes.  

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