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  • Cannabis, also known as marijuana, has been legal in Canada since 2018, but it is banned in public places.

  • What are the risks of a drinking water contamination or shortage in Montréal? What measures does the city take to inform and assist residents in the event of a disaster? Find out what you need to know.

  • The urban agglomeration of Montréal, in collaboration with its civil protection centre (Centre de sécurité civile), is closely monitoring the evolution of the COVID-19 situation, along with the regional public health department (Direction régionale de santé publique de Montréal).

  • What steps does Montréal take to protect the population during a heat wave? Who is most at risk? Find out how heat waves are managed in Montréal.