This week on Focus Montreal: March 5


MONTREAL — Focus Montreal introduces Montrealers to people who are shaping our community, bringing their stories into focus.It airs on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 7:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and at midnight.Take a look at who we’re meeting this week on Focus Montreal:

Cyber crime: ‘I keep it to myself’ campaign
On the black market, a stolen identity is now 10 times more lucrative than a credit card number.Three Quebec financial institutions have joined forces for the first time to tackle the problem.The Desjardins Group, the National Bank and the Laurentian Bank are working together to lead the “I Keep it to myself” campaign.The idea is to raise people’s awareness of how important it is to protect their online personal and banking information.Benoit Dupont, an expert in cyber crime dropped by Focus  Montreal to share his expertise and give viewers tips on how to avoid being a victim of online fraudsters.

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Energy East pipeline
The province of Quebec has gone on the offensive, going to court to get the company in charge of a major pipeline project to play by their rules and respect the province’s regulations.On Tuesday, the Quebec government said it plans to seek an injunction to ensure the Energy East pipeline project is subject to the province’s environmental regulations.The news had many viewers sounding off on Global Montreal’s Facebook page.TransCanada spokesperson Tim Duboyce joins Global’s Elysia Bryan-Baynes to talk about the project and discuss Quebec’s challenge of Energy East.

Artistri Sud
Artistri Sud is a Montreal-based non-profit organization which works to support women’s empowerment around the world.Launched in 2009, Artistri Sud helps equip women from Asia, Africa and Latin America to earn a living for themselves.These women are among the poorest in the world, and the income they create from their handicrafts or farming is essential to support their families.Artistri Sud’s founder, Jennifer Lonergan, who has a PhD in women’s history and is a buyer for fair trade and ethical retail markets in North America, sat down with Elysia Bryan-Baynes to talk about her vocation. 

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