Here is a picture of the Haiti-born Canadian Adonis Stevenson as he knocked out Dmitry Sukhotsky in fifth round on December 19, 2014.
He was defending his WBC light-heavyweight title in Quebec City
Adonis Stevenson has done it again; though some may say it was an easy win against the Russian, Dmitry Sukhotsky, who was smaller and obviously a lesser fighter than the polished Haitian-Canadian boxer. The televised fight ended with Stevenson ranking up a 25-1 record with 21 knockouts, as his opponent was taken out with a knockout within the fifth round. The win also means that Stevenson will keep his WBC light-heavyweight title, which he earned after taking down Chad Dawson in 2013.
The Bell Centre in Montreal housed the underwhelming matchup of Jean Pascal and Lucien Bute recently, in which the Haitian-born Pascal shored-up his victory with little resistance from Bute. Following his victory, Pascal is now the World Champion Heavyweight Adonis Stevenson's mandatory challenger. The two Haitians are at the top of their game currently and their matchup will drum up at least as much attention as did Pascal vs. Bute.
Frantz Benjamin has been named the first Haitian-American Montréal Municipal Council President.
Benjamin also serves on many other boards and committees including Culture, Heritage, and Sports Commission; Pointe de l'Île School Board Executive Committee; and as Intercultural Montréal Council President.
Benjamin was a loyal ally of ex-mayor Gérald Tremblay and quit the Union Montréal party when they brought corruption charges against Tremblay. When new mayor Coderre took office Benjamin joined Coderre's party.
Bourassa is a home of large Haitian population and various ethnic groups. Three high profile candidates are running for nomination in the forthcoming the Bourassa riding. Stéphane Moraille from NDP, George Laraque, NHL enforcer for the Green party and Emmanuel Dubourg, who is seeking selection for the Liberal party. Stéphane Moraille is an experienced lawyer specialized in arts and communication law and winner of many singing awards including a Juno for "Glee". NDP leader Tom Mulcair approved his support and said he was honored to have a candidate of her stature. The diverse Bourassa, the north end riding, is reined by Coderre for last 16 years.