Montreal election: Projet Montréal a true party of the people

Are you in favour of Montreal’s ban on pitbull-type dogs?

How do you feel about the taxpayers’ money spent on Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations? Lighting up the Jacques Cartier Bridge? Granite stumps on Mount Royal? The Formula E car race in the streets of downtown?

How about Mayor Denis Coderre taking a jackhammer to Canada Post property — and not facing criminal charges afterward?

Or calling the opening of illegal Cannabis Culture shops in Montreal in December a pointless stunt and justifying police raids and arrests of 10 of the chain’s employees, including its owner and Canada’s biggest pot activist, Marc Emery.

How about the dumping of hundreds of thousands of gallons of untreated sewage into the St-Lawrence River, which drew international condemnation?

If you’re OK with the antics of Denis Coderre and you live in Montreal, and you can accept more of the same along with his trademark arrogance, then you’ll probably be voting for him and his party on Sunday.

If I were able to vote in the Montreal election — I live in the Laurentians — I would NOT be voting for Denis Coderre and his party.

I’d be voting for Projet Montréal, with Valérie Plante at the helm for mayor and such councillors as Sue Montgomery and Alex Norris, the latter being two former journalists I worked with and whom I know have the greater good at heart.

Indeed, Projet Montréal seems to me to be the true party of the people — and I wish they were running in my town.

— Jillian

Photo: Valérie Plante, Projet Montréal leader and mayoral candidate. (Photo: Wikipedia)


4 thoughts on “Montreal election: Projet Montréal a true party of the people

  1. All of the celebrations and formula E i’m not against in principle. But Coderre is incompetent.
    The ban on pitbull-type dogs is utter nonsense, but that’s also on the city councillors as it’s a legislation.

    My biggest issue with his is his arrogance and he should have been charged for destroying Canada Post property, and it’s none of his business, not his jurisdiction.

    I find Coderre spends too much time promoting himself and the city instead of being a mayor and doing the best possible job of running it.


    1. Yup. And I fear he will be even more arrogant and incompetent in his second term, whereas Ms. Plante and company will be far more humble and accessible to the people. They’ll listen.


  2. I only have followed this Mayor’s race on CBC radio webcasts, but I haven’t heard comparisons being drawn between Projet Montreal, and the old Montreal Citizen’s Movement Party of Jean Dore’s days. Maybe it’s been mentioned with other news sources?

    It seems very much like history repeating itself in Montreal, albeit with characters who seem like lesser copies of those from the past, (Plante and Corderre pale in comparison to Dore and Drapeau.)


  3. Hey, The Gazette daily e-mail this morning, (Monday,) is the same as yesterday’s. Where’s the election results and coverage of the historic victory??

    I hold on to things like that, for keepsakes. I hope they are going to send a correction version later today!


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