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It’s question time today about road usage around town
Are Montreal drivers prepared to live with with toll roads again? The last tolls in Quebec were collected on the Champlain Bridge in 1990. Folks elsewhere in North America seem to cope.
Is there any way for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians to coexist in safety? The magic eight ball says “Reply Hazy”.
There could be thousands more trucks using part of Notre-Dame East during morning rush hour as the operator of one of the big east-end terminals cuts its hours and squeezes all its traffic into that part of the day.
Seems to be big news today that Louise Harel has mustered a few supporters on the anglo side, and there’s a website with some stock smiley nonwhite faces up top. The Gazette notes that Harel was late for the press conference launch.
Later note: Fagstein finds the happy smiling ethnics of Harel’s support website on a UK-based stock photo service.
Union Montreal is fielding the first municipal candidate in a wheelchair, a woman running in Lachine.
And Richard Bergeron’s numbers are looking better and better as the campaign continues and more people turn to a viable third option given that the two big parties are boring and have failed even to produce their campaign platforms.
Does anyone even remember how the aging Jean Drapeau was suddenly shoved out of power by a landslide for Jean Doré, or how Doré was equally suddenly deserted as Montrealers rushed to vote for Pierre Bourque? Voters here can do that kind of thing, abruptly, in municipal elections. It happens.
Never mind that neither Doré nor Bourque turned out to be great mayors – in retrospect their tenures look pretty mediocre. The point is that people suddenly said “To hell with it!” and voted differently. All at once.