Guillaume Saint-Jean shows us what happened to the corner of Saint-Laurent and Sherbrooke between 1950 and today. The same pair of photos is on urbanphoto.net with different commentary.
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The metro car saga is the theme of the day. Even though the contract awarded yesterday is back to the initial 500 specified in 2008, more cars will be needed, and soon, costing further billions. Jean Charest says he’s happy.
Le Devoir notices that the Charest government’s deal is not great for business with Europe and asks if we really got the best deal. Andy Riga gets Richard Bergeron worrying that the story is not over and that lawsuits will delay the whole thing again – a concern somewhat supported by Fagstein’s timeline of the story.
The Gazette is concerned about what this long wavering about the contract says about Quebec generally, but also wants the whole process to go back to square one. (When was the last time any Gazette editorialist took public transit?) On the other hand, La Presse’s Alain Dubuc comes out in favour of supporting our own enterprises.
Derek Mahar is discussing. Toggle Comments
The Journal de Montréal lockout, which has dragged on for nearly two years, may become the subject of a parliamentary commission if the current negotiations fail. Will they ask Pierre-Karl whether the lockout was effectively a brute force layoff without the need for layoff packages and deals? I hope so.