More from Quel Avenir on the city structure
François Cardinal restates his point from yesterday that the CAQ promise to cut down the number of elected representatives in Montreal will not magically fix everything wrong with the city. He goes on to illustrate why uniform governance for every borough is not a panacea either.
(CAQ’s also thinking along the same lines about school boards – get rid of most of them, centralize the rest and call them “service centres” or some such. I have no strong opinions on this, not having children, but a little warning light goes off when any party pushes hard on slicing away aspects of democratic involvement while hard-selling the bargain you get by centralizing all the decision-making in a few hands.)