Louise Harel and her platform
Louise Harel is doing voodoo math, promising a tax freeze in 2010 presumably as a lagniappe to voters if she’s elected, a promise that may be difficult to keep if her transformation of the city gets the go-ahead. Union Montreal’s critique is that she’s preoccupied with its administrative structure at the expense of everything else.
A few more platform points are listed here, including a vow to pursue Expo 2020, Benoit Labonté’s pet project, a potential waste of huge consultancy dollars if Vision gets voted in. Some of Harel’s other points about public transit are blatantly nicked from Projet Montreal ideas.
Also today, Linda Gyulai examines how taxes are spent to support municipal parties.