Homeless Deterrent Spikes Removed. Montreal Mayor Acts Fast. Potholes Next?!?

Montreal’s Mayor Denis Coderre , with whom I continue to be impressed, showed once again yesterday that he is a man of the people. When it was brought to his attention that “anti-homeless” devices had been installed outside some stores on one of the city’s main shopping streets he was irate, and ordered their immediateContinue reading “Homeless Deterrent Spikes Removed. Montreal Mayor Acts Fast. Potholes Next?!?”

Montreal’s Mayor Coderre Suggests Extending Bar Hours

In the short time since his election as Mayor of Montreal,  Denis Coderre appears to be a bit of a throw back to mayors of the past. And as far as I’m concerned that’s not a bad thing. A couple of days ago Coderre floated the idea, as politicians are wont to do, that MontrealContinue reading “Montreal’s Mayor Coderre Suggests Extending Bar Hours”

Montreal elects new mayor; is corruption-free municipal politics possible?

Montreal, and many other cities in Quebec, welcomes a new mayor this morning. Yesterday’s election followed months and years of corruption at City Halls around the province that is now being laid bare through a huge commission delving into the problem. I just wonder if it isn’t the nature of municipal politics to be corrupt.Continue reading “Montreal elects new mayor; is corruption-free municipal politics possible?”