From the choice of stations to the timing of the free weekend project, the city’s plan doesn’t gel with its supposed goal of encouraging transit use.
“Charging people to take public transit during the era of the climate emergency is stupid, particularly given that we should be trying to incentivize people by whatever means necessary to stop driving their cars.”
“A Toronto university has demonstrated that it’s possible to shed unsavoury historical baggage by changing its name. I don’t normally recommend following Toronto’s example, but McGill would be wise to do the same.”
“Robert Silverman had two goals: to make cycling seem like a normal urban activity, and to encourage the city to develop infrastructure to support a growing number of people using cycling as their primary means of conveyance. Either of these tasks was an uphill battle. Doing both simultaneously was Silverman’s life work.”
“The presence of so many theatres along Ste-Catherine Street is the how and the why Montreal earned a reputation as a city of vibrant nightlife.”
“Building a tramway network in our city shouldn’t just be prioritized because of the climate catastrophe, but also because the pandemic has provided us with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
The 25 “minimaisons” offered by the comedian are now headed to Victoriaville and Drummondville instead.
“The city’s budget is providing what might be the least accountable and most trigger-happy police force in Canada with $45-million more in 2022.”
“We’re watching Stephen Bronfman plan a robbery, but because it’s the people’s money, no one in government really gives a shit.”
“We have foolishly relied on other levels of government to handle the climate change dossier, but cities are the root cause of the climate crisis, and so it’s up to cities to fix the problem.”