Ensemble Montreal calls for motion to control firearms, ban private handgun possession

Ensemble Montreal, the official opposition,  is calling for a motion to effectively control firearms in Montreal. “With the approach of the anniversary of the [École Polytechnique massacre], we think that it is appropriate to open up once again the debate…

Montreal city councillor receives apology after being refused entry to police press conference

The vice-chair of Montreal’s public security commission says he received an apology from the city’s police chief after he was barred from a meeting earlier this week. Abdelhaq Sari was denied access to a press conference on Monday by police…

Luc Rabouin elected Plateau-Mont-Royal’s new mayor

Posted October 7, 2019 10:46 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Projet Montréal’s Luc Rabouin has been elected the new borough mayor of Plateau-Mont-Royal. Rabouin defeated Ensemble Montréal’s Jean-Pierre Szaraz and…

MUHC doctors’ call for mandatory helmet rule for Montreal cyclists met with mixed reaction

A call from doctors at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) to make helmets mandatory for all cyclists is being met with mixed reactions on Montreal streets. “I don’t like mandatory rules,” said cyclist Laurent Moons. “It should be up…

Montreal opposition concerned with metro air quality

The opposition is demanding the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) conduct routine air quality tests in its metro system. Ensemble Montréal councillors believe more should be done to protect the health of metro users. In 2018, 270 million fares…

Controversy over Montreal executive committee president’s speeding ticket continues

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante is standing by her right-hand man amid the controversy surrounding Benoit Dorais’ driving record. A report in the Journal de Montréal on Friday revealed that Dorais, Montreal’s executive committee president and Sud-Ouest borough mayor, had been…

Cathy Wong, 1st woman named Speaker of Montreal’s city council, will sit as independent

Cathy Wong, the first woman to be named Speaker of Montreal’s city council, announced Tuesday that she will sit as an independent councillor, effective immediately. READ MORE: ‘It’s time for us to move on’: Montreal to relax dress code for…