Benoit Dorais apologizes for ‘reprehensible’ speeding ticket

Benoit Dorais, president of Montreal’s executive committee and Sud-Ouest borough mayor, has issued an apology after he was caught speeding this spring. The right-hand man of Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante addressed the issue on social media late Thursday, saying he…

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…

Montreal to keep close eye on borough mayor after probe into harrassment allegations

An investigation by the city’s comptroller into the working climate in the Montreal’s Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension borough has come to an end nearly a year after it began. The probe was launched last August amid allegations of harrassment levelled against borough mayor…

Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie to get new bike lanes, expanded cyclist network

Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie is in for an overhaul of its bike network as part of new measures announced by the City of Montreal and the borough on Thursday. The expansive plan includes adding 65 kilometres of additional bike lanes as well as…

Outremont plans to remove free street parking amid environmental push

Outremont Mayor Philipe Tomlinson wants to eliminate free parking along the tree-lined streets of his picturesque Montreal borough. The proposal, which was announced on Thursday, would allow residents to purchase annual parking permits or vignettes to park anywhere in the…

Montreal unveils details of sweeping bike path network

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante has unveiled her administration’s long-awaited plans for an extensive and ambitious bike path network spanning the city. The Réseau express vélo (REV), which will eventually include 184 kilometres of bike lanes, was a key election promise…

Luc Ferrandez’s resignation comes as part of growing environmental push

There is a political shakeup in the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough following Luc Ferrandez’s resignation as mayor. City Councillor Alex Norris will now act as interim borough mayor until a byelection is held next fall. In a lengthy Facebook post, Ferrandez said…

Plateau Mont-Royal borough mayor Luc Ferrandez quits political life

Outspoken Plateau Mont-Royal borough mayor Luc Ferrandez has quit political life. Ferrandez made the announcement on his Facebook page. He says he has realized that he can’t push his ecological agenda far enough. Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante is expected to…