Now the dam­age must be un­done

Montreal Gazette - - OPINION -

Mon­treal­ers did not like De­nis Coderre’s vi­sion of the city. That’s why he lost. Valérie Plante won be­cause she was the best al­ter­na­tive, though rel­a­tively un­known.

Now we should hope that Plante will lis­ten to Mon­treal’s com­mu­nity and en­vi­ron­men­tal groups and re­v­erse many of the de­ci­sions of the pre­vi­ous ad­min­is­tra­tion.

Lis­ten to Shaugh­nessy Vil­lage cry­ing for play­grounds, not high­rise con­dos; to Technoparc Oiseaux de­mand­ing an over­due en­vi­ron­men­tal as­sess­ment of wet­lands; and to Trains­parency/Trains­parence call­ing for ma­jor re­vi­sions to the elec­tric rail sys­tem plan, the REM.

Un­for­tu­nately, be­cause of Coderre’s bull­dozer tac­tics, a lot of dam­age has al­ready been done.

Nancy Robin­son, Mon­treal

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