Now the damage must be undone
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