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In a surprise win, Valérie Plante is Montreal's new mayor. Her close attention to spending restraint seemed persuasive for many voters

  • December 1, 2017 December 1, 2017
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Montreal's rejuvenated economy is adding jobs on several fronts. But those who helped make it happen may not be re-elected

  • October 13, 2017 October 13, 2017
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Leadership by the Caisse is being credited with fast-tracking Montreal's long discussed regional mass transit system. The massive pension fund will own 51%

  • July 27, 2017 December 18, 2017
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Many city roads and bridges are crumbling. The rest are under construction. Coderre asserts things are improving, but not everyone agrees

  • November 25, 2016 November 25, 2016
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One can easily imagine mordecai Richler sitting on a bar stool, cigar in one hand and a glass of Scotch in the other, having a good laugh at Montreal’s politicians and bureaucrats, who so badly bungled a tribute to him. Or taking to his trusty Smith Corona manual typewriter and mercilessly skewering them with his […]

  • October 11, 2016 October 11, 2016
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It's been 40 years since Montreal's ambitious but troubled Olympic Games. This year, the city's "legacy" projects include tearing down an expressway and sprucing up the main commercial street

  • July 28, 2016 July 28, 2016
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Like many cities, Montreal struggles with limited taxation powers. The mayor wants to boost business by diversifying the tax base

  • April 21, 2016 April 21, 2016
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The shrinking availability of affordable rental housing is taking its toll on renters

  • October 8, 2015 October 8, 2015
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The province has a grand new plan to boost shipping and commerce on the St. Lawrence River. But many hurdles remain

  • July 26, 2015 July 26, 2015
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Montreal is known for its vibrant and unique quilt of small retail businesses. But the forces of development are threatening their future

  • April 23, 2015 April 23, 2015
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