There is so much construction going on around Montreal that traffic cones have become almost a cliché. But for some, the problems go beyond detours and delays. Many businesses find themselves in the middle of construction zones, sometimes for years. In some cases, long-standing stores have been forced to shut their doors. Montreal is now offering to compensate those affected by construction. We ask if it's enough, or is it too little, too late?
Guest(s) : Mike Parente, Executive Director at SDC Plaza St-Hubert Robert Frank, Journalist Simon Gaudreault, Canadian Federation of Independent Business
CityLife examines issues that affect all anglo Montrealers in an engaging and accessible way. Host Richard Dagenais and his team delve into politics, public transit, roadwork, the environment, the economy, immigration, social issues, culture and much more. Each CityLife show zeroes in on a particular subject or issue unfolding in Montréal, often with original approaches and creative coverage of local stories you may not find anywhere else.
Richard Dagenais was born, raised, educated and, continues to be employed, in Montréal. Twice nominated for ACTRA National Radio Awards, he works in Montréal television and radio as a host, anchor, reporter and writer. He is a singer, songwriter, and musician who has performed the anthems for the Expos and Alouettes. He's married with one son and two nutty dogs. He enjoys sports but hates going to the gym; he goes, but he hates it! He's got a blog and he tweets, too!