There was a lot of controversy about closing the Camillien-Houde Parkway across the mountain over the Summer. More than the issue itself, many complained they hadn't been consulted. And that's not the only time the City has been targeted for making decisions without considering the views of Montrealers. It's a strange problem since the City has an office set up to consult people on important issues. We ask experts and regular Montrealers if the City should be doing more to consult the people.
Guest(s) : Dominique Ollivier, President, l'Office de Consultation Publique de Montréal Toula Drimonis, Political Columnist Aaron Derfel, Former Montreal City Hall Reporter Lionel Perez, Ensemble Montréal
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!