The Pioneer has been a big part of Pointe Claire Village for decades. But now the bar has been sold and a developer plans to replace it with condos. But that plan is running into opposition from some in the town who say that the building should be preserved. We bring you the story of the Pioneer, and our panel discusses just when a building should be declared a "heritage" property and when governments should step in and spend money to save them.
Guest(s) : Dinu Bumbaru. Policy Director, Heritage Montreal Robert Frank, Journalist John Belvedere, Mayor of Pointe-Claire Fred Burrill, Anti-Gentrification Activist
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!