Gated communities are usually associated with rich suburbs in the United States. But they're starting to turn up in Montreal, even in the downtown area. Some say they are a good thing, allowing people to live without fear. But others say gated communities create artificial divisions in communities, and usually shut the poor out. We look at how popular these communities are, and if they're here to stay.
Guest(s) : Miguel Escobar, President, Future Cities Ethan Cox, Editor, Ricochet.media Robert Frank, Journalist Anne Ben-Ami Madar, Real Estate Broker, Sothebys International Realty Quebec
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!