The images of cockroach-infested broken-down apartment buildings in Montreal are all too common. Over the years, many city administrations have promised to crack down on bad landlords and improve living conditions for tenants. But little ever appears to get done. Now the Plante administration is making a new promise to tackle the problem. But can they make a difference? We ask some experts to weigh in on the subject.
Guest(s) : Ethan Cox, Ricochet Media Paul Gott, Journalist Philippe Sabourin, City of Montreal Phillippe Girouard, Coalition of housing committees and tenant associations of 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!