Construction on the new REM light-rail system is well underway, and the network is supposed to open to the public next year. Many believe the trains will improve public transit, especially on the West Island and the South Shore. But critics have a list of problems, from how the project is being managed to a lack of consultation with those living along the lines. We talk with experts about the pros and cons of this massive project.
Guest(s) : Harout Chitilian, Réseau Express Métropolitain Robert Frank, Journalist Denis Martin, Mayor of Two Mountains Mathieu Vick, Canadian Union of Public Employees
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!