Today marks the beginning of a new era for the city of Montreal.
The election of Valérie Plante and Project Montreal candidates is a huge step forward for the metropolis and for Quebec society. I would like to offer them my most sincere congratulations!
For the first time in my life, I am witnessing a progressive administration with the integrity and desire to make our city more modern, more equal and much more environmentally friendly; especially when it comes to transport.
For the first time, we have a mayor who encourages citizen involvement and who is openly calling for grass roots mobilization so that we can all contribute to the great period of change that is before us.
Just one week after the election of Valerie Plante, I can already feel a groundswell of optimism with respect to political involvement, especially among women, young people and progressives.
As Valerie Plante said when she was sworn in, this city belongs to all Montrealers. Let’s take this opportunity to get involved in building a sustainable and more equitable future for the city of Montreal!
Leader of the Quebec Green party