Mount Royal and the candidates: From municipal to provincial elections

2013-12-02

Les amis de la montagne met with Philippe Couillard at Smith House on November 18 to discuss issues related to the protection and enhancement of Mount Royal.


Les amis de la montagne met with Philippe Couillard at Smith House on November 18 to discuss issues related to the protection and enhancement of Mount Royal. The Leader of the Liberal Party of Quebec is running in the Outremont riding for the by-election to be held December 9.

As was the case with the candidates for Mayor of Montreal, Les amis de la montagne spoke in favour of putting measures and actions into place that recognize the exceptional social, environmental and economic value of this heritage site.

The discussions centred more specifically on the reuse of the hospital buildings on Mount Royal, the former convent of the Sisters of Saint-Noms-de-Jésus-et-de-Marie (also known as 1420 boul. Mont-Royal), the project to build the ring road and park on the Outremont summit and questions regarding the governance of Mount Royal.

After the meeting, two members of the Ville de Montréal, Lucie Robin, landscape architect with the Division des grands parcs, and Daniel Desjardins, head of operations for Mount Royal and the municipal tree nursery, of the Ville de Montréal, led Philippe Couillard on a guided visit of the new development projects on the Outremont summit.

(L to R): Peter A. Howlett, Philippe Couillard, Daniel Desjardins, Lucie Robin and Dolores Appleyard.