Jennings — the Liberal MP for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine from 1997 to 2011 — told Annie DeMelt on CTV News at 5 that her appointment came "out of the blue" at the recommendation of provincial bureaucrats she had never before met.
This evening was the first of several public hearings held as part of Montreal's consultation on racism and systemic discrimination, and perhaps the most passionate voice in the room was a former Projet Montreal candidate who doesn't think the party has what it takes to confront those issues head-on.
It's just the latest salvo in the at-times hostile relationship between Montreal's cyclists and motorists, one that some say has worsened since resolutely-pro-cyclist Mayor Valérie Plante took office in 2017.
Plante argued to the courts that the ensuing lawsuit amounted to a strategic lawsuit against public participation, known as a SLAPP. But the province's highest court agreed with an earlier ruling by the Quebec Superior Court that the lawsuit did not amount to a SLAPP.
76% said they felt a locally-elected school board trustee would do a better job making decisions that impact their children's education than a civil servant in Quebec City, a change the CAQ campaigned on making in last fall's election.