All three major political parties of Montreal have said very clearly that the MTQ needs to change it’s plans for Turcot. Normally that carries a lot of weight, and when you throw in demerged cities such as Westmount being on board it is fairly safe to say that politically the Island of Montreal wants a new deal for Turcot!
What we have now in Quebec is obviously a failure of basic democratic principles. Do the Ministries of the Quebec government hold such omniscient and permanent power that they can make final decisions based on their own criteria without being held accountable to anyone, including the sitting government of the day? It appears to be that way.
Jean Charest has managed to become the most unpopular premier in the history of poll taking in Quebec for many reasons, but shoving user fees for Medicare unto the people of Quebec is something that may never be forgiven. And now we see one of the Ministries acting with an arrogance, an out and out open disregard for the people of Montreal, that is totally unacceptable.
This is not going to go away and a new kind of war will be fought in Quebec. We need to get politicians to work for us not against us as seems to be the case in Quebec these days. The days of arrogant corrupt leadership are over!
The people of Montreal deserve respect. And it looks like we are going to have earn it by not allowing a sinking ship of a Liberal government to drag us down under the water with them! Turcot is a great metaphor for all that is sailing out of control in Quebec (public inquiry into corruption, anyone?) and perhaps it’s time that Montreal chooses to control it’s own destiny.