Saturday, March 7, 2009

Tremblay Blew Budget Planning, Marks Charges

While responding to a reporter's question, Montreal mayor Gérald Tremblay consults other panel members (L-R): city executive committee vice-chairman Sammy Forcillio, chairman Claude Dauphin and city manager Claude Leger, after the mayor announced the city's financial plan, Wednesday at Montreal city hall. Photograph by: Phil Carpenter, The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

Criticizes transit cuts. Suburbs planned for downturn, why not Montreal? Westmount mayor asks.

As they brace for cuts to public transit funding they fear will hit their residents hard, mayors of Montreal's 15 suburbs are wondering how the central city could have been apparently blindsided by an economic downturn nearly everyone else saw coming as budgets were being tabled in December.

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