Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Winners, Losers In The Demergers
From The Montreal Gazette:
The fifth anniversary of the demerger referendums, one of the most convulsive times in local politics in memory, slid by quietly last weekend. The dust still hasn't settled from this event in which 15 of the 28 suburbs that were forcibly merged with Montreal in 2002 voted to secede.
Let's assess the aftermath from three perspectives.
One is that of the remaining city of Montreal.
Despite his vindictive fury at the demerged suburbs, Mayor Gérald Tremblay did not lose much power to them.
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