Parc Victory!

If you haven’t heard the news already, Mayor Gerald Tremblay announced today that he was withdrawing his motion to rename Parc Avenue after Robert Bourassa. Seems that after discussions with the Bourassa family, the mayor finally came to his senses and caved in to the public pressure. He sounded conciliatory in his speech, saying he learned that the opinions of the people do matter. I hope he meant it because it’s an important lesson. I felt a wee bit bad for him because he sounded so defeated but it takes a big man to admit when you’re wrong so kudos to the mayor for making the right decision in the end. I’m pretty sure the Toponomy Commissionn would have overruled the renaming anyway but nevertheless, I’m happy about the outcome that was reached today, as are so many other Montrealers. It’s just great to know that in the end, the people’s voice counted. A city shaped by its citizens is a beautiful thing. If you’re up to partying, I hear they are celebrating tonight at Zorba’s on PARC, corner Bernard. Oppa! Parc Avenue forever babee!!!

3 Comments so far

  1. Peaches (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 9:07 pm

    Fantastic news! However soo much of taxpayers money was wasted on this issue! Parc Avenue 4-ever!

  2. Panthère rousse (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 9:57 pm

    Super! Thanks for the information, I have not watched / listened to the news, so I learned the good news here.

  3. matthew (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 9:40 am

    Glad to know I didn’t’ go to protests and write letters for nothing (I hate doing that stuff). Really the idea of taking a cab home to the corner of St. Viateur and Bourassa didn’t tickle my fancy.

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