Ferrandez isn’t the first man who’s tried to tell me how to do things, Plante says

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante said on Wednesday that a withering critique of the city’s budget by a former member of her executive committee isn’t the first time a man has tried to tell her what to do.Plante, attending a meeting of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities in Ottawa, was reacting to comments made earlier in the week by former Projet Montréal city councillor and executive...

Applebaum shouldn’t have to reimburse city for severance pay, court told

The city of Montreal was in court Wednesday trying to recoup the roughly $268,000 former mayor Michael Applebaum received in severance pay before being convicted of fraud.Applebaum, for his part, argued the laws surrounding the case came into effect after he received the payments and he therefore shouldn’t have to reimburse the city.In a rare public statement since being convicted in 2017, a...

‘We have work to do’: Montreal police commit to action on racial profiling

Days after the city council unanimously passed a motion demanding Montreal police end the practice of baseless street checks, the department said it could address the issue by March 2021.Chief Inspector Marc Charbonneau presented the city with five commitments to address a recent study that found “systemic bias” against minorities in the city. Beyond changes to the intervention policy, the...