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Montreal’s bottom-up social democracy

MONTREAL’S BOTTOM-UP SOCIAL DEMOCRACY Aaron Vansintjan and Donald Cuccioletta This article was originally published on Progressive City. Residents of St-Henri, Montreal display a collective art project at a protest-assembly in front of the borough’s city hall to demand public ownership of the derelict Canada Malting factory. The text reads: “St-Henri, my neighborhood is not for sale”, “a meeting place for […]

Opportunities for the Montreal Urban Left

Opportunities exist for an organized urban left one year into the Projet Montréal administration’s mandate. That was the key message of a recent event organized by the Montreal Urban Left, an initiative launched in the wake of the 2017 Montreal election.

Ste-Catherine Street and the reconquest of public space

The Plante administration’s push to recast Ste-Catherine Street as the spine of a greener and more people-friendly downtown raises hopes that Montreal might finally join the global movement to reconquer our city spaces from cars.

Projet Montréal era an opportunity to democratize the city

The rise of Projet Montréal presents us with a vital opportunity to revive and reinvent local democracy for the 21st century, and to join cities around the world that are forging a new citizen-powered politics built on the principles of participation, solidarity and inclusion.

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