Open Letters

Quebec Green Roofs and Compliance With the Quebec Building Code
July 9, 2014
Addressed to the Régie du bâtiment du Québec, this letter underlines the importance of green roofs as a sustainable development strategy for the built environment.

Urgent Need to Resolve Public Transportation Financing Issue
May 28, 2014
Something caught our attention in Premier Couillard’s speech during the opening address of the 41st National Assembly on Wednesday, May 21, 2014: “What would have been desirable 15 years ago, what would have been necessary 10 years ago, has become very urgent today.”

Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety in CDN—NDG
May 13, 2014
Many residents in the Green, Active and Healthy NDG Sud-Est neighbourhood use active and public transportation. For years they have been asking for infrastructure improvements that will make it easier for them to get around.

Quebec Should Not Impose Highway Projects on Montréal and Other Quebec Cities
October 31, 2013
It is unacceptable to introduce the proposed regulation that would authorize the Quebec government to override municipalities’ objections when highway infrastructure is expanded or rebuilt.

The Montréal We Want — Letter to Montréal Mayoral Candidates
May 28, 2013
On November 3, we will all vote for the future of our city. It’s an opportunity to create the Montréal we want. A year ago, a number of civil society organizations in Montréal decided to come together to think about the current challenges of developing a participatory, inclusive and green city that is enjoyable for everyone.

Five Proposals for Democratizing the City and Re-establishing the Legitimacy of Montréal Political Institutions
December 7, 2012
First we would like to congratulate you on your recent election as mayor of Montréal. We would also like to share some ideas with you that, in our opinion, could help breathe much needed life back into Montréal democracy.

Please note: The open letters are available in French only.

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