2017 Municipal Election
We asked the following three questions to the main parties that nominate candidates for the November 5 election:
- Do you support the implementation of a full curfew from 11:00 pm to 7:00 am at Montreal-Trudeau Airport, to ensure that thousands of Montrealers enjoy normal, restful nights?
- Are you committed to implementing by the end of 2018 a network of noise measurement stations to measure the noise level of aircraft and other mobile sources, using network of air quality measurement stations, which has existed since the 1970s?
- What is your strategic vision for the sale of Canadian international airports including Montreal-Trudeau?
You will find Coalition Montreal’s and Projet Montréal’s answers by clicking on the options in the “2017 Municipal Election” menu or by clicking on the text of the questions presented previously.
We did not receive any responses from Team Coderre, but Mr. Hadrien Parizeau, city councillor candidate in the Saint-Sulpice electoral district told us he would examine the issues associated with the airport, if he was elected.
For the sake of fairness, we searched the media to find out what the position of their candidates was in the Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough.
Harout Chitilian, candidate at the Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough hall made this statement concerning a curfew in the October 16 publication of the Journal Métro.
“We have often raised this issue, myself and other elected officials. Airport management needs to be more proactive and transparent. The airport is an important player in the economic and international development of our city. Other options need to be explored to facilitate cohabitation with citizens, and to abolish night flights.” (note Translated by Google Translate.)
Lorraine Pagé, city councillor candidate in the Sault-au-Récollet electoral district, made the following statement in the October 16 publication of Journaldesvoisins.com (note See “Élections municipales” at the bottom of the page)
“The manager, Aéroports de Montréal (ADM), must do as many other organizations and release its data (note The concept of ‘open data’ is part of a trend of public information). We would then have the facts. Because so far, ADM has been opaque. (…) The creation of an observatory (Projet Montréal’s commitment) would not solve the problem.” (note Translated by Google Translate.)