Montreal Votes On Municipal Disunion

Despite having been absorbed into the metropolis just two years ago, Montreal's suburbs are foiling a highly political attempt at regional planning.
June 18, 2004, 12pm PDT | Jeffrey Goodman
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Led by the Parti Québécois, Montreal annexed over a half-million residents in twenty-eight towns to create one city on Montreal Island. While this brought in tax-rich industrial areas into the cash-starved city and did much to foster regional development, the residents of other suburbs - largely wealthy Anglophone retirees - were furious at their loss of independence. With a vote, as many as twenty-two distinct towns could break off from Montreal once again.

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Published on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 in The Globe and Mail
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