Montreal Votes On Municipal Disunion
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.
Thanks to Jeffrey Goodman