Do you want the city to fill the potholes?
The city of Montreal says it has a dilemma and it wants to know what the citizens think.
The dilemma is whether is should get more asphalt from some questionable companies so it can continue filling potholes, or not do business with them and run out of asphalt by April 15th.
Mayor Michael Applebaum greeted reporters Friday afternoon in Old Montreal where he was filling a pothole himself, with the help of executive committee chairman Laurent Blanchard.
Applebaum believes it is necessary to renew the contract because it is a question of safety for motorists and cyclists.
"I feel very clearly that citizens also feel that it is important to fill these potholes."
Citizens are now invited to say what they think in an online survey.
"Do you want these potholes to be filled or not?" asks Applebaum.
He says the results of the poll will be handed to city councillors next week. He hopes the results will convince elected officials to vote to go ahead with the renewal of the contract.
"We're asking them to get involved so that their elected officials understand the importance of this dossier."
Opposition parties are welcoming the idea of citizen participation.
If you are a resident of Montreal and would like to participate in the survey visit: goo.gl/fg2Ba