Demerged cities and towns denounce values charter
15 demerged cities and towns on the island of Montreal have adopted a joint resolution demanding they be exempt from having to apply the PQ's Charter of Quebec Values, should it ever become law.
Philippe Roy, the mayor of Town of Mount Royal, says it took just three minutes from the time the resolution was presented, until the time it was adopted, unanimously.
"There was no debate. It was really unanimous," Roy says.
Add that to the denunciations from the three leading mayoralty candidates in Montreal, and Roy says that kind of island-wide consensus on a particular issue is rare.
"All the political people on the island of Montreal are saying today exactly the same thing, saying to the Quebec government, we don't agree with this charter," Roy says.
The resolution says the charter speaks to a complete misunderstanding of the multicultural reality of Montreal, and would only serve to divide Montrealers.
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