Mtl mayoral candidates urged to address public security
The head of Montreal's police brotherhood is asking Montreal mayoral candidates to make public security a priority.
The comment by Yves Francoeur comes in the wake of a Leger poll conducted for the brotherood that shows more than a third of respondents believe Montreal is less safe than 10 years ago.
37 per cent feel that way.
The figure is higher in the east-end, including Rivieres-des-Praries/Pointe-Aux-Trembles, at 57 per cent.
Half the respondents in LaSalle feel the same way.
Francoeur adds public security is an essential and important part of life in Montreal.
He says mayoral candidates who don't take the issue of public security seriously will have a hard time convincing young families to stay in the city.