When the Coderre adminstration revealed it was raising taxes, some Montrealers decided they weren't going to take it anymore.
The mayor announced taxes would rise between 1,1 and 5,3 % for Montrealers.
Montreal pour tous is an organization focused on protecting residents who claim they can't afford to live in the city anymore because of taxes.
Spokesperson Pierre Pagé says the new budget sparked a slew of calls to his organization.
"Many people got in touch with us and said they were interested in finding out more on how to contest their tax bill", Pagé says.
Yet beyond fighting the administration on a case-by-case basis, Montreal pour tous believes there needs to be a change in the mindset within city hall.
Specifically, members believe the municipal government needs to review how it spends its money and how much management it employs.
"We're saying to the city: 'Control your expenses'," Pagé told CJAD. "Next week, we will be at the finance commission to ask every head of services to control his expenses.
Also, there are too many [manager] for each employee, too many big bosses for each indian", he summarized.