A little more than seven years after City Hall backtracked on a controversial plan to rename Park Ave. after the late Liberal premier Robert Bourassa, mayor Denis Coderre told his executive committee that he'd like to see a street renamed in his honor.
Coderre says a proposal to rename a street should be brought forward in the coming weeks.
"We haven't honored the memory of Robert Bourassa enough," Coderre says. "He was one of our greatest premiers."
In late 2006, former mayor Gerald Tremblay — who served as a cabinet minister in Bourassa's Liberal government in the early 1990s — announced plans to rename Park Ave. after Bourassa. The plan immediately ran into a wall of opposition from residents and local merchants. The city reluctantly backed off on the idea in February of 2007.