Montreal couple: Mayor cares more about hockey and hot dogs

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A Montreal couple has set up a mural on their balcony attacking Mayor Denis Coderre.

Danny Maltais and Jessica Sergerie told CTV News the Mayor has ignored their six-year home renovation nightmare.

The mural which they installed on the balcony of their sixplex depicts the Mayor as more concerned with hockey and hot dogs than helping with bureaucracy at city hall and the Quebec government.

The couple said the mayor doesn't live up to his image as a man of the people.

“It's an illusion,” said Maltais.

Maltais and Sergerie said they were told they could get $350,000 refunded on the $800,000 project to upgrade the stone facade, replace the buildings insulation, and expand the interiors of the rental units as part of a city program to help renovations.

Six years and four contractors later the couple have yet to receive any of the money the city promised.

The city thinks it's unfair to blame the Mayor.

Russell Copeman, the executive committee member in charge of housing told CTV News housing officials have tried to help the couple.

“Lots of people have examined this, we've been as flexible and patient as we possibly can."

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  1. Paul posted on 07/07/2014 06:18 AM
    Property taxes in Montreal have more than tripled in the last 12 years. Where is all our money going? I agree that the mayor is a big disappointment. Taxpayers are getting very little in return for their high taxes.
  2. Michael posted on 07/07/2014 10:03 AM
    I agree, they are all the same, begging for votes but when they get in, no help.
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