What to expect from Valérie Plante's budget release today

Jan 10 2018, 3:58 pm

Mayor Valérie Plante and her Projet Montreal team will announce their 2018 budget today.

On Twitter, Plante said that her budget will take the city in a different direction than the previous administration.

“We’ll be presenting our budget later today – a budget that will transition from the previous administration’s priorities towards our vision to build the city of tomorrow,” wrote Plante.

Here is what Plante will most likely touch on in today’s announcement:


  • Plante has made clear that cheaper and better transit in Montreal is a priority for her administration.
  • She says plans on keeping her promise to build the new 28-station Pink Line metro.
  • Yesterday, Plante announced the addition of 300 hybrid buses on the streets by 2020.
  • So it’s safe to say that Plante may make another transit announcement today.


  • Plante says she wants to present a balanced budget, so there could be an increase in city taxes.


  • Plante and her team also made it a priority to increase affordable housing in the city. She said she wanted to fix Montreal’s housing shortage and make sure families and low-income residents were made a priority. Expect her to touch on housing supply in the upcoming budget announcement.
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