Montreal’s Mayor Valérie Plante has sent a letter to all other 18 borough mayors calling them out to do a better job removing snow around the city.
Plante has dealt with criticism in the past week because of the city’s snowy and icy roads, sidewalks and streets.
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In her letter, she highlights that issue number one is security among citizens and she is counting on them to pay closer attention to snow removal in the coming days.
“My expectations are very high and I will not accept, under any circumstances, that the job execution is not properly done because the people of Montreal are expecting, with good reason, the receive flawless services throughout the entire city,” wrote Plante, in French.
In a response tweet, Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grace councilman and opposition leader Lionel Perez called the letter “a publicity stunt.”
Lettre est un exercice de relations publiques = panique. Médias l’ont eue en même temps que maires. Hier @Val_Plante disait que tous répondaient à l’appel mais auj donne avertissement. Tout change en 24h? Oui, nos questions & pression populaire! Citoyens ne sont pas dupes #polmtl pic.twitter.com/L6DJZxjxrl
— Lionel Perez (@lionelperez) January 30, 2019
He said that on Monday, Montreal’s mayor defended the snow removal and that the city has been devoting as much financial and human resources as possible.
The Weather Network doesn’t forecast any more snow until this weekend when another 5 cm is expected to blanket the city. Yesterday’s snowstorm has backlogged the city’s snow removal, who were already catching up from back-to-back week of heavy snowfall.