Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

Montrealers face tricky choice on potholes

  • Print

MONTREAL -- Montrealers are facing a bumpy dilemma on the road to clean government.

Residents of the city are being asked to choose between two less-than-inspiring options: Would they prefer more potholes in their streets, or would they like to see a city contract going to some companies involved in corruption scandals? The city administration is seeking citizens' opinion in a survey placed online Friday.

"Now citizens have a choice," Mayor Michael Applebaum said. "Do we go forward in awarding these contracts to companies where some people may have questions, or do we allow for these potholes to continue?"

Applebaum hopes citizens vote to put pressure on council to renew the pothole-fixing contract, even if it means some of that contract money falls into questionable hands.

Allegations of rampant corruption have seen city council rebuff plans to renew a pothole-fixing contract with Montreal's seven asphalt suppliers.

Applebaum says the contract can only be executed by all seven companies or none.

He also wants the province to pass inspection on the seven companies that would fill the $5-million contract for asphalt.

"If they are deemed illegal and not allowed to provide the asphalt," he said, "then this contract will be cancelled."

-- The Canadian Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 23, 2013 A22

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Jets defencemen ready to face adversity

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • Young goslings are growing up quickly near Cresent Lake in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba- See Bryksa 30 Day goose project- Day 11- May 15, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • A pelican comes in for a landing Wednesday afternoon on the Red River at Lockport, Manitoba - Standup photo- June 27, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

What's your take on the Jets so far this season?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google