The Metropolis of Montreal: the role of citizens and civil society

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SAVE THE DATE for this important event taking place on November 30th 2016, from 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the Canadian Centre for Architecture

The Metropolis of Montreal: the role of citizens and civil society

The Government of Quebec is ready to publicly introduce a Bill to the National Assembly regarding the status of the Montreal metropolitan area. The Bill will confer more autonomy and powers to the City of Montreal, allowing it to assume a leadership role in development in and around the region. But how exactly will these new powers be exercised? What impact will these new powers have on the democratic process in Montreal?

Are new governing institutions required to maintain the existing democratic functioning of the City? How can citizens and civil society organizations effectively contribute to this new development? With a collaborative governing model, can we better serve the Montreal experience in matters of participation and local governance in order to build a stronger link between the city and its citizens? In light of these questions and issues, we are inviting you to join us for an important discussion on the 30th of November.

Where: Canadian Centre for Architecture, 1920 rue Baile (between du Fort & St-Marc), Montreal

When: Wednesday, November 30th 2016 from 1:30pm to 6:30pm

How to get there: the CCA is a 6 minute walk from Metro Georges-Vanier or Metro Guy-Concordia; or, Buses 150, 350, 355, 358, 364, 369. Limited on-site parking available.

Register now (name, tel., email, organization): or contact 514-844-4076 or 514-349-1686

Voluntary donations: at the door will help contribute to the cost of this important conference