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COVID - 19 : Montréal announces it will restart public participation activities online

7 mai 2020

Montréal, le 7 mai 2020 - As part of its plan to gradually resume its construction projects on May 11, Montréal has announced that it will slowly restart some of its public participation activities, including information sessions and consultations. The activities will resume in compliance with the sanitary standards in effect, as Montréal wishes to engage with the public and provide an opportunity for residents to express their views on the built environment, development projects in Montréal, as well as other issues under the municipality's responsibility.

For now, public participation initiatives will be held online, to ensure accessibility for everyone. Additional measures will be tested to allow as many residents as possible to express their opinions, without requiring them to travel or gather. Note that in-person public participation activities are suspended until further notice, in accordance with applicable government orders and decrees.

Furthermore, in accordance with Ministerial Order 2020-008, certain public consultation meetings prescribed by the Act respecting land use planning and development may be replaced by a written consultation if it relates to an action that is designated to be a priority by a majority vote of two-thirds of the votes cast by the members of the council.