Valérie Plante

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Valérie Plante said : “I understand restaurant and bar owners, because it is extremely difficult for them,” “I saw some of the demands they’ve put forward to the Quebec government, and I think they make a lot of sense” External link

montrealgazette Sunday, November 29, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante added : “want to know ahead of time instead of on a week-to-week basis so they can prepare better, because for them it requires enormous energy and effort, and I think they’re pretty worn out at the moment,” External link

montrealgazette Sunday, November 29, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante says : “A bit of light and colour will do us good,” External link

montrealgazette Friday, November 27, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "It would be irresponsible to take, right away, just cut into the budget without having any ideas on how to reallocate that money, for example, in the proper efficient pragmatic way," External link

barrie Friday, November 27, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “I do hope people will move toward (the positive position), which is: ‘How about we put forward a positive vision of citizens’ engagement?’ ” External link

montrealgazette Friday, November 27, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “I chose an alter ego so that I could go deeper with some of the anecdotes,” External link

montrealgazette Friday, November 27, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “The reason I got into politics was social justice,” “And one of the subjects that is really clear around that is the ability to have a roof over your head. Housing is such a big issue . There’s inequality there — access is different depending on who you are. In fact, I talk about housing a lot all through the book, from different perspectives — artists, the elderly, families who can’t afford it, even students who are a bit stoned but still talk about it. So I wanted to deal with that, in a way that has some humour and is not too heavy” External link

montrealgazette Friday, November 27, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “It’s always a challenge, so I don’t want to minimize it,” External link

montrealgazette Friday, November 27, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said ( about Jean Drapeau ) : "There's 20 big parks on the island of Montreal which will all offer different types of activities," "Take the time to just go and discover another park, please. Parc Jean-Drapeau is a great example. It's so central, you can take the subway and boom you're there" External link

CBC Friday, November 27, 2020 3:39:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “Clearly there is this collective fatigue,” External link

montrealgazette Friday, November 27, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “They’ll bring a good dose of magic to our neighbourhoods,” “A bit of light and colour will do us good” External link

montrealgazette Friday, November 27, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “I want our teenagers and young adults to also enjoy the outdoors,” “Maybe they don’t have a full day of online classes; well, you take the bus, you grab some skis for free and you do some cross-country skiing on the mountain, or skating” External link

montrealgazette Friday, November 27, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We worked with artists, designers — it will be a very cool and unique experience,” “It encourages people to go and shop local, because this year we should encourage more than ever our local businesses. They need us to survive, not the online companies” External link

cknw Friday, November 27, 2020 12:15:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "I doubt that people will sit there for hours, because it's winter, but we want it to be fun and enjoyable," External link

barrie Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "In addition to the winter resorts, the population will be able to enjoy many Christmas markets all over Montreal," "There will be something for everyone and we strongly encourage Montrealers to visit their shopping streets for their holiday shopping" External link

barrie Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "We worked really hard […] during the summer to give more space and make sure Montrealers can move around in a very safe way," External link

CBC Thursday, November 26, 2020 3:43:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "There are still people who live in tents, there are some on Notre-Dame but there are some in other places where people are in tents," "So today we are starting this exercise of solidarity, going to every person and telling them about the different options for them" External link

CBC Tuesday, November 24, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “There has to be a better balance when it comes to supporting the existing network that we have,” “It can’t be solely on the shoulders of cities. I know it’s cooler to invest in the new stuff, but governments need to help us with the older stuff, too” External link

montrealgazette Monday, November 23, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We have to work on maintenance,” “If we compare to the city of New York, they underinvested in their subway network and they are in a place where it’s almost too late with the degradation of some stations and equipment. The STM has done a good job in maintaining what we have, but at one point, it just keeps on growing. When we talk about the Blue Line, I’m excited about the Blue Line, but it will be extra equipment we need to take care of. We need better participation from other levels of governments” External link

montrealgazette Monday, November 23, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante martelé : «Je ne vais pas m’excuser de ne pas être peureuse et de mettre la question de la sécurité des petits, des familles, des personnes aînées à l’avant-plan» External link

journaldemontreal Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante wrote : "We are working hard to support our businesses during this time, and we will continue to listen to needs," External link

barrie Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “The status of our common language is of the greatest concern to me,” External link

montrealgazette Monday, November 16, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “Any mayor will tell you that one of our main preoccupation is to allow the most amount of people to move in the quickest and most efficient way possible,” “And, to be frank, the way to do it is with large-scale public transport like the REM” External link

barrie Monday, November 16, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We deployed our paramedic supervisor and our medical tactical team to the scene to help out with the SPVM,” External link

montrealgazette Saturday, November 14, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante dit ( about Denis Coderre ) : «Si Denis Coderre se présente aux prochaines élections municipales, les gens auront le choix de se positionner entre un politicien du passé et une politicienne qui regarde vers l’avant» External link

journaldemontreal Friday, November 13, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "For me, during a pandemic, cutting into services is not a good idea," External link

CBC Friday, November 13, 2020 1:47:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "I think it’s important to start by mentioning the particular situation we’ve found ourselves in to present the budget," "These are subjects that we’re not only comfortable with, but that we believe" External link

barrie Friday, November 13, 2020 4:10:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "is being presented during the worst crisis in our recent history," External link

barrie Thursday, November 12, 2020 9:33:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "Today, more than ever, as our local businesses are shaken by the health crisis, this measure is necessary," External link

barrie Thursday, November 12, 2020 9:33:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We really wanted to have a budget that, in our opinion, will comfort people, a bit like the tax freeze that we announced earlier this month, but also a budget that looks to the future,” External link

montrealgazette Thursday, November 12, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante dit : «On souhaitait vraiment avoir un budget qui selon nous va venir réconforter les gens, un peu à la manière du gel de taxes que nous avons [annoncé] plus tôt ce mois-ci, mais qui regarde vers le futur» External link

journaldemontreal Thursday, November 12, 2020 2:34:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "We want to make sure that people of different backgrounds feel comfortable, feel welcome," External link

CBC Wednesday, November 11, 2020 1:27:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante explique : «Je ne suis pas plus craintive. Quand j’ai ri, c’est parce que je ne pense pas à ça à longueur de journée. J’ai tellement de choses à gérer, dont la COVID. C’est pas que j’ai ri en me disant "haha je suis au-dessus de tout", pas du tout» External link

journaldemontreal Tuesday, November 10, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “It might be the case that is will affect snow removal. I think it’s reality. That’s what we’re all now living with,” External link

cknw Tuesday, November 10, 2020 3:35:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “It might be the case that is will affect snow removal. I think it’s reality. That’s what we’re all now living with,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, November 10, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “I think we need to celebrate when we are able to see more diversity and parity within our decisional organizations,” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, November 10, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “As mayor of Montreal, being part of the C40 (group of 40 major cities in the world), I work with cities around the world including in the U.S. It’s been tough for those mayors around climate change and racism,” “I’m relieved for them. They will have the opportunity to move forward on (those issues) now” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, November 10, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "When there is an outbreak, that can definitely be difficult," "We will have to adapt how we work" External link

CBC Monday, November 9, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “This will be a team effort between all the districts,” External link

barrie Monday, November 9, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We have to have diversity in mind,” “We want to make sure people from different backgrounds feel comfortable, feel welcome” External link

barrie Monday, November 9, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "Montreal has to remain an island for everyone and not just for the most affluent," External link

CBC Friday, November 6, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “I guess this is why I’m so confident today,” External link

globalnews Friday, November 6, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “It’s hard for me to believe that it was only a year ago that Greta (Thunberg) was here that we were half a million in the street asking for change,” External link

montrealgazette Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “I’m really proud of that,” External link

montrealgazette Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “So far, I would say that the second wave, since we got into the red zone, we know better what’s coming up,” “We know better this time what to do” External link

montrealgazette Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We wanted to present it during the spring, it’s ready. But we definitely felt that it was not the right time, so we postponed it. Then we wanted to do it right before we got into the red zone again. I was like ‘Nooo!’ ” “I think it’s important when you have big pieces like that, that people are willing to listen and envision themselves in the future. And right now people are dealing with day-to-day struggles versus we want to present a vision for the future, in terms of environmental transition. This is just one example” External link

montrealgazette Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "This is not a report to be put on the shelf," External link

barrie Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante told : “What we’re announcing and what we will propose to the next meeting of city council is that all city councillors contribute the budgetary exercise of 2020 by suspending the (2.1 per cent) indexation of their salaries,” External link

montrealgazette Wednesday, November 4, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante wrote : "All the eyes of the world, and especially Montréal’s, are on the US Election tonight. Good luck @JoeBiden, @KamalaHarris, your high school city is rooting for you!" External link

barrie Wednesday, November 4, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “This is huge and it’s based on the Projet Montréal values that I care for, ” External link

montrealgazette Wednesday, November 4, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "I'm definitely asking the population — the people in their tents right now — to slowly accept the support we are offering them," External link

CBC Wednesday, November 4, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “I am very happy with this agreement in principle, which is the result of an approach based on communication and collaboration on the part of both parties,” External link

montrealgazette Monday, November 2, 2020 4:59:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “I am very happy with this agreement in principle, which is the result of an approach based on communication and collaboration on the part of both parties,” External link

montrealgazette Sunday, November 1, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “This is huge and it’s based on the Projet Montréal values that I care for, ” External link

montrealgazette Saturday, October 31, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “My message is we are taking this vey seriously. This is what happened that a woman died and it’s a dangerous one,” “Our administration truly believes in zero vision , so we will do everything we can as fast as we can to do it” External link

globalnews Friday, October 23, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “The Christmas season is always the time for small businesses to do (well), but this year it is actually crucial,” External link

montrealgazette Thursday, October 22, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “That means 18,000 parking spaces will be available,” External link

cknw Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “It is to encourage physical distancing and reduce lineups,” External link

cknw Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "The online shopping giants don't need us to survive, but our local stores do — the ones who pay taxes and are part of our community," "We have a responsibility, all of us, to support merchants and those businesses that we love so much" External link

CBC Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “It is to encourage physical distancing and reduce lineups,” External link

globalnews Thursday, October 22, 2020 6:56:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "It was important for us to talk with our different partners to find solutions to increase the number of beds, keeping in mind the bad weather and the cold coming up," External link

CBC Thursday, October 22, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "The online shopping giants don't need us to survive, but our local stores do," External link

CBC Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “I won’t hide that it is difficult for me, that it’s difficult for my family, for my children, who worry about their mum,” “Yesterday I received a message, a comment that said, ‘Well, when you have that job you have to expect it. It comes with the job.’ Well, sorry, but it is not part of the job. That I might be criticized, not liked, or disagreed with, yes, that is part of the job. But to receive death threats is not part of the job, and we can’t accept that premise. And I don’t think most of the population does accept it, by the way. Violence, or people who … think it’s OK to make threats, we have to say loud and clear that no, it’s not OK” External link

montrealgazette Thursday, October 22, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “Democracy happens with words, and we can exchange words, that’s fine,” “But to start threatening the physical integrity of a person or their family, that is small, and it has no place in a democracy like ours” External link

montrealgazette Thursday, October 22, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “Legally, they are following along with the linguistic jurisdiction of Montreal, but in times of pandemic we should all be open to the need of having people be informed,” External link

globalnews Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "Year after year, Montréal International contributes to raising the city's profile. In this year marked by an unprecedented health crisis, Montréal International stayed the course and was able to post record results. Its exceptional work allows Montréal to navigate the crisis with confidence and to envisage a successful recovery once the pandemic is contained. I am proud to underscore the prestigious distinction awarded by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) to Montréal International, the best economic development agency in the world. I want to thank the entire Montréal International team for its dedication, vision and desire to always push the boundaries to make the city a world leader in economic development," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “will support us in dealing with the financial challenges connected to COVID-19,” External link

montrealgazette Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “This is why today we appreciate not only the amount of money but also the flexibility,” “We can use it for 2020 and 2021. We know COVID is going to be here for a while” External link

barrie Tuesday, October 13, 2020 11:56:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "I think we must seize the opportunity to quickly give a roof to many people who are currently on the streets or who have a very precarious status," External link

CBC Tuesday, October 13, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "There are many people who have decided to turn to shelters, and when we talk about homelessness, there are many different types of profiles," External link

CBC Tuesday, October 13, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "Several hotels have contacted us, including those that were requisitioned last spring," "We are looking into it with them" External link

CBC Tuesday, October 13, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "I think we must seize the opportunity to quickly give a roof to many people who are currently on the streets or who have a very precarious status," External link

CBC Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "There are many people who have decided to turn to shelters, and when we talk about homelessness, there are many different types of profiles," External link

CBC Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante dit : «Je crois que ça va faire partie des attentes de la population lors des prochaines élections» External link

journaldemontreal Friday, October 9, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "Recent events, here at home and beyond our borders, remind us that the fight not only has to continue, but must intensify," "The death of Joyce Echaquan is a sad reminder of that" External link

CBC Friday, October 9, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “The first (recommendation) was to recognize there is systemic racism and discrimination throughout the city…,” External link

barrie Friday, October 9, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante responded : "It's for the premier to decide which words he wants to go for, but I do think that recognizing that it exists doesn't make Quebecers or Montrealers racist" External link

barrie Friday, October 9, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "We've heard the concerns of merchants," External link

barrie Thursday, October 8, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "We will celebrate once we are out of this red zone," External link

barrie Wednesday, October 7, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante says : “It’s a difficult but manageable financial situation,” External link

montrealgazette Friday, October 2, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “There will have to be a lot busses, electric busses. Things need to be done for this to happen, but I truly believe in this project,” External link

barrie Friday, October 2, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante told : “It will be 28 days that will be particularly difficult for restaurateurs, bar owners and also the cultural milieu ,” External link

montrealgazette Wednesday, September 30, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We need to do efforts – all of us,” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, September 29, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “If your friends ask you to go to the park with the kids, say no,” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, September 29, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “Gatherings like those we saw at the Tam-Tams last weekend are not acceptable,” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, September 29, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We need to do efforts – all of us,” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “If your friends ask you to go to the park with the kids, say no,” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “Gatherings like those we saw at the Tam-Tams last weekend are not acceptable,” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We need to do efforts – all of us,” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, September 29, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “If your friends ask you to go to the park with the kids, say no,” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, September 29, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “Gatherings like those we saw at the Tam-Tams last weekend are not acceptable,” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, September 29, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante déclaré : «Je ne peux pas accepter qu’il y ait des manifestants antimasques qui viennent à Montréal. Là, on a été plus durement touchés! En plus, qu’ils veulent venir dans un quartier, dans le coin de Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension, où les gens sont le plus durement touchés. S’ils veulent aller manifester dans un champ de patates, c’est leur affaire!» External link

journaldemontreal Tuesday, September 29, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We need to do efforts – all of us,” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, September 29, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “If your friends ask you to go to the park with the kids, say no,” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, September 29, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “Gatherings like those we saw at the Tam-Tams last weekend are not acceptable,” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, September 29, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “In Montreal, we’re not like that – we stand in solidarity,” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, September 29, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante lance : «Je nous demande collectivement de diminuer au maximum les rassemblements. Je nous demande de faire preuve de résilience comme on l’a fait pendant la première vague et d’attendre plus tard pour se rassembler» External link

journaldemontreal Sunday, September 27, 2020 10:49:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante dit : «Mais c’est évident que si ça continue à monter, on va devoir avoir une approche mur à mur» External link

journaldemontreal Sunday, September 27, 2020 10:49:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "I know it's difficult, I want to acknowledge that we do want to see our friends and family but ... we're definitely in a second wave," External link

wacotrib Tuesday, September 22, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We need to absolutely limit the number of contacts,” External link

barrie Monday, September 21, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "It is up to us, all of us, to do everything we can to limit the spread. We can do it and we must do it," External link

barrie Monday, September 21, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We will need to see the agreement and what is in there,” “How do we make sure the money goes to the right place? As cities, we are on the ground — we know what’s going on, we know what are the needs. We want to make sure we still have flexibility and good programs” External link

globalnews Friday, September 18, 2020 11:28:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "Just turn on to Notre-Dame Street where about 70 people are living in a tent city," "They will tell you they don't just want (temporary) aid, they need homes" External link

barrie Friday, September 18, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "We don't like police interfering in the private sphere - but that being said we've done it in the first wave - with tickets for example," External link

barrie Friday, September 18, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante expliqué ( about Rene Levesque ) : «Les chantiers, c'est complexe. Il est important, pour moi, de comprendre cette complexité et comment on peut rendre ça moins compliqué. Avec l'Escouade mobilité, nous avons visité jeudi trois chantiers, un sur la rue Fullum, le chantier de la rue Saint-Denis et celui-ci sur René-Lévesque. À l'endroit où on se trouve, c'est un chantier privé. Seulement 25% des chantiers sont pilotés par la Ville de Montréal» External link

journaldemontreal Friday, September 18, 2020 3:12:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "On St-Denis, we are trying to find a solution," External link

CBC Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “The events of recent days involving firearms are worrying,” External link

barrie Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "A greater police presence is ensured in Old Montreal as part of the implementation of a visibility plan," "At times deemed more critical – especially when bars close – police will be present continuously, by car and bicycle, near targeted locations" External link

barrie Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante told : "When I saw placards that read 'do you know anyone who died of COVID?' I found it particularly disturbing," External link

CBC Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "It is one thing to disagree but it is quite another to hold a demonstration where no one is wearing a mask," "And after it, where did those people go? They went home. Maybe they have children who go to school. Maybe they had dinner with friends" External link

CBC Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "Because we feel like there's going to be another one," "We both agree that the last thing we want is to confine everybody again" External link

CBC Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "We are taking the situation very seriously and we are putting a series of actions in place to curb the problem of violent crime," External link

simcoe Tuesday, September 15, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "We are taking the situation very seriously and we are putting a series of actions in place to curb the problem of violent crime," External link

simcoe Tuesday, September 15, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “The events of recent days involving firearms are worrying, but I want to reassure Montrealers we are taking the situation very seriously and are implementing a whole series of actions to stem the problem of violent crime,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We cannot accept that acts likely to seriously injure or even kill citizens occur on the territory of Montreal,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “The events of recent days involving firearms are worrying,” External link

barrie Monday, September 14, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “A greater police presence is ensured in Old Montreal as part of the implementation of a visibility plan,” “At times deemed more critical – especially when bars close – police will be present continuously, by car and bicycle, near targeted locations” External link

barrie Monday, September 14, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "I did hear what a lot of people had to say about what they like and they don't like right now," External link

barrie Wednesday, September 9, 2020 6:08:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We need a special law to accelerate the expropriation process and plan development around the stations as quickly as possible,” External link

barrie Monday, September 7, 2020 4:12:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante dit : «Pour moi, on ne peut voir de solutions mur-à-mur à Montréal» External link

journaldemontreal Friday, September 4, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “This increase concerns me and I appeal to everyone’s vigilance,” External link

montrealgazette Friday, September 4, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “This increase concerns me and I appeal to everyone’s vigilance,” External link

montrealgazette Thursday, September 3, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We’re encouraging all the employers to bring back their people up to that level,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, September 2, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "The current pandemic is shaking up our habits. This is difficult for many of us, especially our merchants, our business community and our downtown stakeholders. There are many questions and the concerns are very real," "We will have to be innovative and be patient, but I am convinced that we will get there" External link

barrie Tuesday, September 1, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “The reasons why downtown has been hard hit (economically) is because it normally moves at the rhythm of thousands of workers who arrive in the morning and and leave at night or stay in the city. But it also moves to the rhythm of tourism and foreign students — three elements that are hard hit right now,” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, September 1, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “It is an element we will continue to reinforce to help downtown,” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, September 1, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said ( about John A MacDonald ) : “I strongly condemn the acts of vandalism that took place this afternoon in downtown Montréal, which led to the John A. Macdonald statue being torn down. Such gestures cannot be accepted nor tolerated,” External link

theepochtimes Monday, August 31, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "We're getting into the cold season, so that's a security issue, it's a sanitary issue, so we need to support those people," External link

CBC Monday, August 31, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "We're getting into the cold season, so that's a security issue, it's a sanitary issue, so we need to support those people," External link

CBC Monday, August 31, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "We know that certain historical monuments, here and elsewhere, are at the heart of emotional debate. I reiterate that I prefer to put them in context rather than simply removing them," "I am also in favour of adding monuments that will be more representative of the society to which we all aspire" External link

ctvnews Monday, August 31, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “It is high time to finish the Blue Line project. People in the east end have been waiting for it since 1988,” External link

montrealgazette Sunday, August 30, 2020 5:00:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “Ultimately, what we want is a room for everyone here in Montreal and in our society,” “I think we’re definitely seeing that COVID has changed how we see precariousness” External link

globalnews Friday, August 28, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We’re not going to burn any tents. That it is not the plan at all,” “We’ve never acted this way and we’re not going to start now. We will accompany everyone” External link

globalnews Friday, August 28, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We didn’t want the health crisis to become a humanitarian crisis,” External link

montrealgazette Friday, August 28, 2020 2:13:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante assuré : «La façon dont la Ville de Montréal travaille avec ses partenaires, ce n’est pas par la coercition. On ne veut pas les déstabiliser davantage. Si on s’attend à voir une descente de police, pis des pépines : il n’y aura pas ça lundi prochain, c’est pas du tout ça le plan» External link

journaldemontreal Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "We're getting into the cold season, so that's a security issue, it's a sanitary issue, so we need to support those people," External link

CBC Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "We're not going to go in there with police officers forcing people to leave. We're not going to burn any tents. That is not the plan at all," External link

CBC Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante écrit : «Il est plus que temps que le projet de la ligne bleue soit réalisé. Ça fait depuis 1988 que la population de l’Est l’attend. Suite à l’échec du projet de loi 61, on s’attend à ce qu’il y en ait un sur la table pour la rentrée parlementaire» External link

journaldemontreal Wednesday, August 26, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante assure : «Toute la rédaction de mes textes, parce que je suis une auteure, ça s’est terminé en décembre 2019. Donc pendant la COVID, j’étais toute là et ça ne m’empêche pas de faire mon travail» External link

journaldemontreal Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “This is an emblematic place that is important for Montreal,” “I’m very happy to see how the renovation highlights this wonderful building. It reminds us of the Olympic Games, and the transformation (in 1992) of the Vélodrome into the Biodôme” External link

montrealgazette Friday, August 21, 2020 2:46:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "It took two years to make the experience even better," External link

CBC Thursday, August 20, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante added : "One way to rally people around (the importance of biodiversity) is to show, concretely, what (it) is and what it provides us with on a daily basis. And that's exactly what the Biodôme does," External link

barrie Thursday, August 20, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “Joe Norton has been an ally of Mtl, working towards reconciliation from the start,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, August 16, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “Joe Norton has been an ally of Mtl, working towards reconciliation from the start,” External link

680news Sunday, August 16, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "Joe Norton has been an ally of Mtl, working towards reconciliation from the start," External link

simcoe Sunday, August 16, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “The unprecedented crisis we are navigating presents significant challenges on multiple fronts. One of them is the survival of downtown Montréal, an important district whose economic vitality has ripple effects throughout Québec,” External link

barrie Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:41:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "Montrealers will be able to benefit from an additional downtown space where it will be pleasant to encourage the local economy, to eat or simply to get outdoors," External link

CBC Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "Montrealers will be able to benefit from an additional place in the city centre where it will be pleasant to help the local economy, to eat, or simply to get outside," External link

barrie Friday, July 24, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "Because of confinement measures, the downtown is deserted by workers and students and tourists," "It's a reality we have to deal with" External link

CBC Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "I'm pleased and very proud that so many Montrealers responded, 'yes, I'm going to get tested.' But [they] are waiting in line for four or five hours," External link

CBC Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “That being said, we need to take it very seriously,” “The police officer will be receiving their training from the health network soon” External link

cknw Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “That being said, we need to take it very seriously,” “The police officer will be receiving their training from the health network soon” External link

globalnews Thursday, July 16, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "I am happy. I am touched that Montrealers responded in such large numbers. This is good news, but making them wait 4 or 5 hours is not acceptable," External link

barrie Thursday, July 16, 2020 3:12:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "I'm pleased and very proud that so many Montrealers responded, 'yes, I'm going to get tested.' But [they] are waiting in line for four or five hours," "I expect that if you make such a big call ... there have to be enough resources to respond quickly" External link

CBC Thursday, July 16, 2020 1:49:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "It's been difficult for downtown Montreal, which lives on students and workers," "We don't want other outbreaks, we want to minimize the risks, but we also need to help those that are in great difficulty at this moment" External link

timescolonist Thursday, July 16, 2020 1:07:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "We were the epicentre. I do not want to relive that, and clearly Montrealers don't want to either," "To see people waiting in line for hours to get a test, I see people who are responsible, who take it seriously, so we have to make it easier for them" External link

timescolonist Thursday, July 16, 2020 1:07:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "We were the epicentre. I do not want to relive that, and clearly Montrealers don't want to either," "To see people waiting in line for hours to get a test, I see people who are responsible, who take it seriously, so we have to make it easier for them" External link

simcoe Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "It's been difficult for downtown Montreal, which lives on students and workers," "We don't want other outbreaks, we want to minimize the risks, but we also need to help those that are in great difficulty at this moment" External link

simcoe Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "It's been difficult for downtown Montreal, which lives on students and workers," "We don't want other outbreaks, we want to minimize the risks, but we also need to help those that are in great difficulty at this moment" External link

barrie Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:34:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "We were the epicentre. I do not want to relive that, and clearly Montrealers don't want to either," "To see people waiting in line for hours to get a test, I see people who are responsible, who take it seriously, so we have to make it easier for them" External link

barrie Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:34:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “It’s a magnificent project that allows us to reappropriate our waterfront and highlight the St. Lawrence River,” External link

montrealgazette Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:58:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "This is one of the old benches put in place by the previous administration, and I roundly condemned them," External link

CBC Friday, July 10, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "These are the old benches set up by the previous administration that I have extensively condemned," "This bench has no place in the vicinity of Cabot Square because it contributes to the stigmatization of people experiencing homelessness" External link

barrie Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “It’s a magnificent project that allows us to reappropriate our waterfront and highlight the St. Lawrence River,” External link

montrealgazette Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:24:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "It's a first in Quebec," External link

CBC Wednesday, July 8, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “It’s a conversation I’ve already started to have with the SPVM,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:04:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "This is not desirable, but at some point, we must collectively be responsible," External link

CBC Wednesday, July 8, 2020 3:13:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "This is a big, big conversation," External link

CBC Wednesday, July 8, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante wrote : “Our intention is that the wearing of face coverings will be mandatory in enclosed public places as of July 27, as is the case for public transit,” External link

cknw Tuesday, July 7, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante wrote : “Our intention is that the wearing of face coverings will be mandatory in enclosed public places as of July 27, as is the case for public transit,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, July 7, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante wrote : "Our intention is that the wearing of face coverings will be mandatory in enclosed public places as of July 27, as is the case for public transit," External link

simcoe Tuesday, July 7, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We must do everything to protect ourselves,” External link

cknw Tuesday, July 7, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “Despite the physical distance, it is essential for us to consult the Montreal population for this flagship project that will define the metropolis of tomorrow,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said ( about Bernard Landry ) : “I think this is a great way of honouring the memory not only of all the Irish people who came to Montreal and contributed so much into how it has evolved and continue to do so, but also honouring the memory of Bernard Landry, our premier who actually was behind the idea of Cité du Multimédia,” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, June 23, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said ( about Bernard Landry ) : “I think this is a great way of honouring the memory not only of all the Irish people who came to Montreal and contributed so much into how it has evolved and continue to do so, but also honouring the memory of Bernard Landry, our premier who actually was behind the idea of Cité du Multimédia,” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, June 23, 2020 5:55:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "Both names will be there, and for us it was so important to do so," External link

CBC Tuesday, June 23, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "It's been a rough ride for the last few months," "It's also been hard for the economy of our metropolis" External link

CBC Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "It is quite unprecedented for a city to invest so much money in a recovery plan," External link

CBC Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “It’s been a rough ride in the past few months having to deal with COVID-19 from an individual perspective, but it’s also been hard for the economy of our metropolis,” External link

montrealgazette Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante added : “They have that capacity, we don’t. But we’re trying to create this impulse, to create ways for (businesses) to feel supported, whether it is through big terraces, cutting the red tape, giving money for specific projects, whether it’s bike delivery, and helping them with their e-commerce,” External link

montrealgazette Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We wanted to accelerate the decontamination… to make sure that these lands will be ready to welcome business projects for the east end of Montreal,” External link

barrie Thursday, June 18, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “That’s a good example: we had a problem, and we had a social economy that could help, and we brought them together,” External link

barrie Thursday, June 18, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "It's been a rough ride for the last few months," "It's also been hard for the economy of our metropolis" External link

CBC Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "It is quite unprecedented for a city to invest so much money in a recovery plan," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "given their law enforcement power, it is clear our collective expectation of them is higher" External link

CBC Tuesday, June 16, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "given their law enforcement power, it is clear our collective expectation of them is higher" External link

CBC Monday, June 15, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "Usually it would be a hashtag and after two weeks, it's gone," "Somehow I feel like we've had more time as a society to reflect on these things" External link

ctvnews Monday, June 15, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "Usually it would be a hashtag and after two weeks, it's gone," "Somehow I feel like we've had more time as a society to reflect on these things" External link

barrie Monday, June 15, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "I definitely want Montrealers to enjoy this summer," External link

CBC Thursday, June 11, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "There will be a lot of cultural discoveries — surprises," "There will be a lot of sports and recreational activities being done on the pedestrian and cycling areas" External link

CBC Thursday, June 11, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "I definitely want Montrealers to enjoy this summer," External link

CBC Thursday, June 11, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "There will be a lot of cultural discoveries — surprises," "There will be a lot of sports and recreational activities being done on the pedestrian and cycling areas" External link

CBC Thursday, June 11, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “I salute the work of Espace pour la vie, which has made every effort to offer a most pleasant and safe visiting experience in the present context,” External link

barrie Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "This is a big, big conversation," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:25:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “I do take all the protest and how we are raising awareness against systemic discrimination towards certain communities, I think it’s a bigger opportunity to have bigger conversations,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "This is a big, big conversation," "I think at this point there are a lot of good ideas coming" External link

CBC Monday, June 8, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "I'm definitely open to this, but … I don't want to work in a silo," External link

CBC Monday, June 8, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “I’m convinced that we’ll continue to work together, the way we know so well how to, to find efficient solutions to these problems,” External link

barrie Monday, June 8, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We believe it is necessary, given the slower recovery of our economy due to the pandemic, which has hit Montrealers hard,” External link

globalnews Thursday, June 4, 2020 4:02:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante added : “It is also a measure that allows us to support our small merchants who are struggling to get back on their feet,” External link

globalnews Thursday, June 4, 2020 4:02:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “When you want to support the economy you need levers, a strong strategy,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "It's also a way for us to support our small businesses that are struggling to get back on their feet in these difficult times," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 3, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “When you want to support the economy you need levers, a strong strategy,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, June 3, 2020 5:25:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante déclaré : «Dans deux, trois ou quatre ans, après qu'on aura gagné les prochaines élections, après qu'on aura redonné la fierté aux Montréalais, après qu'on aura défoncé le plafond de verre, après qu'on aura donné à Montréal sa première mairesse, j'ai le goût que de Vancouver à Berlin, de Melbourne à Rio, les gens citent Montréal comme une ville innovante, écologique et progressiste. Une ville dont il faut s'inspirer» External link

lapresse-CA Monday, December 5, 2016 8:15:00 AM EAT



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Valérie Plante said : “I understand restaurant and bar owners, because it is extremely difficult for them,” “I saw some of the demands they’ve put forward to the Quebec government, and I think they make a lot of sense” External link

montrealgazette Sunday, November 29, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante added : “want to know ahead of time instead of on a week-to-week basis so they can prepare better, because for them it requires enormous energy and effort, and I think they’re pretty worn out at the moment,” External link

montrealgazette Sunday, November 29, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante says : “A bit of light and colour will do us good,” External link

montrealgazette Friday, November 27, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "It would be irresponsible to take, right away, just cut into the budget without having any ideas on how to reallocate that money, for example, in the proper efficient pragmatic way," External link

barrie Friday, November 27, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “I do hope people will move toward (the positive position), which is: ‘How about we put forward a positive vision of citizens’ engagement?’ ” External link

montrealgazette Friday, November 27, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “I chose an alter ego so that I could go deeper with some of the anecdotes,” External link

montrealgazette Friday, November 27, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “The reason I got into politics was social justice,” “And one of the subjects that is really clear around that is the ability to have a roof over your head. Housing is such a big issue . There’s inequality there — access is different depending on who you are. In fact, I talk about housing a lot all through the book, from different perspectives — artists, the elderly, families who can’t afford it, even students who are a bit stoned but still talk about it. So I wanted to deal with that, in a way that has some humour and is not too heavy” External link

montrealgazette Friday, November 27, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “It’s always a challenge, so I don’t want to minimize it,” External link

montrealgazette Friday, November 27, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said ( about Jean Drapeau ) : "There's 20 big parks on the island of Montreal which will all offer different types of activities," "Take the time to just go and discover another park, please. Parc Jean-Drapeau is a great example. It's so central, you can take the subway and boom you're there" External link

CBC Friday, November 27, 2020 3:39:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “Clearly there is this collective fatigue,” External link

montrealgazette Friday, November 27, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “They’ll bring a good dose of magic to our neighbourhoods,” “A bit of light and colour will do us good” External link

montrealgazette Friday, November 27, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “I want our teenagers and young adults to also enjoy the outdoors,” “Maybe they don’t have a full day of online classes; well, you take the bus, you grab some skis for free and you do some cross-country skiing on the mountain, or skating” External link

montrealgazette Friday, November 27, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We worked with artists, designers — it will be a very cool and unique experience,” “It encourages people to go and shop local, because this year we should encourage more than ever our local businesses. They need us to survive, not the online companies” External link

cknw Friday, November 27, 2020 12:15:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "I doubt that people will sit there for hours, because it's winter, but we want it to be fun and enjoyable," External link

barrie Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "In addition to the winter resorts, the population will be able to enjoy many Christmas markets all over Montreal," "There will be something for everyone and we strongly encourage Montrealers to visit their shopping streets for their holiday shopping" External link

barrie Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "We worked really hard […] during the summer to give more space and make sure Montrealers can move around in a very safe way," External link

CBC Thursday, November 26, 2020 3:43:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "There are still people who live in tents, there are some on Notre-Dame but there are some in other places where people are in tents," "So today we are starting this exercise of solidarity, going to every person and telling them about the different options for them" External link

CBC Tuesday, November 24, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “There has to be a better balance when it comes to supporting the existing network that we have,” “It can’t be solely on the shoulders of cities. I know it’s cooler to invest in the new stuff, but governments need to help us with the older stuff, too” External link

montrealgazette Monday, November 23, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We have to work on maintenance,” “If we compare to the city of New York, they underinvested in their subway network and they are in a place where it’s almost too late with the degradation of some stations and equipment. The STM has done a good job in maintaining what we have, but at one point, it just keeps on growing. When we talk about the Blue Line, I’m excited about the Blue Line, but it will be extra equipment we need to take care of. We need better participation from other levels of governments” External link

montrealgazette Monday, November 23, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante martelé : «Je ne vais pas m’excuser de ne pas être peureuse et de mettre la question de la sécurité des petits, des familles, des personnes aînées à l’avant-plan» External link

journaldemontreal Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante wrote : "We are working hard to support our businesses during this time, and we will continue to listen to needs," External link

barrie Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “The status of our common language is of the greatest concern to me,” External link

montrealgazette Monday, November 16, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “Any mayor will tell you that one of our main preoccupation is to allow the most amount of people to move in the quickest and most efficient way possible,” “And, to be frank, the way to do it is with large-scale public transport like the REM” External link

barrie Monday, November 16, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We deployed our paramedic supervisor and our medical tactical team to the scene to help out with the SPVM,” External link

montrealgazette Saturday, November 14, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante dit ( about Denis Coderre ) : «Si Denis Coderre se présente aux prochaines élections municipales, les gens auront le choix de se positionner entre un politicien du passé et une politicienne qui regarde vers l’avant» External link

journaldemontreal Friday, November 13, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "For me, during a pandemic, cutting into services is not a good idea," External link

CBC Friday, November 13, 2020 1:47:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "I think it’s important to start by mentioning the particular situation we’ve found ourselves in to present the budget," "These are subjects that we’re not only comfortable with, but that we believe" External link

barrie Friday, November 13, 2020 4:10:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "is being presented during the worst crisis in our recent history," External link

barrie Thursday, November 12, 2020 9:33:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "Today, more than ever, as our local businesses are shaken by the health crisis, this measure is necessary," External link

barrie Thursday, November 12, 2020 9:33:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We really wanted to have a budget that, in our opinion, will comfort people, a bit like the tax freeze that we announced earlier this month, but also a budget that looks to the future,” External link

montrealgazette Thursday, November 12, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante dit : «On souhaitait vraiment avoir un budget qui selon nous va venir réconforter les gens, un peu à la manière du gel de taxes que nous avons [annoncé] plus tôt ce mois-ci, mais qui regarde vers le futur» External link

journaldemontreal Thursday, November 12, 2020 2:34:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "We want to make sure that people of different backgrounds feel comfortable, feel welcome," External link

CBC Wednesday, November 11, 2020 1:27:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante explique : «Je ne suis pas plus craintive. Quand j’ai ri, c’est parce que je ne pense pas à ça à longueur de journée. J’ai tellement de choses à gérer, dont la COVID. C’est pas que j’ai ri en me disant "haha je suis au-dessus de tout", pas du tout» External link

journaldemontreal Tuesday, November 10, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “It might be the case that is will affect snow removal. I think it’s reality. That’s what we’re all now living with,” External link

cknw Tuesday, November 10, 2020 3:35:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “It might be the case that is will affect snow removal. I think it’s reality. That’s what we’re all now living with,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, November 10, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “I think we need to celebrate when we are able to see more diversity and parity within our decisional organizations,” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, November 10, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “As mayor of Montreal, being part of the C40 (group of 40 major cities in the world), I work with cities around the world including in the U.S. It’s been tough for those mayors around climate change and racism,” “I’m relieved for them. They will have the opportunity to move forward on (those issues) now” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, November 10, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "When there is an outbreak, that can definitely be difficult," "We will have to adapt how we work" External link

CBC Monday, November 9, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “This will be a team effort between all the districts,” External link

barrie Monday, November 9, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We have to have diversity in mind,” “We want to make sure people from different backgrounds feel comfortable, feel welcome” External link

barrie Monday, November 9, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "Montreal has to remain an island for everyone and not just for the most affluent," External link

CBC Friday, November 6, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “I guess this is why I’m so confident today,” External link

globalnews Friday, November 6, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “It’s hard for me to believe that it was only a year ago that Greta (Thunberg) was here that we were half a million in the street asking for change,” External link

montrealgazette Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “I’m really proud of that,” External link

montrealgazette Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “So far, I would say that the second wave, since we got into the red zone, we know better what’s coming up,” “We know better this time what to do” External link

montrealgazette Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We wanted to present it during the spring, it’s ready. But we definitely felt that it was not the right time, so we postponed it. Then we wanted to do it right before we got into the red zone again. I was like ‘Nooo!’ ” “I think it’s important when you have big pieces like that, that people are willing to listen and envision themselves in the future. And right now people are dealing with day-to-day struggles versus we want to present a vision for the future, in terms of environmental transition. This is just one example” External link

montrealgazette Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "This is not a report to be put on the shelf," External link

barrie Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante told : “What we’re announcing and what we will propose to the next meeting of city council is that all city councillors contribute the budgetary exercise of 2020 by suspending the (2.1 per cent) indexation of their salaries,” External link

montrealgazette Wednesday, November 4, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante wrote : "All the eyes of the world, and especially Montréal’s, are on the US Election tonight. Good luck @JoeBiden, @KamalaHarris, your high school city is rooting for you!" External link

barrie Wednesday, November 4, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “This is huge and it’s based on the Projet Montréal values that I care for, ” External link

montrealgazette Wednesday, November 4, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "I'm definitely asking the population — the people in their tents right now — to slowly accept the support we are offering them," External link

CBC Wednesday, November 4, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “I am very happy with this agreement in principle, which is the result of an approach based on communication and collaboration on the part of both parties,” External link

montrealgazette Monday, November 2, 2020 4:59:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “I am very happy with this agreement in principle, which is the result of an approach based on communication and collaboration on the part of both parties,” External link

montrealgazette Sunday, November 1, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “This is huge and it’s based on the Projet Montréal values that I care for, ” External link

montrealgazette Saturday, October 31, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “My message is we are taking this vey seriously. This is what happened that a woman died and it’s a dangerous one,” “Our administration truly believes in zero vision , so we will do everything we can as fast as we can to do it” External link

globalnews Friday, October 23, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “The Christmas season is always the time for small businesses to do (well), but this year it is actually crucial,” External link

montrealgazette Thursday, October 22, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “That means 18,000 parking spaces will be available,” External link

cknw Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “It is to encourage physical distancing and reduce lineups,” External link

cknw Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "The online shopping giants don't need us to survive, but our local stores do — the ones who pay taxes and are part of our community," "We have a responsibility, all of us, to support merchants and those businesses that we love so much" External link

CBC Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “It is to encourage physical distancing and reduce lineups,” External link

globalnews Thursday, October 22, 2020 6:56:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "It was important for us to talk with our different partners to find solutions to increase the number of beds, keeping in mind the bad weather and the cold coming up," External link

CBC Thursday, October 22, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "The online shopping giants don't need us to survive, but our local stores do," External link

CBC Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “I won’t hide that it is difficult for me, that it’s difficult for my family, for my children, who worry about their mum,” “Yesterday I received a message, a comment that said, ‘Well, when you have that job you have to expect it. It comes with the job.’ Well, sorry, but it is not part of the job. That I might be criticized, not liked, or disagreed with, yes, that is part of the job. But to receive death threats is not part of the job, and we can’t accept that premise. And I don’t think most of the population does accept it, by the way. Violence, or people who … think it’s OK to make threats, we have to say loud and clear that no, it’s not OK” External link

montrealgazette Thursday, October 22, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “Democracy happens with words, and we can exchange words, that’s fine,” “But to start threatening the physical integrity of a person or their family, that is small, and it has no place in a democracy like ours” External link

montrealgazette Thursday, October 22, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “Legally, they are following along with the linguistic jurisdiction of Montreal, but in times of pandemic we should all be open to the need of having people be informed,” External link

globalnews Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "Year after year, Montréal International contributes to raising the city's profile. In this year marked by an unprecedented health crisis, Montréal International stayed the course and was able to post record results. Its exceptional work allows Montréal to navigate the crisis with confidence and to envisage a successful recovery once the pandemic is contained. I am proud to underscore the prestigious distinction awarded by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) to Montréal International, the best economic development agency in the world. I want to thank the entire Montréal International team for its dedication, vision and desire to always push the boundaries to make the city a world leader in economic development," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “will support us in dealing with the financial challenges connected to COVID-19,” External link

montrealgazette Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “This is why today we appreciate not only the amount of money but also the flexibility,” “We can use it for 2020 and 2021. We know COVID is going to be here for a while” External link

barrie Tuesday, October 13, 2020 11:56:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "I think we must seize the opportunity to quickly give a roof to many people who are currently on the streets or who have a very precarious status," External link

CBC Tuesday, October 13, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "There are many people who have decided to turn to shelters, and when we talk about homelessness, there are many different types of profiles," External link

CBC Tuesday, October 13, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "Several hotels have contacted us, including those that were requisitioned last spring," "We are looking into it with them" External link

CBC Tuesday, October 13, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "I think we must seize the opportunity to quickly give a roof to many people who are currently on the streets or who have a very precarious status," External link

CBC Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "There are many people who have decided to turn to shelters, and when we talk about homelessness, there are many different types of profiles," External link

CBC Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante dit : «Je crois que ça va faire partie des attentes de la population lors des prochaines élections» External link

journaldemontreal Friday, October 9, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "Recent events, here at home and beyond our borders, remind us that the fight not only has to continue, but must intensify," "The death of Joyce Echaquan is a sad reminder of that" External link

CBC Friday, October 9, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “The first (recommendation) was to recognize there is systemic racism and discrimination throughout the city…,” External link

barrie Friday, October 9, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante responded : "It's for the premier to decide which words he wants to go for, but I do think that recognizing that it exists doesn't make Quebecers or Montrealers racist" External link

barrie Friday, October 9, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "We've heard the concerns of merchants," External link

barrie Thursday, October 8, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "We will celebrate once we are out of this red zone," External link

barrie Wednesday, October 7, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante says : “It’s a difficult but manageable financial situation,” External link

montrealgazette Friday, October 2, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “There will have to be a lot busses, electric busses. Things need to be done for this to happen, but I truly believe in this project,” External link

barrie Friday, October 2, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante told : “It will be 28 days that will be particularly difficult for restaurateurs, bar owners and also the cultural milieu ,” External link

montrealgazette Wednesday, September 30, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We need to do efforts – all of us,” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, September 29, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “If your friends ask you to go to the park with the kids, say no,” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, September 29, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “Gatherings like those we saw at the Tam-Tams last weekend are not acceptable,” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, September 29, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We need to do efforts – all of us,” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “If your friends ask you to go to the park with the kids, say no,” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “Gatherings like those we saw at the Tam-Tams last weekend are not acceptable,” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We need to do efforts – all of us,” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, September 29, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “If your friends ask you to go to the park with the kids, say no,” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, September 29, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “Gatherings like those we saw at the Tam-Tams last weekend are not acceptable,” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, September 29, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante déclaré : «Je ne peux pas accepter qu’il y ait des manifestants antimasques qui viennent à Montréal. Là, on a été plus durement touchés! En plus, qu’ils veulent venir dans un quartier, dans le coin de Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension, où les gens sont le plus durement touchés. S’ils veulent aller manifester dans un champ de patates, c’est leur affaire!» External link

journaldemontreal Tuesday, September 29, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We need to do efforts – all of us,” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, September 29, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “If your friends ask you to go to the park with the kids, say no,” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, September 29, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “Gatherings like those we saw at the Tam-Tams last weekend are not acceptable,” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, September 29, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “In Montreal, we’re not like that – we stand in solidarity,” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, September 29, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante lance : «Je nous demande collectivement de diminuer au maximum les rassemblements. Je nous demande de faire preuve de résilience comme on l’a fait pendant la première vague et d’attendre plus tard pour se rassembler» External link

journaldemontreal Sunday, September 27, 2020 10:49:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante dit : «Mais c’est évident que si ça continue à monter, on va devoir avoir une approche mur à mur» External link

journaldemontreal Sunday, September 27, 2020 10:49:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "I know it's difficult, I want to acknowledge that we do want to see our friends and family but ... we're definitely in a second wave," External link

wacotrib Tuesday, September 22, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We need to absolutely limit the number of contacts,” External link

barrie Monday, September 21, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "It is up to us, all of us, to do everything we can to limit the spread. We can do it and we must do it," External link

barrie Monday, September 21, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We will need to see the agreement and what is in there,” “How do we make sure the money goes to the right place? As cities, we are on the ground — we know what’s going on, we know what are the needs. We want to make sure we still have flexibility and good programs” External link

globalnews Friday, September 18, 2020 11:28:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "Just turn on to Notre-Dame Street where about 70 people are living in a tent city," "They will tell you they don't just want (temporary) aid, they need homes" External link

barrie Friday, September 18, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "We don't like police interfering in the private sphere - but that being said we've done it in the first wave - with tickets for example," External link

barrie Friday, September 18, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante expliqué ( about Rene Levesque ) : «Les chantiers, c'est complexe. Il est important, pour moi, de comprendre cette complexité et comment on peut rendre ça moins compliqué. Avec l'Escouade mobilité, nous avons visité jeudi trois chantiers, un sur la rue Fullum, le chantier de la rue Saint-Denis et celui-ci sur René-Lévesque. À l'endroit où on se trouve, c'est un chantier privé. Seulement 25% des chantiers sont pilotés par la Ville de Montréal» External link

journaldemontreal Friday, September 18, 2020 3:12:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "On St-Denis, we are trying to find a solution," External link

CBC Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “The events of recent days involving firearms are worrying,” External link

barrie Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "A greater police presence is ensured in Old Montreal as part of the implementation of a visibility plan," "At times deemed more critical – especially when bars close – police will be present continuously, by car and bicycle, near targeted locations" External link

barrie Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante told : "When I saw placards that read 'do you know anyone who died of COVID?' I found it particularly disturbing," External link

CBC Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "It is one thing to disagree but it is quite another to hold a demonstration where no one is wearing a mask," "And after it, where did those people go? They went home. Maybe they have children who go to school. Maybe they had dinner with friends" External link

CBC Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "Because we feel like there's going to be another one," "We both agree that the last thing we want is to confine everybody again" External link

CBC Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "We are taking the situation very seriously and we are putting a series of actions in place to curb the problem of violent crime," External link

simcoe Tuesday, September 15, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "We are taking the situation very seriously and we are putting a series of actions in place to curb the problem of violent crime," External link

simcoe Tuesday, September 15, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “The events of recent days involving firearms are worrying, but I want to reassure Montrealers we are taking the situation very seriously and are implementing a whole series of actions to stem the problem of violent crime,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We cannot accept that acts likely to seriously injure or even kill citizens occur on the territory of Montreal,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “The events of recent days involving firearms are worrying,” External link

barrie Monday, September 14, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “A greater police presence is ensured in Old Montreal as part of the implementation of a visibility plan,” “At times deemed more critical – especially when bars close – police will be present continuously, by car and bicycle, near targeted locations” External link

barrie Monday, September 14, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "I did hear what a lot of people had to say about what they like and they don't like right now," External link

barrie Wednesday, September 9, 2020 6:08:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We need a special law to accelerate the expropriation process and plan development around the stations as quickly as possible,” External link

barrie Monday, September 7, 2020 4:12:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante dit : «Pour moi, on ne peut voir de solutions mur-à-mur à Montréal» External link

journaldemontreal Friday, September 4, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “This increase concerns me and I appeal to everyone’s vigilance,” External link

montrealgazette Friday, September 4, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “This increase concerns me and I appeal to everyone’s vigilance,” External link

montrealgazette Thursday, September 3, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We’re encouraging all the employers to bring back their people up to that level,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, September 2, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "The current pandemic is shaking up our habits. This is difficult for many of us, especially our merchants, our business community and our downtown stakeholders. There are many questions and the concerns are very real," "We will have to be innovative and be patient, but I am convinced that we will get there" External link

barrie Tuesday, September 1, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “The reasons why downtown has been hard hit (economically) is because it normally moves at the rhythm of thousands of workers who arrive in the morning and and leave at night or stay in the city. But it also moves to the rhythm of tourism and foreign students — three elements that are hard hit right now,” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, September 1, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “It is an element we will continue to reinforce to help downtown,” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, September 1, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said ( about John A MacDonald ) : “I strongly condemn the acts of vandalism that took place this afternoon in downtown Montréal, which led to the John A. Macdonald statue being torn down. Such gestures cannot be accepted nor tolerated,” External link

theepochtimes Monday, August 31, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "We're getting into the cold season, so that's a security issue, it's a sanitary issue, so we need to support those people," External link

CBC Monday, August 31, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "We're getting into the cold season, so that's a security issue, it's a sanitary issue, so we need to support those people," External link

CBC Monday, August 31, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "We know that certain historical monuments, here and elsewhere, are at the heart of emotional debate. I reiterate that I prefer to put them in context rather than simply removing them," "I am also in favour of adding monuments that will be more representative of the society to which we all aspire" External link

ctvnews Monday, August 31, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “It is high time to finish the Blue Line project. People in the east end have been waiting for it since 1988,” External link

montrealgazette Sunday, August 30, 2020 5:00:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “Ultimately, what we want is a room for everyone here in Montreal and in our society,” “I think we’re definitely seeing that COVID has changed how we see precariousness” External link

globalnews Friday, August 28, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We’re not going to burn any tents. That it is not the plan at all,” “We’ve never acted this way and we’re not going to start now. We will accompany everyone” External link

globalnews Friday, August 28, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We didn’t want the health crisis to become a humanitarian crisis,” External link

montrealgazette Friday, August 28, 2020 2:13:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante assuré : «La façon dont la Ville de Montréal travaille avec ses partenaires, ce n’est pas par la coercition. On ne veut pas les déstabiliser davantage. Si on s’attend à voir une descente de police, pis des pépines : il n’y aura pas ça lundi prochain, c’est pas du tout ça le plan» External link

journaldemontreal Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "We're getting into the cold season, so that's a security issue, it's a sanitary issue, so we need to support those people," External link

CBC Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "We're not going to go in there with police officers forcing people to leave. We're not going to burn any tents. That is not the plan at all," External link

CBC Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante écrit : «Il est plus que temps que le projet de la ligne bleue soit réalisé. Ça fait depuis 1988 que la population de l’Est l’attend. Suite à l’échec du projet de loi 61, on s’attend à ce qu’il y en ait un sur la table pour la rentrée parlementaire» External link

journaldemontreal Wednesday, August 26, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante assure : «Toute la rédaction de mes textes, parce que je suis une auteure, ça s’est terminé en décembre 2019. Donc pendant la COVID, j’étais toute là et ça ne m’empêche pas de faire mon travail» External link

journaldemontreal Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “This is an emblematic place that is important for Montreal,” “I’m very happy to see how the renovation highlights this wonderful building. It reminds us of the Olympic Games, and the transformation (in 1992) of the Vélodrome into the Biodôme” External link

montrealgazette Friday, August 21, 2020 2:46:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "It took two years to make the experience even better," External link

CBC Thursday, August 20, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante added : "One way to rally people around (the importance of biodiversity) is to show, concretely, what (it) is and what it provides us with on a daily basis. And that's exactly what the Biodôme does," External link

barrie Thursday, August 20, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “Joe Norton has been an ally of Mtl, working towards reconciliation from the start,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, August 16, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “Joe Norton has been an ally of Mtl, working towards reconciliation from the start,” External link

680news Sunday, August 16, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "Joe Norton has been an ally of Mtl, working towards reconciliation from the start," External link

simcoe Sunday, August 16, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “The unprecedented crisis we are navigating presents significant challenges on multiple fronts. One of them is the survival of downtown Montréal, an important district whose economic vitality has ripple effects throughout Québec,” External link

barrie Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:41:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "Montrealers will be able to benefit from an additional downtown space where it will be pleasant to encourage the local economy, to eat or simply to get outdoors," External link

CBC Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "Montrealers will be able to benefit from an additional place in the city centre where it will be pleasant to help the local economy, to eat, or simply to get outside," External link

barrie Friday, July 24, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "Because of confinement measures, the downtown is deserted by workers and students and tourists," "It's a reality we have to deal with" External link

CBC Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "I'm pleased and very proud that so many Montrealers responded, 'yes, I'm going to get tested.' But [they] are waiting in line for four or five hours," External link

CBC Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “That being said, we need to take it very seriously,” “The police officer will be receiving their training from the health network soon” External link

cknw Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “That being said, we need to take it very seriously,” “The police officer will be receiving their training from the health network soon” External link

globalnews Thursday, July 16, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "I am happy. I am touched that Montrealers responded in such large numbers. This is good news, but making them wait 4 or 5 hours is not acceptable," External link

barrie Thursday, July 16, 2020 3:12:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "I'm pleased and very proud that so many Montrealers responded, 'yes, I'm going to get tested.' But [they] are waiting in line for four or five hours," "I expect that if you make such a big call ... there have to be enough resources to respond quickly" External link

CBC Thursday, July 16, 2020 1:49:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "It's been difficult for downtown Montreal, which lives on students and workers," "We don't want other outbreaks, we want to minimize the risks, but we also need to help those that are in great difficulty at this moment" External link

timescolonist Thursday, July 16, 2020 1:07:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "We were the epicentre. I do not want to relive that, and clearly Montrealers don't want to either," "To see people waiting in line for hours to get a test, I see people who are responsible, who take it seriously, so we have to make it easier for them" External link

timescolonist Thursday, July 16, 2020 1:07:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "We were the epicentre. I do not want to relive that, and clearly Montrealers don't want to either," "To see people waiting in line for hours to get a test, I see people who are responsible, who take it seriously, so we have to make it easier for them" External link

simcoe Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "It's been difficult for downtown Montreal, which lives on students and workers," "We don't want other outbreaks, we want to minimize the risks, but we also need to help those that are in great difficulty at this moment" External link

simcoe Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "It's been difficult for downtown Montreal, which lives on students and workers," "We don't want other outbreaks, we want to minimize the risks, but we also need to help those that are in great difficulty at this moment" External link

barrie Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:34:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "We were the epicentre. I do not want to relive that, and clearly Montrealers don't want to either," "To see people waiting in line for hours to get a test, I see people who are responsible, who take it seriously, so we have to make it easier for them" External link

barrie Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:34:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “It’s a magnificent project that allows us to reappropriate our waterfront and highlight the St. Lawrence River,” External link

montrealgazette Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:58:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "This is one of the old benches put in place by the previous administration, and I roundly condemned them," External link

CBC Friday, July 10, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "These are the old benches set up by the previous administration that I have extensively condemned," "This bench has no place in the vicinity of Cabot Square because it contributes to the stigmatization of people experiencing homelessness" External link

barrie Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “It’s a magnificent project that allows us to reappropriate our waterfront and highlight the St. Lawrence River,” External link

montrealgazette Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:24:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "It's a first in Quebec," External link

CBC Wednesday, July 8, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “It’s a conversation I’ve already started to have with the SPVM,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:04:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "This is not desirable, but at some point, we must collectively be responsible," External link

CBC Wednesday, July 8, 2020 3:13:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "This is a big, big conversation," External link

CBC Wednesday, July 8, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante wrote : “Our intention is that the wearing of face coverings will be mandatory in enclosed public places as of July 27, as is the case for public transit,” External link

cknw Tuesday, July 7, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante wrote : “Our intention is that the wearing of face coverings will be mandatory in enclosed public places as of July 27, as is the case for public transit,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, July 7, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante wrote : "Our intention is that the wearing of face coverings will be mandatory in enclosed public places as of July 27, as is the case for public transit," External link

simcoe Tuesday, July 7, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We must do everything to protect ourselves,” External link

cknw Tuesday, July 7, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “Despite the physical distance, it is essential for us to consult the Montreal population for this flagship project that will define the metropolis of tomorrow,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said ( about Bernard Landry ) : “I think this is a great way of honouring the memory not only of all the Irish people who came to Montreal and contributed so much into how it has evolved and continue to do so, but also honouring the memory of Bernard Landry, our premier who actually was behind the idea of Cité du Multimédia,” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, June 23, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said ( about Bernard Landry ) : “I think this is a great way of honouring the memory not only of all the Irish people who came to Montreal and contributed so much into how it has evolved and continue to do so, but also honouring the memory of Bernard Landry, our premier who actually was behind the idea of Cité du Multimédia,” External link

montrealgazette Tuesday, June 23, 2020 5:55:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "Both names will be there, and for us it was so important to do so," External link

CBC Tuesday, June 23, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "It's been a rough ride for the last few months," "It's also been hard for the economy of our metropolis" External link

CBC Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "It is quite unprecedented for a city to invest so much money in a recovery plan," External link

CBC Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “It’s been a rough ride in the past few months having to deal with COVID-19 from an individual perspective, but it’s also been hard for the economy of our metropolis,” External link

montrealgazette Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante added : “They have that capacity, we don’t. But we’re trying to create this impulse, to create ways for (businesses) to feel supported, whether it is through big terraces, cutting the red tape, giving money for specific projects, whether it’s bike delivery, and helping them with their e-commerce,” External link

montrealgazette Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We wanted to accelerate the decontamination… to make sure that these lands will be ready to welcome business projects for the east end of Montreal,” External link

barrie Thursday, June 18, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “That’s a good example: we had a problem, and we had a social economy that could help, and we brought them together,” External link

barrie Thursday, June 18, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "It's been a rough ride for the last few months," "It's also been hard for the economy of our metropolis" External link

CBC Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "It is quite unprecedented for a city to invest so much money in a recovery plan," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "given their law enforcement power, it is clear our collective expectation of them is higher" External link

CBC Tuesday, June 16, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "given their law enforcement power, it is clear our collective expectation of them is higher" External link

CBC Monday, June 15, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "Usually it would be a hashtag and after two weeks, it's gone," "Somehow I feel like we've had more time as a society to reflect on these things" External link

ctvnews Monday, June 15, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "Usually it would be a hashtag and after two weeks, it's gone," "Somehow I feel like we've had more time as a society to reflect on these things" External link

barrie Monday, June 15, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "I definitely want Montrealers to enjoy this summer," External link

CBC Thursday, June 11, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "There will be a lot of cultural discoveries — surprises," "There will be a lot of sports and recreational activities being done on the pedestrian and cycling areas" External link

CBC Thursday, June 11, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "I definitely want Montrealers to enjoy this summer," External link

CBC Thursday, June 11, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "There will be a lot of cultural discoveries — surprises," "There will be a lot of sports and recreational activities being done on the pedestrian and cycling areas" External link

CBC Thursday, June 11, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “I salute the work of Espace pour la vie, which has made every effort to offer a most pleasant and safe visiting experience in the present context,” External link

barrie Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "This is a big, big conversation," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:25:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “I do take all the protest and how we are raising awareness against systemic discrimination towards certain communities, I think it’s a bigger opportunity to have bigger conversations,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "This is a big, big conversation," "I think at this point there are a lot of good ideas coming" External link

CBC Monday, June 8, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "I'm definitely open to this, but … I don't want to work in a silo," External link

CBC Monday, June 8, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “I’m convinced that we’ll continue to work together, the way we know so well how to, to find efficient solutions to these problems,” External link

barrie Monday, June 8, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “We believe it is necessary, given the slower recovery of our economy due to the pandemic, which has hit Montrealers hard,” External link

globalnews Thursday, June 4, 2020 4:02:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante added : “It is also a measure that allows us to support our small merchants who are struggling to get back on their feet,” External link

globalnews Thursday, June 4, 2020 4:02:00 AM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “When you want to support the economy you need levers, a strong strategy,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : "It's also a way for us to support our small businesses that are struggling to get back on their feet in these difficult times," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 3, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante said : “When you want to support the economy you need levers, a strong strategy,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, June 3, 2020 5:25:00 PM EAT

Valérie Plante déclaré : «Dans deux, trois ou quatre ans, après qu'on aura gagné les prochaines élections, après qu'on aura redonné la fierté aux Montréalais, après qu'on aura défoncé le plafond de verre, après qu'on aura donné à Montréal sa première mairesse, j'ai le goût que de Vancouver à Berlin, de Melbourne à Rio, les gens citent Montréal comme une ville innovante, écologique et progressiste. Une ville dont il faut s'inspirer» External link

lapresse-CA Monday, December 5, 2016 8:15:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
chef21.05%FR10/27/201727/10/2017
leader50.00%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
opposante5.26%FR10/25/201725/10/2017
maire5.26%FR10/19/201719/10/2017
élu2.63%FR12/05/201605/12/2016
conseiller de ville2.63%FR10/24/201624/10/2016
conseillère de la ville2.63%FR10/24/201624/10/2016
conseillère5.26%FR10/10/201610/10/2016
councillor5.26%EN09/19/201619/09/2016
Names Lang Count
Valérie PlanteFR64.89%
Valérie PlanteEN35.11%


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