Cote Saint-Luc asking Quebec government to let city councillors attend meetings virtually

Côte Saint-Luc metropolis councillors are asking the province to allow them to meet nearly amid coronavirus considerations as Quebec compels municipalities to renew in-person council conferences.

The council unanimously adopted a decision to make the request on Monday.

In late March, the province gave municipalities new directives to return to in-person conferences, however the metropolis’s mayor, Mitchell Brownstein, and metropolis councilor Mike Cohen, each of whom are immunocompromised, requested: “why put individuals in danger as this sixth wave is seeing case numbers soar?”

“Elected officers with underlying medical points shouldn’t need to determine whether or not to place their council job forward of their well being,” stated Brownstein.

“Whereas in-person conferences at the moment are required once more, town council believes Quebec legislation needs to be amended to allow elected officers to take part remotely.”

After assembly nearly because the starting of the pandemic, town stated just one individual confirmed up for his or her first assembly again on April 11.

Reached by CTV Information on Wednesday, the Union des municipalites du Quebec stated it’s now talking with the municipal affairs minister to see if they will come to some sort of settlement to proceed council conferences nearly. 

— With recordsdata from CTV Information Montreal’s Rob Lurie


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