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If you’re not busy planning your St. Clair boycott, let your mind wander up the 401 again. In response to my post about Projet Montreal below, and the idea of municipal level parties, Carl Wilson wrote in and shed some light on how things work up there:

Actually, Montreal city politics has been a contest between municipal parties for decades and decades. ProJet is nothing new, just the latest. The Montreal Citizens’ Movement (MCM) is the most storied of the parties, now defunct. The current mayor’s party is something called the Montreal Island Citizens Union, the prev. mayor was with Vision Montreal. Some of these parties are more substantial than others. But it’s not a new idea for Mtl at all, nor I think elsewhere in Quebec. Worth reading up on for civic politics junkies.

I’m always fascinated by regional differences in Canada, especially with such a small population.