- Municipal Council
Town of Mount Royal, July 25, 2018 – At a public meeting in July, Mount Royal’s Town Council agreed to contribute soon to the fundraising efforts of the Les Pollués de Montréal-Trudeau pressure group.
As has been the case with other causes in recent years, the Town will match – up to a maximum of $5,000 – the total donations received from Mount Royal residents during the Les Pollués de Montréal-Trudeau campaign. The last time the Town did this was in 2017 to encourage support for the victims of the British Columbia forest fires and opposition to the proposed redrawing of the borders of Mont-Royal riding.
In contrast to past causes, which targeted a temporary situation, the financial support this time around will be provided on a one-time, limited-time basis as the pressure group seeks permanent sources of funding. Les Pollués de Montréal-Trudeau has taken an interest in air transportation in Montreal and its effects on the sound environment since 2012. In the process, it has waged an ongoing battle with Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) and various government authorities regarding the location of flight corridors, the altitude of aircraft, the conditions of the nighttime curfew and more. Donations can be made at any time on the organization’s website, lpdmt.org.
Only donations received from Mount Royal residents between August 15 and September 28, 2018, will qualify for matching by Town of Mount Royal under the financial support agreement announced in July. Townies will have the choice of donating online at lpdmt.org or using one of the donation boxes to be temporarily placed in the municipal library, Town Hall and Town of Mount Royal Recreation Centre. The funds raised will be used to pay various expenses related to the class action planned by Les Pollués de Montréal-Trudeau.
This is the second time the Town has worked with the pressure group. In 2014, Mount Royal presented the group with two sound-level meters designed to measure, in decibels, the noise caused by aircraft flying over the Town by isolating it from the ambient noise.