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The Association of Suburban Municipalities (ASM), which represents the Montreal agglomeration’s demerged municipalities, denounces the abusive increases in the 2023 operating budget revealed Tuesday night by the Municipal Administration of Montreal and calls for an immediate and fair adjustment of the quotas.

For Beny Masella, President of the ASM and Mayor of Montreal West,  "What is asked of the citizens of the demerged municipalities shamelessly surpasses that of other citizens of the Island of Montreal. While they already pay much more, the demerged municipalities receive fewer services. For example, there is much less police presence and a very minimal and insufficient public transit offer for citizens demerged municipalities compared to their neighbours living in Montreal. The Municipal Administration of Montreal seems to consider that there are two classes of citizens on the Island of Montreal. This is socially and morally unacceptable."

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