CHALLENGE : TRANSPORT VS HEALTH
At the city council meeting of August 22, 2022, the mayor announced that he was suspending actions concerning the noise barrier pending the resolution of a dispute on the following subject:
Is there a public health problem along Highway 20?
After unsuccessful telephone calls, the mayor asked the Minister of Health, Mr. Christian Dubé and the Minister of Transport, Mr. François Bonnardel to agree on this issue.
This is a revolution of the situation because, until now, we were the only ones of this opinion.
- Dr. David Kaiser was added, he is an eminent medical specialist in Public Health and Preventive Medicine at the Direction régionale de santé publique de Montréal. He works on several files related to the urban environment and health, including environmental noise. The Direction falls under the Ministry of Health and Social Services.
- The debate between these two Ministers could result in the MTQ having to pay the TOTAL cost of the noise barriers ON BOTH SIDES OF THE 20 AND THE RAILS!
THIS IS ENORMOUS! But it is not over.