Should Politicians Have to Submit to IQ/Motivational Testing Prior to Running for Office?

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At tonight's Pierrefonds Council Meeting I asked Mayor Worth about Montreal's policy of providing Velo Quebec with $1 million/yr. while at the same time charging charities and non-profits (that do raise funds for worthy causes) thousands of dollars to stage their events upon Montreal property. 

Worth advised that she was unaware of the events to which I was referring, and that Montreal would not be changing its policy of charging charities while not charging Velo QC, an organization that unlike other Montreal events, and events throughout the world, will not add a charity component to their event. 

The Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation, Arthritis Society, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Inflammatory Bowel Foundation and many others have to pay Montreal for what Montreal taxpayers give absolutely free to Velo Quebec. 

Why does Velo Quebec  receive preferential treatment compared to charities, and other non-profits that do have a charity component? 

On the day of the last election Mayor Tremblay's party used Velo QC headquarters as a call centre. While Velo QC founder/past-president Michel Labrecque was not re-elected to public office, Mayor Tremblay appointed him as Chair of the STM. 

Does this sound like a conflict of interest or favouritism to you?  Do you think that Montreal should give Velo QC $1million/yr and then charge charities that fund medical research that actually saves lives?

Mayor Worth and Mayor Tremblay may be reached at MWorth@ville.montreal.qc.ca;Maire@ville.montreal.qc.ca and both of them  welcome your opinion immediately.

Kindly forward this story to others and help end Montreal's behaviour.

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  • Murray Levine
    October 05, 2011 - 07:59

    Borough Mayor Monique Worth has been reprimanded by the Minister of Municipal Affairs for taking from public funds for expenses that she was not entitled to. She has not reimbursed the borough and the ministry (as stupid as it sounds) may not force her to do so! The citizens of the borough have my sympathies but the majority that voted for any one candidate voited for Monique Worth.

  • Murray Levine
    Murray Levine
    March 12, 2011 - 07:26

    Here is my confrontation at a city council meeting with Gerald Tremblay, the Mayor of Montreal http://murraymakingadifference.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/murray-asks-a-question-mayor-tremblay-feb-21st/ Don't you just love it when you ask a politician a question and they try and baffle those listening?