Les Amis du Parc Meadowbrook recently presented a brief critical of Montreal’s proposed new Réseau électrique métropolitain (REM) electric train network. The four branches of the 67-kilometre network would link Brossard, Trudeau Airport, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue and Deux-Montagnes with downtown Montreal. The $5.5-billion project would be built by the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, through its subsidiary CDPQ Infra.
Les Amis steering committee member Daniel Boulerice presented the brief on Sept. 27, 2016 during environmental hearings held by the provincial Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE). He predicted that the project will increase urban sprawl and destroy remaining natural spaces, and that it will be an unwise investment of public money in terms of cost, impact and utility.
The brief, which was presented in English only, is attached here.