Barack Obama will be holding a speech at the Palais des Congres.
So far, the only thing anyone knows for sure so far is that Barack Obama's speech will be held at 5:00 PM, It will last 30 minutes, followed by a 30 minute Q&A.
The rest of his plans are being kept confidential. The same goes for the topic of his speech, the former president has been permission to talk about anything he wants so no one knows exactly what this speech will be about.
The Montreal Chamber of Commerce admitted that organizing this visit has been their biggest logistical challenge ever since they only had 4 weeks to get everything done. They even considered the Bell Center as a possible venue to make sure they could fit eveyone in.
The speech will be broadcast on CNN, CTV and Global in English and on TVA and RDI in French
Her plan, self-described as "ambitious," aims to boost what she already says has been the "best economic recovery" in Canada post-pandemic.
But while the economic aspect of downtown is looking positive, "there is still work to be done to enhance our downtown area and make it more attractive to workers, businesses, tourists, and Montrealers from all over the island," according to her party.
If reelected mayor, Plante promises to:
"support the Palais des Congrès expansion project, and consequently the covering of a part of the Ville-Marie highway;"
"offer free parking downtown on evenings and weekends in December to support our merchants during the holiday season;"
"[accelerate] construction sites and [limit] potential nuisances;"
"support the redevelopment of large offices into adequate spaces to accommodate [small and medium enterprises] and start-ups;"
make "a $1 billion investment by 2030 to develop beautiful, large public plazas in downtown, redevelop key commercial arteries and create vibrant living environments;"
"green" downtown by planting 500,000 trees in four years;
and "facilitate the transformation of vacant office space into housing."
The Montreal municipal election is on November 6 and 7.*
Back in February, OASIS immersion, Canada's largest indoor immersive experience, opened and instantly added a burst of colour to the city. It quickly became a go-to spot for locals and tourists alike, which started off by showcasing the exhibit Inspirations. And now, there's an all-new exhibit for you to check out!
MTL Blog got the chance to get a sneak peek of the new exhibit, titled Unwind, which opens to the public on Thursday, October 7.
The space is separated into three different rooms, all with a different purpose. Visitors begin by going through the "Relaxation" room where the digital art provides a sense of peace. They then make their way into the "Stimulation" room where their senses become awakened. The works presented in the final room, "Reconnection," are meant to make one feel reconnected with themselves, others, and nature.
This new immersive experience features 10 works by digital artists from both Quebec and across the globe — and it's an absolute sensory trip.
It takes approximately 75 minutes to experience the entirety of Unwind.
This unique walk-through experience is the exact dose of colour and music that our souls need right now.
The premier said Quebec's minister of higher education, Danielle McCann, has already begun working with Quebec universities to "act quickly" to address censorship — which he referred to as "a problem that began in our universities."
Their just cause must not be hijacked by radicals who want to censor, muzzle, intimidate and bully our freedom of speech.
Premier François Legault
"Teachers are being asked to erase the works of some of our great writers, such as Anne Hébert [and] Réjean Ducharme ... This is absurd. It goes against the very idea of the university," Legault wrote.
Legault said he was thinking of a particular situation at the University of Ottawa that "shocked quite a few people," himself included.