If elected mayor, Denis Coderre would ban all alcohol consumption in Montreal parks after 8 p.m., he said in a news conference on June 2.\nCoderre's team told MTL Blog that his proposal is meant to provide police in Montreal with the tools to "help citizens regain a sense of calm."\nEditor's Choice: You Can Dine Indoors In Montreal And Laval Restaurants Next Week & Here Are The Rules\n\n(2/2) Les policiers ont besoin d’outils, même temporaires, comme l’interdiction de consommation d’alcool à 20h, pour que les citoyens retrouvent ce sentiment de quiétude. Il faudrait préconiser des mesures temporaires jusqu'à temps que Montréal revienne à la normale.— DenisCoderre (@DenisCoderre) June 2, 2021\n\nThe statement cited "violence on the territory of Montreal, especially in the parks and on the streets" as justification for the move.\nAs the city's red zone curfew lifted this past weekend, large groups of young Montrealers flocked to the Old Port and downtown — some were seen crowd surfing, jumping off city art fixtures and partying.\nHowever, Coderre's team said his proposed curfew could be temporary.\n"The police need tools, even temporary ones, such as a ban on alcohol consumption at 8 p.m., [...] temporary measures should be advocated until Montreal gets back to normal," the statement said. \n\nPlante says Coderre's comments would penalize families and young Montrealers\nAccording to TVA Nouvelles, Mayor Valérie Plante said Coderre's proposal is "very disconnected from reality." \n"A proposal [like this] would mostly penalize families and youth," Plante said. \nShe said implementing a curfew on alcohol and forcing Montrealers to drink in a home is less safe than being able to drink in a park outdoors.\n"Sixty percent of Montrealers have no yards and [we'll] say, 'No, the parks aren't for you, go [drink] in a basement,' [...] when we know it's much more secure to be outside," she said.\nMTL Blog asked Coderre's team whether he thinks his curfew proposal would deter young Montrealers from voting for him in the next election but did not receive a response.