Mayor Valérie Plante made the decision yesterday to postpone Halloween in Montreal.\nThe decision came after Environment Canada warned of severe rain and wind for Thursday.\nMontreal's former mayor, Denis Coderre, had some thoughts on the decision... Take a look below.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nThere is no question that some Montrealers were a little unimpressed that Mayor Valérie Plante decided to follow suit of several other regions in Quebec and suggest to trick-or-treaters & their families that we postpone Halloween in Montreal (or at least the outdoor adventuring) until tomorrow night.\nIt seems bizarre, sure, but now that Environment Canada has issued a Rainfall & Wind warning for the Metro Montreal area, as well as issuing a Snowfall warning for several areas outside of Montreal... It's all starting to sound like a very sensible decision on Plante's part.\nFor one, the entirety of Halloween festivities happen outside. Trick or treating is essentially just one big walk. So, kids and their parents are bound to be soaked to the bone in no time, and it's not summer out there. It's going to be cold.\nAdd to that the reduced visibility during a rainy night and we've got some seriously increased danger for pedestrians.\nThen, factor in the potentially-80 kilometre winds that Environment Canada is warning about and... well, Halloween on November 1st is starting to sound really great right about now.\nUnless you're Denis Coderre.\nMayor Valérie Plante posted this tweet yesterday, encouraging families to consider going out for their trick-or-treating on Friday, November 1st, instead of tonight.\nAvis météo: j’invite les petits et grands Montréalais.e.s à passer l’#Halloween vendredi en raison de la pluie et des vents violents annoncés demain. Nos services seront au rendez-vous, et faites preuve de prudence comme à l’habitude. Bonne cueillette de bonbons! #polmtl pic.twitter.com/B0CKoP7mu0— Valérie Plante (@Val_Plante) October 30, 2019\nTranslation: Weather advisory: I invite Montrealers to postpone #Halloween day to Friday because of the rain and strong winds announced tomorrow. Our services will be at the ready, and be careful as usual. Happy trick-or-treating! #polmtl\nAt the time of this tweet, several other towns had already made this suggestion to their civilians as more information about the incoming storm was made available.\nREAD ALSO: Snow, Rain & Wind Warnings Are Currently In Effect Across Quebec: Environment Canada\nThen, this morning, Denis Coderre took to Twitter to share his thoughts on this decision to postpone the outdoor festivities due to the weather.\nIl paraît que la Fête de Noël sera reportée cette année parce que l’Almanach du peuple annonce une tempête de neige le 25 décembre.... 🙄 pic.twitter.com/KkS5A36BrD— DenisCoderre (@DenisCoderre) October 31, 2019\nTranslation: It seems that Christmas will be postponed this year because the People's Almanac is announcing a snowstorm on December 25th... 🙄\nRéaction de la Ville de Montréal pour expliquer le report de la Fête de l'Halloween en emboitant le pas de plusieurs municipalités qui ont pris la même décision avant la métropole... https://t.co/MD6UemhBtP— DenisCoderre (@DenisCoderre) October 31, 2019\nTranslation: Montreal's reaction to why they postponed Halloween by following several municipalities who made the decision before the metropolis...\nNot only did Coderre find fault in the decision to postpone the city-wide event, but he also made a point of noting that Montreal made their decision after some of the other regions nearby.\nWhile, of course, there were some people who agreed with Coderre, that kids are too soft these days and that "back in their day they'd go trick-or-treating in the snow."\nBut many people were... less than impressed with the ex-mayor's tweets.\nPrenez le temps de réfléchir un peu svp. Ce n'est pas la pluie le problème. Admettons qu'il y ait tel qu'annoncé des vents de 70 à 90 km hrs ce soir, vous sortiriez-vous pour aller vous promener? Non, alors pourquoi risquer que des enfants se blessent?— Pierre Larabie (@Pierre_Larabie) October 31, 2019\nTranslation: Take the time to think a little bit, please. It's not the rain that is the problem. Let's say there are winds of 70-90km/hr tonight, would you go out for a walk? No, so why risk that children get hurt?\nTu trouves que c'est une bonne idee toi de faire sortir les enfants en plein déluge? Serieux, prend ton café a matin pis essaye de réfléchir. C'pas parce que qqun a eu l'idee avant toi que c'est une mauvaise idée.— Benjamin Contant (@bcontant) October 31, 2019\nTranslation: Do you think it's a good idea to get the kids out in the flood? Seriously, have your morning coffee and try to think. It's because someone had the idea before you that it's a bad idea.\nMerci de penser si peu aux enfants à mobilité réduite. Quand on est en chaise roulante, en marchette ou qu’on se déplace avec des orthèses, qu’on a la Spina Bifida ou une paralysie cérébrale, une telle température peut vouloir dire l’annulation de cet événement pour eux.— Doe (@11donofrio) October 31, 2019\nTranslation: Thank you for thinking so little of children with reduced mobility. When you're in a wheelchair, a walker, or walking with orthotics, Spina Bifida, or cerebral palsy, such a temperature may mean cancelling that event for them.\nOther people mentioned, as well, that comparing Christmas to Halloween is like comparing apples and oranges.\nOn Christmas, pretty much everyone hangs out inside with their family opening presents and eating crap in their PJs. The entire city doesn't go out for a nighttime stroll, children and all, in outfits they've been planning for weeks.\nSo, while some saw the sassy humour in Coderre's little jabs at Plante, others were a little less impressed with him throwing shade.\nDenise I feel like you are throwing shade! Not cool if you are.— Kathy Peragine (@Kathy40Kathy) October 31, 2019\nVous étiez mieux sans petites blagues j’trouve— Diane Piché (@dianepic) October 31, 2019\nJe t'aime Denis, mais celle-la tu y a pas réfléchie.— Benjamin Contant (@bcontant) October 31, 2019\nThe tweets above say "I found you were better without these little jokes," and, "I like you Denis, but you weren't thinking there."\nAnd others couldn't help but wonder why the ex-mayor felt the need to throw in his two cents on the matter.\nToujours jaloux ce Denis?— APB (@Pinson4200) October 31, 2019\nStill jealous Denis?\n"Bonjour, mon nom est Denis et j'ai toujours pas accepté d'avoir perdu contre une fille..."— J-P Décarie (@jp_decarie) October 31, 2019\n"Hello, My name is Denis and I have still not accepted that I lost to a girl..."\nBut perhaps the best possible response, the only response, was this last one, which asked the ex-mayor...\nDonc on vous verra marcher dehors ce soir?— Dominic Guinard (@DGuinard) October 31, 2019\nSo, are we going to see you walking outside tonight?