All to celebrate Montreal's First Nations' heritage, and different religions in the city. Prominent Canadian and Quebec political figures will be there, including PM Justin Trudeau, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, and Mayor Denis Coderre.
A tribute to Paul Chomedy de Maisonneuve and Jeanne-Mance, featuring music, dancing, and speeches, will go down at 10:30 AM.
Honestly, I feel like I've been waiting for this one all year. We saw how gorgeous the bridge is lit up when they tested it out a few months ago; now it's the real deal, so you can only imagine how beautiful it'll be (especially since there'll be a soundtrack of the Montreal Metropolitan Orchestra playing, too).
Remember that the bridge is going to be closed off to traffic tonight for this from 9:00 PM to 10:30 PM.
For more information, and a complete list of things happening today, check out the official 375 Montreal website right here.
Like their counterparts at Ensemble Montréal, Valérie Plante and Project Montréal are also planning to cover a portion of the infamous Décarie Expressway should she win re-election.
But unlike their political opponents, those in the Project Montréal camp vowed to cover a much smaller portion of the highway as part of their plan to revitalize the Namur-Hippodrome sector.
At a Tuesday press conference, the mayor said her party would aim for a "decongestion in all aspects" in the area and include dedicated space for cars, public transit and bikes.
"As for mobility links towards Namur metro, we're talking about the partial coverage between rue Jockeys and Jean-Talon in order to have a huge place for pedestrians and cyclists that are going towards the station."
The Expressway, which cuts through Ville Saint-Laurent and Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, has been a point of contention during the mayoral election.
Plante's rival, Denis Coderre, announced his party's own plans to cover the Expressway with green space between chemins Queen-Mary and Côte-Saint-Luc — a much larger and more daunting proposition than Plante's.
Coderre also wants to cover a large portion of the Ville-Marie Expressway between rue Sanguinet and boulevard Saint-Laurent.
Plante says her plan would earmark $95 million to cover the portion between Jockeys and Jean-Talon whereas Coderre said his plan would cost $700 million.
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Denis Coderre's party, Ensemble Montréal, says it would hire 250 more Montreal police officers if it takes power after the November municipal election.
It claims this number represents 84 positions cut since 2017 plus retirements and annual renewals. Ensemble Montréal also raised the possibility of hiring even more officers.
"The realities on the ground have changed a great deal, as have citizens' expectations of the police," Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough mayor candidate Karine Boivin Roy said in a press release.
"For the SPVM to be able to keep up with these realities and demands, police officers must be able to do their job. There are not 1001 ways: we must hire enough people."
Ensemble Montréal has said it would double the number of officers on the SPVM's Psychosocial Emergency Support Team and Mobile Homelessness Referral and Intervention Team.
The new hires are just one of the ways the party plans to augment the police force.
It's also calling for a "major force contingency fund" for "one-time public security events;" an inventory of SPVM vehicles and tools, some of which it says are obsolete; and a restructuring of oversight committees to "bring them to the forefront and to promote fruitful discussions between the communities and the SPVM."
Coderre has long called for body cameras for Montreal police officers. Ensemble Montréal says its administration would launch a call for companies who could supply them.
Finally, the party says it would evaluate public "lighting problems that encourage various forms of trafficking and criminal acts" and start a "broad consultation" on the possibility of placing surveillance cameras in what it calls "hot spots," such as metro stations.
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Many provinces have restricted access to non-essential services and events, such as restaurants and concerts, to fully vaccinated residents and visitors.
Provinces recognize the federally approved vaccine passport. The government states online that provinces and territories may actually "ask you to use this proof to access non-essential services."
What information is on the vaccine passport?
Similar to Quebec's VaxiCode app and pdf proof of vaccination, the federal vaccine passport will include your first and last name, your date of birth and your COVID-19 vaccination history (vaccine lot numbers, names of manufacturers and dates received).
Unlike VaxiCode or the provincial pdf, the Canadian vaccine passport will have the federal government logo in the top right corner.
The document will have a QR code in addition to this information.
How can Quebecers get their federally approved proof of vaccination?
The provinces and territories are distributing the federal vaccine passport.
Quebecers can find it the same way they would download the provincial proof of vaccination document.
A portal on the Quebec government website prompts visitors to enter identifying information. They can then opt to receive a link to their vaccination proof either through text or email.
The link takes Quebecers to a page where they can download proofs of vaccination for use within Quebec (the VaxiCode app or a pdf document with a QR code) and for use outside of Quebec, the federally standardized vaccine passport.