The Charter "aims to ensure that each worksite is planned and carried out with priority given to accessibility, safety and mobility, particularly for pedestrians and people with reduced mobility, appropriate use of signage, effective citizen communication and environmental concerns," the City wrote in a press release.
In an interview with MTL Blog in 2019, the vice-president of Signalization SMG, one of the city's largest orange cone providers, said that there are over 100,000 orange cones around Quebec at any given time.
He explained that it could cost "anywhere between $1,000 to $2,500 to close a lane or a ramp. And it could go up to $20-25,000 for a large-scale project."
The city said that it's committed to the goals of the Charter. Sylvain Ouellet, vice-president of the executive committee and the member responsible for infrastructure said the city "[invites its] partners and contractors to make an extra effort to make the sites less difficult for residents and road users."
"Obviously, this is not a miracle recipe," he said, "but a process of continuous improvement, especially since only 25% of the sites are the responsibility of the City of Montreal."
Expedia also shared data on Canadians' interest in visiting Quebec destinations. After Quebec City and Mont-Tremblant, Canadians seem to want to travel to La Malbaie, Tadoussac, Montreal and Gaspésie — in that order.
The results were based on searches for trips that would take place between July 7 and September 30.
By evaluating six metrics — "transparency in government," "transparency in society," "transparency in economy," "civic honesty," "perception of theft" and "car dealer reviews" — the company put our fine city in 54th place out of 350 cities included in the study.
Le Marché Fooderie, a kosher market on Avenue du Parc, and Cible Jeu, in Ville Saint-Laurent, both pleaded guilty to violating section 52 of the Charter, which says "Catalogues, brochures, folders, commercial directories and any similar publications must be drawn up in French."
The infractions were specifically related to their websites, and each business was fined $1,500.
Guy LaRue, a notary in Verdun, pleaded guilty for posting public signs in French and another language, with French not being clearly predominant. He was fined $600.
Diebold Nixdorf Canada, which specializes in global banking and retail technologies, was fined $1,500 for violating section 140 of the Charter, meaning it did not submit its "francization program" to the OQLF within six months of receiving a notice about it.
"The francization program is intended to generalize the use of French at all levels of the enterprise," the Charter says.
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Team Canada has just announced its roster for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics and 58 Quebecers are heading to the Games to make the country proud, according to a press release from the Canadian Olympic Committee.
From experienced medal winners to first-time Olympians, the Quebec athletes on Team Canada have every chance to bring home some gold.