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special city status

Yesterday was an historic moment for Montreal, casting off the shackles of being a simple "city" and becoming a true "metropolis" 

Passed unanimously by the National Assembly, Montreal now has more self-governing powers and can act independently without needing the provincial government’s permission, reports CTV

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No one would deny the claim that Montreal is more than a tad bit different from any other city/region in Quebec. And yet, Montreal is still governed by provincial powers and regulations that might mesh with the city's cosmopolitan makeup.

But this year will change all that, as Montreal is going to gain a fair bit of independence from Quebec's provincial leaders when it is granted a "special metropolitan status."

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