Baseball returns: “the city will not be the promoter, nor will it put public money”, says the mayor
The mayoress of Montreal , Valérie Plante.
The mayoress of Montreal, Valérie Plante, does not want the City to be the promoter of the return of baseball and does not wish to put public money into it either. It is up to the Baseball Montreal Group, represented by Stephen Bronfman and Pierre Boivin, to present the project to the population, explained the mayor.
The group, which is campaigning for a return of the sport to Montreal, was able to “update” the project at City Hall. Even if the mayor considers the project as “interesting”, the promotion of it falls to the other party. “The next step is for the Baseball Group to make a presentation to the population so that we can talk about their project, their vision, but also answer questions, because there are many,” he says. her.
Montreal will not be the promoter of the return of baseball and, second element, is that there will be no public money of Montrealers in the construction of the stadium. [& # 8230;] We played in that film and we saw what it gave.
Valérie Plante, mayoress of Montreal
It is a question of transparency with the population, supports the mayoress. “I invited them to make this update there with the population. [& # 8230;] They must share all of this with Montrealers and Quebeckers so that we can get a head on. “
The mayoress says she will not change her mind on the subject , because Montrealers have given it a clear mandate. “The priorities are housing and the ecological transition. Yes, it's economic recovery, but you have to be able to justify it anyway. In this case, this is the message I reiterated, there will be no Montrealers money in the project. “
The last meeting between the two entities dates back to” before COVID-19 ”.