Royalmount Delayed, Funding for Quebec Arts, Legault in Davos

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The controversial Royalmount development in TMR has hit its first major roadblock. A Montreal City commission recommended the development be put on hold until further review.

In a press conference this morning, Mayor Valerie Plante said she is ready to work with the developer to fix the project. She highlighted the need to consider the impact of the project across all of Montreal.

The megadevelopment was approved by TMR despite its potential side effect on neighbouring communities. Critics raised concerns over poor public transit access and increased traffic in the surrounding area.


Quebec cultural spaces will receive millions of dollars from the federal government. Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez announced funding for four Quebec City organizations to improved their facilities.

Youth Theatre Les Gros Bec will receive almost 4 million to buy a new larger venue. Another two million will go the Meduse arts coop to renovate their spaces and purchase new equipment. Ampli de Quebec and Maison Leon-Provencher also received smaller sums.

Funding for these projects comes from the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund as part of the Liberal Government’s  ten year commitment to investing in the arts.


Premier Legault is celebrating the end of his first World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Legault used this opportunity to promote the province to international corporations as well as other nations. One of the CAQs major campaign promise was to attract more business to the province.

Notably, Legault met with leaders of the controversial GNL Quebec project. The Quebec government recently came under fire when it announced it would not do a global environmental assessment of the natural gas pipeline.