One municipality that did not miss the demerger train was Cote St. Luc, where the mayor says he is delighted with the results.
“It’s vastly different. We have far better services and much better control over our costs,” Cote St. Luc Mayor Anthony Housefather told CTV Montreal Friday.
He says that residents have reaped the benefits in everything from snow clearing services to new facilities.
“We built a new indoor swimming pool, we never would have had the money to do that if we were in Montreal, our sports services, we kept our ems service which would have been lost if we stayed in Montreal.”