The Mayor of Montreal and leader of Projet Montréal, Valérie Plante, and the candidate for mayor of Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Émilie Thuillier, have presented a plan to enhance the lives of seniors in the city and intergenerational harmony in Montreal. Five measures will be put in place that will allow seniors to save money, travel safely and participate in planning the future of Montreal.
Commitment 1: Make public transit free for seniors by 2023;
Commitment 2: Create a new Safety Program for the area around seniors' communities;
Commitment 3: Accelerate the development and creation of parks and public spaces that are safer, more comfortable and more accessible to the needs of seniors in all neighbourhoods;
Commitment 4: Implement a property tax deferral program for seniors;
Commitment 5: Create a Council of Montreal Seniors.
"We are presenting a plan to live better as a senior in the city and encourage and cultivate intergenerational harmony of Montreal. The isolation of seniors was exacerbated during the pandemic, and we want those who built Montreal to be able to enjoy a safe, pleasant, affordable and inclusive city. This plan will make a big difference in the daily lives and financial situation of seniors, allowing them to continue to contribute to the vitality of the city," said Valérie Plante, Mayor of Montréal and leader of Projet Montréal.
"By providing free public transit, by having public spaces adapted to their needs and by supporting involvement in the planning of Montreal's future, we want to give seniors their full place in the community. Montreal will be an ideal city to study, to raise a family, and to enjoy an active and safe retirement," added Émilie Thuillier, Mayor of the borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville.