Montreal will study the possibility of prohibiting the Publisacs

Montréal étudiera la possibilité d’interdire les Publisacs

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Charles Montpetit is devoting his retirement to engage the authorities to review the supervision of the distribution of the circulars.

Montreal will study the possibility of prohibiting the Publisacs, which are distributed to approximately 900 000 copies every week in the metropolis.

“For us, it is a very relevant question, both from the environmental point of view [point of view] of society,” said Wednesday the president of the executive committee of the City of Montreal, Benoit Dorais, while commenting on the report of the finance Committee on the budget 2019 of the City.

In its report, the Commission suggested to the administration to assess the environmental and financial costs of the large-scale distribution of Publisacs.

Mr. Dorais has, however, raised an issue that the administration should take into consideration in its analysis. “We’re going to look, indeed, having of course in mind that, very often, the local newspapers which give the news about municipal politics — are distributed via the Publisacs.

Le Devoir reported this week that the initiative of a Montrealer who has been conducting a battle against the distribution of circulars. Charles Montpetit is devoting his retirement to engage the authorities to review the supervision of the distribution of the circulars. It intends in the next few months to collect the 15,000 signatures necessary to compel the City of Montreal to hold a public consultation on the subject.

Mr. Montpetit has recently received a formal notice of TC Transcontinental for having published a cartoon showing a truck of garbage spilling Publisacs directly into the sea. It has since changed.

Benoit Dorais said that the administration will also focus on the set-point of the glass and that it will ask the government of Québec to work on this issue.

With Possible Pineda

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