Projet Montréal and Economic Democracy: Assessment and Perspectives
Conference and public forum with Jonathan Durand Folco and François Saillant (Facebook event)
Since coming to power, the new Plante administration has launched many actions on the economic, social, political and environmental fronts. What assessment should we make of Projet Montréal’s first year in office? What are the successes, but also the blind spots, of the new administration, which appears to be adopting a neoliberal model of economic development? The conference will outline some policy avenues, while highlighting examples of concrete measures that could help further the ecological transition, social justice, and the democratization of the local economy: public-commons partnerships, radical digital democracy, and public municipal enterprises.
Jonathan Durand Folco is a professor at the School of Social Innovation at St. Paul University in Ottawa. He is the author of À nous la ville: Traité de municipalisme (Écosociété, 2017).
François Saillant was the coordinator and chief spokesperson for the Front d’action populaire en réaménagement urbain (FRAPRU) from 1979 to 2016. He is the author of Lutter pour un toit: Douze batailles pour le logement au Québec (Écosociété, 2018).
Date: Thursday January 31st, 2019
6-7pm: potluck and meet-and-greet
7-9pm: conference, followed by a discussion period with the public
Place: Alternatives, 3720 Avenue du Parc, 2nd floor (view on Google Maps)
Note that the conference will be held in French. This event is free and open to all.