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OCPM: “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater,” says Valerie Plante

OCPM: “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater,” says Valerie Plante

In the show Everyone is talking about it, Montreal’s mayor, Valéry Plante, assured that he does not foresee the abolition of the Office de Consultation publique de Montreal (OCPM), which he considers still “important”, and reiterated his support for the former president of the Dominique office. Olivier.

Trust with people has been brokenValérie Plante approved.

Still, the mayor doesn’t expect a cancellationOCPMBecause Assignment The creature remains related to And ImportantShe insisted. Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.

l’OCPMThe organization of public consultations to collect citizens’ opinions on various city projects has come under a lot of criticism in recent weeks. Montreal Journal Questionable spending by some leaders.

He has announced that the mayor’s office will be kept under surveillance. He will also recommend the resignation of the chairmanOCPMIsabelle Beaulieu.

In defense of Dominique Olivier

Valérie Plante took advantage of her appearance on the show to reiterate her support for Dominique Olivier, who will retain her position as a councilor in Rosemont-La Petite Borough and remains a member of the Projet Montreal caucus today.

She always has my trustThe mayor promised. [Depuis les révélations]She faced the music and never hid.

[Dominique Ollivier] Citizens no longer have faith in his mandate to manage finances, but he remains a quintessential Montrealer who exudes great toughness.

Mrs. Olivier, who was the president ofOCPM It has drawn attention recently because of expenses for dinners and trips claimed by agency leaders while he was head of the agency from 2014 to 2021.

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He resigned as chairman of the Montreal City Council just days after the scandal broke.

Dominique Olivier was President of the OCPM from 2014 to 2021. (archive image)

Photo: Radio-Canada / Ivano Demers

In an opinion letter published in the newspaper on Sunday PresShe writes that she was a target Court of public opinionAnd must have been two weeks fall prey to the wrath of enraged citizens.

I don’t break any rules, I don’t steal anything, I don’t embezzle money, I don’t give gifts to friendsShe defends herself.

It only took 22 minutes to overturn a credibility that had been patiently built over 20 years and change public perception based on an incomplete and contextual reading.She believes.