- Victory! Creation of the Grand Parc de l'Ouest -

It was a pleasure to take part in a press conference this morning organized by Sauvons l'Anse-à-l'Orme and the Green Coalition to celebrate the victory of the fight to preserve the many green spaces on Montreal's West Island!

For years, local residents have been waging a citizen's battle against the development on these precious lands. They were relentless in their calls to municipal, provincial and federal elected officials.

They organized demonstrations, took part in public consultations, collected thousands of signatures for a petition and finally succeeded! They succeeded in blocking a 6,000-unit housing project. They succeeded in preserving the largest forest on the island of Montreal. They succeeded in mobilizing hundreds, even thousands, of residents for their cause.

I've been involved in this fight for several years now, and it's really good to see that the woodland will be protected and put to good use in the community!

Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this happen!

In solidarity,

Alex Tyrrell
Leader of the Green Party of Quebec

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