Balarama Holness leads 'positive rebellion' for a seat at the table
on September 15th, 2022
Bloc Montreal leader says his third bid for public office shows his determination to be heard and "start advancing change." There was something about the player known as “Bala” that gave his teammates the feeling he was going to do more in life than pro football. Even so, Balarama Holness managed to surprise at least one of his fellow former Alouettes with his run for mayor of Montreal last year “I have to admit I was surprised by that because that's a pretty big step,” said Matthieu Proulx, who was a starting safety on defense for the CFL team for six seasons.  Read more
Bloc Montreal unveils election platform
on August 29th, 2022
“Montreal is the cultural and economic engine of the province, but recent policies have affected Montreal and Montrealers in a disproportionate and negative way,” said the party in a press release. “BMtl was created to defend and strengthen at the National Assembly the unique status and importance of Montreal to the well-being of Montrealers, Quebecers, and Canadians.”  Read more
A party Proposing A $5 Fee For Anyone Driving To Montreal Island Who Doesn't Live There
on August 29th, 2022
Some commuters should pay up to help line local public coffers, according to Bloc Montreal. The fledgling party founded by former mayoral candidate Balarama Holness ahead of the 2022 Quebec election is proposing a charge for non-resident vehicles coming to Montreal Island.  Read more
Balarama Holness launches election campaign under new Bloc Montreal party
on August 29th, 2022
The five major political parties are focused on touring across Quebec, but one of the new parties is concentrating solely on Montreal.  Read more
Holness wants to tax entry to the island of Montreal for non-residents
on August 29th, 2022
This is one of the commitments made by the former candidate for mayor of Montreal, whose new provincial party — approved by the Chief Electoral Officer (DGEQ) despite a complaint from the Bloc Québécois — unveiled its electoral platform. Mr. Holness estimates that such a tax would free up $500 million a year “to maintain and improve Montreal's infrastructure, generate new sources of revenue and encourage the use of public transit”.  Read more
At campaign launch, Bloc Montreal pledges to repeal Bill 96
on August 29th, 2022
Bloc Montreal, the party of former Montreal mayoral candidate Balarama Holness, chose the grounds of Dawson College to launch its campaign for the provincial election on Monday. The English-language CEGEP became a symbol in the battle over Bill 96 when Premier François Legault announced his government was shelving the school's long-planned expansion project in favor of funding French-language colleges in the province.  Read more





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