Public session considers mountain road

Thursday night there was a public consultation on the Camillien-Houde, discussing how the closure experiment went and what should happen next. The CBC headline promises “tensions” but doesn’t actually describe any heated debate; their radio reporter this morning said it hadn’t been easy to find any participant in favour of permanent closure to interview.

The Gazette describes the event more fully, including quoting one butthurt motorist: “Are we second-class citizens?” As drivers, yes, they are. Drivers have to accept that, in fact, as drivers, they have to be contained. I’m not saying necessarily barred from the mountain, but you can’t drive everywhere.