Schnobb to stay on at STM

Philippe Schnobb, who’ll be staying on as head of the STM during Valérie Plante’s first term, talks to Le Devoir about improvements he’d like to make in services.

I was never keen on Schnobb as a replacement for Michel Labrecque in that post. Schnobb got the job as a consolation prize for not winning a council seat in 2013 – mind you, Labrecque had got the job in 2009 after losing the mayoralty of the Plateau, so this kind of patronage appointment was nearly traditional – and on Schnobb’s watch the STM saw budget compressions that reduced services. Maybe he has a chance of doing better under a Projet administration. We’ll see.