Plante to beef up fines

The Plante administration may have abolished the infamous ticket quotas and bonuses, but it’s considering beefing up fines, which have not been revised since 2009.

Some are pushing back against the administration’s initial budget, but it’s sure to pass in council on Wednesday.

Councillors who lost their seats in November will receive golden handshakes adding up to $4 million. More from CTV on how much Denis Coderre and some of his sidekicks will be collecting.

And finally, Laurent Blanchard, who will linger forever as a footnote to the city’s mayoral history, has stepped down as chief of Coalition Montreal.