Ville de Montréal

Ville de Montréal

June 03, 2006 12:00 ET

OPERATIONMONTREAL.NET: The Clean-up Squads are Now at Work

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - June 3, 2006) - Mr. Marcel Tremblay, member of the executive committee responsible for services to the community and cleanliness, joined by Mr. Karim Boulos, borough councilor for the Peter-McGill district and deputy mayor of the Ville-Marie borough, today introduced at noon the clean-up squads on McGill College Avenue.

A first team of workers then dispersed and began cleaning up and their education work with the public. Another group of students will join them before the end of June when the squads will be made up of 120 workers.

The clean-up squads are part of the OPERATIONMONTREAL.NET program, which was launched in February. The squads will work mainly in nine strategic areas, including Old Montreal, Chinatown, Mount Royal and Sainte-Catherine Street.

The squad members, who will be working 7/7, will also visit the 19 boroughs. They will take part in many local celebrations as well as cultural and sports events.

"An essential part of the squad members' job is to create awareness among the public of the necessity to keep the city clean. Members of your generation are much more aware of the environment than older members of the community. I hope that you will urge people of all ages to make the extra effort to keep the city clean," said Marcel Tremblay.

"Downtown is the trademark of Montreal. By focusing on that area of the city, OPERATIONMONTREAL.NET shows how important cleanliness is to Montrealers. The city must attract visitors, but above all, Montrealers must take pride in their city" said Mr. Karim Boulos.


Addendum to the press release on the clean-up squads

The clean-up squads follow a route from:

- Place Jacques-Cartier (2 squads)
- Pointe-a-Calliere Museum (1)
- Sainte-Catherine Street, from Atwater to Amherst streets (4)
- Chinatown (1)
- Quartier latin (1)
- Mount Royal (1)

In total 120 jobs for nine to twelve weeks.

A first team of 48 workers attending CEGEP or University began to work on June 2.

The other workers attending high-school will begin to work on June 23.

Training was given by the Conseil regional de l'environnement on the use of equipment and recycling. Role playing was also part of their training.

Contact Information

    Alain Charbonneau
    Charge de communication
    (514) 213-3783