The Doré Montréal Prosperity Road began with the MCM (Montreal Citizen’s Movement) 1986 landslide election win with Mr.Jean Doré as party leader. Famous and very popular mayor Jean Drapeau retired after being mayor of Montreal a long time this event helped Jean Doré and his party immensely.
Although much nice things are now said about late mayor Jean Doré deservedly for the good he and MCM accomplished when in power however, despite Google and controlled media sanitizing history, he was dumped in 1994. Jean Doré and his administration messed up big running Montréal to the ground and the population voted him out for that in 1994.
In 1998 Jean Doré counting on that people’s memory about the recent past was foggy tried again for mayor saying that he had learned from his ‘mistakes’ and that was the past. Apparently, voters were not convinced enough to give him another chance because he finished dead last from amongst several candidates for the job.
Although I may not remember much about those earlier times I do remember why people didn’t give him another chance. Montréal has never recovered from the decline suffered while under his rule you don’t have to look hard for the signs of it today. The horrific state of many Montréal roads and streets littered with potholes resembling a war zone or perhaps that 37 percent of our potable, treated water is lost due to leaky old pipes because our infrastructure was neglected so much back then haunts us today.
According to at least one former party member because of rampant corruption during those times for example certain special para-municipal corporations allowed to operate outside City Council engaged in risky land speculation which eventually forced the City to absorb huge losses (one-quarter billion dollars) that taxpayers had to pay.
Although tradition forces us to be easy and generous when remembering a known deceased politician we must not gloss over reality of their deeds and how they impact us today. Mr. Jean Doré just like Mr. Jacques Parizeau, former Quebec PM, earlier both have now gone to their just reward however, some appropriate wisdom must be mentioned here:
“So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.” – Matthew 10:26
ANTONY (Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar’)
“Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears.
I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones.
So let it be with Caesar.”