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    FINISHED BATHROOMS SINCE 1963 Regie de bâtiment 2999862231 RUSSCO CANADA INC. 514- 484-2299 WINTER SPECIAL - INCREASE YOUR LIVING SPACE! Complete Basement Renovation - Closet & Interior Design * Chimney Brick Pointing * Retaining Wall * Interior Painting * Unistone * Mfr. Windows * Doors * Gutters * Extensions * Aluminum Siding * Roof Shingles * Cement Walkway * Cement & Wood Balconies * Skylights & Foundation Repairs SPECIAL SENIORS DISCOUNTS CITY EDITION By P.A. Sévigny The Suburban Westmount's ongoing feud with the rest of the City of Montreal is now beginning to have a real effect upon its neighbors due to the independent city's refusal to allow traffic through its part of the MUHC's new construction site near the eastern reaches of 2010 Corolla CE Manual UP TO $ * 2855 PURCHASE REBATE FREE ESTIMATE FULLY LICENSED the CDN/NDG borough. As if there weren't enough problems caused by all the hospital construction going on near the Vendome Métro, borough residents will now have to get used to even more traffic now that the province's MTQ (Ministère du Transport du Québec) was forced to close Décarie Blvd. south of De Maisonneuve all the way to St. For all your decorating needs QUEBEC'S LARGEST ENGLISH WEEKLY NEWSPAPER LIFESTYLES Homeless for the holidays Aki Tchitacov, executive director of Dans la rue, is used to fielding questions about the homeless at this time of year. The community-based organization, founded by Father Emmett Johns (Pops), works with street kids and at-risk youth. "Even if we didn't have winter, our day centre would still be full," said Aki Tchitacov. ‰ Page 21 GMAA SPORTS Eagles squeak pass Lynx The John Paul I Eagles squeaked-by the LaurenHill Lynx 28-24 in girls' bantam basketball action Thursday in St. Laurent. ‰ Page 44 EVERY SUNDAY AT 7PM NEWS HOUR with Editor Beryl Wajsman Tune in and call 514-790-0991 Jacques Road. "This is outrageous," said local city councillor Peter McQueen. "Hundreds of people are going to have to put up with all sorts of traffic chaos just because Trent (Westmount's Mayor Peter Trent) doesn't want any trucks moving through 3333 Cote-de-Liesse, St-Laurent (between Decarie and Acadie circles) (514)748-7777 3333 Cote-de (514)748-7777 (between Decarr 2010 Matrix Manual ual UP TO $ * 3060 PURCHASE REBATE Purchase financing offered through Toyota Canada Inc. upon credit approval from Toyota Financial Services. Registration, insurance, taxes and fees are extra. Subject to applicable conditions, offers are for a limited time only and can be modified without prior notice. Dealer may sell for less. The rebates vary from vehicle to vehicle. Taxes apply to the full amount of the purchase after the rebate is deducted. *The rebate offer of up to $2855 on the 2010 Corolla CE manual (BU42EMAA) and up to $3060 on the 2010 Manual (KU4EEMAA)purchase of these vehicles is valid for all new models in stock and all retail clients. See details at Toyota Gabriel. 20% OFF LOTO QUEBEC'S ON-LINE GAMING SHOULD BE ROUNDLY CONDEMNED, PAGE 16 Anti-barricade protest goes musical A band plays a live version of the Devil's Hill protest song Enlevez la Barricade (Take That Barricade Down), written by Lachine resident longtime Devil's Hill activist Pat Schmidt. See story page 3. NDG faces years of traffic snarls See TRAFFIC, page 3 HUNTER DOUGLAS Showcase Dealer Custom Closets For Any Budget 8250 Devonshire Rd. Ville Mont-Royal 514.733.6468 www.verti-kal.com DECEMBER 8, 2010 1ST PLACE WINNER FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE IN SNA'S NORTH AMERICAN AWARDS. Will police respect drivers' rights? Testing for drugs could pose constitutional problems By Dan Delmar The Suburban Montreal police will be training at least five officers to detect drivers impaired by illegal drugs over the winter and constitutional rights lawyer Julius Grey is worried that justice may take a back seat to quickly nabbing offenders. According to a recently published report, the specially-trained officers who pull drivers over for suspicion of driving under the influence will be able to subject the driver to any of 12 different tests to determine if they should not be behind the wheel. They include tests to determine body temperature, blood pressure and pupil dilation. "I think more and more people are driving with drugs," admits Quebec coroner André Dandavino, "and when they are taking drugs, they are usually consuming See DRIVERS, page 3 THE SUBURBAN'S THREE EDITIONS - CITY, WEST ISLAND AND EAST END - HAVE REACHED A TOTAL CIRCULATION OF 145,000 COPIES! JOEL GOLDENBERG/THE SUBURBAN

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    2 * THE SUBURBAN, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2010 Around the Towns RICHLER DOC AT CSL LIBRARY Côte St. Luc's Eleanor London Library is presenting The Last of the Wild Jews, a "52-minute documentary film for television that looks at Mordecai Richler, the man and the author, from a new perspective," says an announcement. "It fixes him in the context of a particular North American Jewish identity, one that emerged from the immigrant 'ghettos' of Montreal, New York and Chicago in the 1930s and '40s and burst onto the literacy and cultural scene in the 1950s and '60s." The film is being presented Thursday, Dec. 16, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. RICHLER TALK AT CSL AUDITORIUM Another Mordecai Richler-related event is being presented by the Eleanor London library, this time at the Côte St. Luc city hall auditorium on Cavendish Blvd. Friday Dec. 17 from 2 to 3 p.m. Author Charles Foran will be speaking about his biography of Mordecai Richler, Mordecai: The Life and Times. Tickets are $3 in advance and $5 on the day of the event. MOWEST ARTISTS SHOWCASE Montreal West is inviting "amateur and professional artists who live in Montreal West to participate in the Artists Showcase exhibit at the town hall," says an announcement. "The theme for this winter's showcase is water. Drawings and paintings done on paper must be framed and ready to hang; small sculptures and other three-dimensional pieces must be able to fit in the front hall cabinet. The deadline is Jan. 10, 2011. To find out more or to get an application form, go to the Montreal West website, pick one up at the office in the town hall, or contact Elizabeth Ulin, eulin@montreal-west.ca, 514-486-1081." CHRISTMAS ON ICE IN ST. LAURENT The 2010 34th edition of St. Laurent's Christmas on Ice takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday Dec. 12 at the Raymond Bourque Arena, 2345 Thimens Blvd. Participants are encouraged to meet Santa Claus and "celebrate the holiday on skates." There will be free skating, music, activities and door prizes, and admission is free. CSL ARENA SKATING SCHEDULE Côte St. Luc has published its holiday season pick-up hockey and public skating schedule, for the Samuel Moskovitch Arena on Mackle Road. The arena is closed Dec. 24, 25, 26 and 31, 2010 and Jan. 1 and 2, 2011. Fees are $3 per session or free with Côte St. Luc Fun Card. All hockey players must wear full regulation protective equipment. For more information, contact the Pro Shop at (514) 485-6806 ext. 2107. - Joel Goldenberg PAGE TWO Chanukah first at 24 Sussex Prime Minister Stephen Harper lights a Menorah at 24 Sussex Drive to mark the start of Chanukah. It was the first time a Prime Minister has lit a menorah at the official residence. Publisher: Michael Sochaczevski Associate Publisher: Sari Medicoff VP Business Development & Marketing: David Solomon Sales Manager: David Broadman Production Manager: Karen L. Cross Classified Manager: Charmaine Worrell Credit Manager: Carol Balinsky 7575 Trans-Canada Highway, Suite 105, St. Laurent, QC H4T 1V6 (514) 484-1107 (Fax) 484-9616 suburban@thesuburban.com www.thesuburban.com Some images and graphics Copyright 2009 Michael Publishing and its licensors. All rights reserved. Editor-in-chief: Beryl Wajsman (editor@thesuburban.com) Associate Editor: Anthony Bonaparte (anthony@thesuburban.com) Sports Editor: Mark Lidbetter (sports@thesuburban.com) Editorial Staff: Joel Ceausu, Dan Delmar, Joel Goldenberg, Walter J. Lyng, P.A. Sévigny, Samantha St. Jules, Kevin Woodhouse Imani service for Caribbean victims Imani Family and Full Gospel Church, under the leadership of the Rev. Darryl Gray, held a gospel concert and prayer service in aid of the victims of Caribbean hurricanes that have devastated so many island nations as well as for relief for Haiti. Picture at the left shows participants marching in carrying flags of the affected countries. Editorial Contributors: Maria I. Anelli, Sam Bick, Mike Cohen, Alex Di Pietro, Mitch Gallo, Ian Howarth, David Lisbona, Bernard Mendelman, Lisa K. Savage, Abby Schachter, Linda Zlatkin, Irene Chwalkowski, Ethan Gordon, Jenn Hardy, Geneviève Waller, Nicholas Ward Photographers: Rob Amyot, Owain Harris, Andrew Soong, Rob Taussig CONTACT US via email: Letters: editor@thesuburban.com | Entertainment: entertainment@thesuburban.com | Features: anthony@thesuburban.com | Sports: sports@thesuburban.com | Community Events: calendar@thesuburban.com | Advertising material: production@thesuburban.com ANDREW SOONG PHOTOS Publisher's liability for error: The publisher shall not be liable for slight changes or typographical errors that do not lessen the value of an advertisement. The publisher's liability for other errors or omissions in connection with any advertisement is strictly limited to publication of the advertisement in any subsequent issue or the refund of any monies paid for the advertisement. Entire Contents Copyright Michael Publishing Co. Inc., Wednesday, December 8, 2010 PHOTO COURTESY OF PMO

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    NEWS AND ANALYSIS Devil's Hill protest video premieres By Joel Goldenberg The Suburban The video for a song protesting Montreal West's barrier at the area known as Devil's Hill premiered last Wednesday at Théatre l'Entrepôt in Lachine. The song Enlevez la Barricade (Take That Barricade Down), written by Lachine resident longtime Devil's Hill activist Pat Schmidt, is an appeal to the town and any supportive Montreal West residents. After the video, which portrays two lovers separated by the barrier, the same song was performed live. The evening was hosted by comedian and Lachine resident Scott Faulconbridge. Montreal West has won two court cases asserting its right to keep the barricade up at Broughton in Montreal West and Des Érables in Lachine. Mayor Claude Dauphin of Lachine recent- DRIVERS Cont'd from page 1 alcohol at the same time. One plus the other is worse than the alcohol or drugs by themselves." Although Dandavino suspects a rising trend based on the accident victims that his office sees, he has concerns about how police plan on proving the crimes and admits that "we don't really know the amount of people driving on drugs." TRAFFIC Cont'd from page 1 Westmount." While most are resigned to the necessity of some traffic moving through their neighborhood, some residents are already angry because they know it's going to get worse with no improvement for the next three years. While most local residents were ready to put up with all the trouble and inconvenience caused by the new construction, few understand why they have to put up with all the site's traffic when Westmount could allow at least some of the traffic to move through their part of the site as nobody lives near the road or near its opening on Landsdowne south ly told The Suburban has passed resolutions calling on the barrier to be removed, based on concerns about the sidewalk barrier by the Montreal fire department, and sent a legal warning to Montreal West holding it responsible if the safety of residents is compromised. A legal firm is looking at the matter. Montreal West mayor Beny Masella has replied that the town is abiding by the spirit of the law. At the premiere, Lachine Councillor June Cowell-Poitras said the Lachine activists have the "complete support" of Montreal Mayor Gérald Tremblay, "as you have has since 2001. "We as a borough have worked with you and for you," Cowell- Poitras added. "Together we have tried to face all of the hurdles that have been placed in our path." Montreal West council members were invited to attend the gathering, but none turned up. "We don't have any tests to know what kind of drugs they're doing. It's more difficult to say if you take 'so much' drugs what the effect will be on your driving." Unlike measuring one's bloodalcohol level, he explained, it would be difficult if not impossible to prove how stoned a driver is exactly. "They can't just pull someone over," explained Grey, who is also concerned how the level of impairment will be determined. "Maybe of Dorchester Boulevard. As both Montreal Mayor Gérald Tremblay and borough Mayor Michael Applebaum were unable to convince Westmount's mayor to help relieve at least some of the congestion moving through and around the site, McQueen is hoping Quebec's Minister of Immigration, local MNA Kathleen Weil, will step up to defend "all the local residents in St. Raymond's who are being affected by this absurdity." According to a recent request for access to information, documents reveal that hundreds, if not thousands of vehicles, will now be forced to use at least three residential streets to enter the MUHC hospital site through NDG. As of this week, vehicle traffic which used to make its way up Décarie will now be Schmidt said the lyrics of her song were inspired by 20 years of protesting the issue. Organizer Maureen Marovitch urged the audience of about 50 to make their voices heard by e-mailing Montreal West council and local provincial representatives, sending letters to newspapers and attending the next Montreal West council meeting Dec. 16.n they should just trap pedestrians and check their pupils! I want to stress the danger of this type of provision." Grey said federal government legislation is needed if a crackdown on drivers using drugs is needed; that way, lawyers could test the laws in court against the Charter. Having a local police force proceeding with a program that could subvert the Charter smacks of a "control state."n forced to move up Girouard which is now a two-way street. Should anybody wish to enter the hospital's site, they will have to turn right on Girouard before once again turning onto Upper Lachine Road after which they will be directed through Crowley before crossing Décarie and entering the site. Not only will this slow traffic moving through the borough's five-way intersection to a snail's crawl, but traffic experts believe the new arrangement will cause rush hour havoc along Upper Lachine Road all the way to St. Jacques. Montreal's STM may be forced to consider acceptable alternatives once the sudden influx of thousands of cars and assorted trucks begins to disrupt public transit in and out of the city's West Island.n JOEL GOLDENBERG/THE SUBURBAN Lachine Councillor June Cowell-Poitras D on WOW DEALS OF THE WEEK... 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    NEWS & ANALYSIS 4 * THE SUBURBAN, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2010 Avenue Clanranald Avenue Coolbrook Z Boulevard Decarie Marcel Aubut talks Olympics and Nordiques FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE - JUST CALL Order ahead & we will prepare & pack your order to take to the cottage BREAKFAST SERVED Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-9 a.m. $ 2 75 starting at 5509 Westminster Ave, Côte St-Luc 514-484-8555 THE ONLY LIQUIDATION STORE 6900 DECARIE BLVD. 514-731-6118 Mon.-Wed. 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Thurs. & Fri. 9:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Rue Vézina FREE Indoor Parking Happy Holidays from Our Family to Yours Delivery available Visit www.famousdellyboys.com for our menu Special Of The Week For Eat-In or Take-Out CHICKEN BROCHETTE WITH SALAD & VEGETABLE FRIED RICE $ 9 50 + tax Deli Counter ONLY OPEN Dec. 25th & Jan. 1st 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM CHILDREN'S MENU NOW AVAILABLE Mike Cohen Hundreds will gather this evening at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth to honour Marcel Aubut, the prominent lawyer, former owner of the Quebec Nordiques and the new president of the Canadian Olympic Association. A partner in the prestigious firm of Heenan Blaikie, he will receive the B'nai Brith Award of Merit at a gala dinner. I had the privilege of sitting down with Aubut recently at his spacious downtown office. He was supposed to be the honouree a year ago, but had to step aside because of the enormous work on his plate regarding the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Aubut told me how he believes his contacts with the NHL and commissioner Gary Bettman will help the push for professional hockey players continue to suit up in the 2013 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia and for the return of the Nordiques in Quebec City. "I was the one who originally pushed the idea of NHL players in the Olympics," Aubut stated. "I want it to continue. It is just a matter of negotiations. There is no comparable showcase for our sport than the Olympics." As for the return of the Nordiques to the NHL, Aubut says he believes the stars are properly aligned for their return in the next three years. "There is a big difference now, compared to 1995 when the NHL left Quebec City," Aubut explains. "First of all, there was no interest in building a new arena. There was no salary cap in the NHL. The economy in Quebec City is strong. Both the mayor of the city Our Party Sandwiches Check it out....it's cheap and guaranteed FRESH! Please ask about our Free Veterans Meals On Wheels Program. 514-485-8818 IN QUEBEC Marcel Aubut displays his cherished framed Nordiques jersey. and the premier are behind the move. And if you have a potential owner in Pierre Karl Peladeau who can justify the cost as he needs a team to build up his planned new sports network. I did not have any of these things in 1995." Quebec City also plans to bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics. "I think they have a good chance," Aubut says. "The Olympic Committee is always looking for the best situation. Quebec has the perfect climate and guaranteed snow. A 12-year gap between Vancouver and Quebec would be perfect." Wealthiest Quebecers: Canadian Business Magazine has unveiled the 100 wealthiest people/families in this country, 12 of whom are from Quebec. Here they are, with their overall ranking in brackets: the Power Corporation's Paul Desmarais Sr. (6), $4.28 billion; the Saputo family (9), $3.52 billion; Charles sollythecaterer.com See COHEN, page 10 SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT Solly's products are no longer available at the Westminster/Mackle location. There are absolutely no Solly's products there anymore. For delicious Solly's products please come to 7354 Cote St-Luc Road (Robert Burns parking lot) Come for party sandwiches, cheese bagels, potato knishes, chopped liver and dozens of our freshest delights. Can't make it in, call us for delivery (min. order required) This week (December 8-14), we are practically giving away $ a box 6 (ridiculously low) Store hours Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. "COME VISIT OUR TRUCKLOAD OF TOYS" SITUATED IN DECARIE SQUARE MIKE COHEN/THE SUBURBAN

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    Candy Bar - Gift Baskets - Loot Bags for all occasions and special events Sugar free - Gelatin free - Gluten free - Kosher - Retro candy 5615 ave. Monkland - Montreal - T 514.657.3900 FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED SINCE 1940 A SPOTLESS REPUTATION 1 Westmount Square MEGAPLANT: 2655 Bates Rd. (corner Wilderton/Jean Talon & Canora) Westmount (Greene Ave.) 514-934-3353 Citywide Pick-Up & Delivery * Home or Office 70th Anniversary Special 6 * THE SUBURBAN, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2010 NEWS & ANALYSIS SAVE! PAY 70% OF THE RETAIL PRICE FOR DRY CLEANING OR LAUNDERING OF ANYTHING! Conditions: -Valid for counter and delivery service - Coupon must accompany incoming order - Not valid in combination with other offers 514-733-4444 17 DECEMBER, 19:30 FOR PICK-UP SERVICE Salle Jean-Grimaldi, 1111 Rue Lapierre, LaSalle 50% SOLD! Grey wins Rossy appeal against Westmount By P.A. Sévigny The Suburban While nothing can replace the sudden and tragic loss of both a son and a brother, Quebec's Court of Appeal meted out some measure of justice when it decided the City of Westmount was, in fact, responsible for 27-yearold Gabriel Anthony Rossy's sudden death. Following the Appeal Julius Grey Court's decision, court documents state Rossy was killed during the evening of Aug. 1, 2006 when a tree spontaneously collapsed upon his car while on Côte Des Neiges Avenue. While an earlier Superior Court decision ruled the incident, however tragic, should be considered to be nothing more than a common car accident, Rossy's family disagreed after which they decided to have Quebec's Court of Appeals hear their case against the City of Westmount. After extensive research, Montreal lawyer Julius Grey put together an impressive argument in which he proved Rossy's death had more to do with being crushed under a falling tree than it did with being in his car when the www.blessk.ca c H I c harming oneymoon nternational ruise Vibrant and hilarious Russian musical! Exciting journey through time and space! Marquise de Pompadour, Cleopatra, Ludovic XV, Tevye the Milkman, famous Toreador... Russian beauties, Egyptian pharaohs, Hollywood heroes, Quebec folk dancers... Seven languages, different cultures, various music styles on one stage!!! INFORMATION: 514-904-0474 tree finally fell to the ground. "It's a unanimous decision," said Grey, "so no one expects the city will appeal the decision." After conclusive evidence proved the tree was completely rotten, further evidence also indicated the rot was caused by the city's failure to maintain the tree. After citing a number of cases in which the courts ruled how assorted incidents causing death or serious injuries were not directly caused by being in or near a vehicle at the time of the incident, the court's three judges overturned the Superior Court's earlier decision and ruled that the City of Westmount was, in fact, responsible for the young man's death. As of last Friday, Grey also told The Suburban the court's decision was a big relief because now it's more a question of how much the city's insurance will pay in damages to the young man's family. "That's not settled,"said Grey, "but then again, that's a difficult negotiation. How do you estimate the value of a young man's life?n Musical Theater "Bless'k" CHIC CHIC 514-790-1245 admission.com presents

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    NEWS & ANALYSIS Trench essential for MoWest train crossing: Masella By Joel Goldenberg The Suburban Montreal West mayor Beny Masella says he has had "numerous and ongoing" discussions with Agence Métropolitaine de Transport president Joel Gauthier in light of upcoming increased AMT traffic through the town. "For the first time, the AMT has earmarked money in their capital budget to have engineers study and propose permanent solutions for our traffic woes [at the Westminster crossing]," Masella said. "All my conversations with Mr. Gauthier have centred on the only realistic and acceptable solution for our level crossing, and that is to bury the tracks in a trench," a depression in the ground. "My most recent conversation with Mr. Gauthier was in light of the increased trains being proposed during rush hour, to help during the reconstruction of Turcot," the mayor added. "Mr. Gauthier promised that the engineers are already Verdun's green coalition By P.A. Sévigny The Suburban Even if it wasn't much of a crowd, there were more than enough people in the second floor reception room to prove Verdun's green coalition is playing far and above its league. "Make no mistake," said city executive committee member Ginette Marotte. "Montreal's green movement got its start in Verdun. We're the ones who developed the civic model for private at work on our solution. I promised to help lobby the Quebec government to provide the funding for this project when it comes to fruition. It is the right thing to do - it should completely alleviate our traffic issues on Westminster and allow for better [train] service to the West Island." Côte St. Luc resident Avrom Shtern, who is involved with train issues, also brought up the issue of the crossing and agreed with the trench proposal. Masella said his discussion with Gauthier focused on a trench being the only solution at Westminster. "I'd love to say that it would be a tunnel, but financially that would be really out there," the mayor said. "It doesn't sound like it's so accessible, whereas a trench is accessible. If we tried to put in an overpass or underpass, what's not obvious is that we'd have to start far enough back that it would destroy our commercial district." "That's not a real option."n and public partnerships for green projects and we're the ones who proved it works." During her short speech, Marotte tossed aside her prepared speech only to speak straight from the heart about her passion for the borough's green initiative and what it means for the citizens. Apart from being on the cutting edge of the city's new recycled bag program, she was happy to see how, during the past See GREEN COALITION, page 14 NEW STORE LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!! Double Your Air Miles ACT NOW! Limited time remains to buy in 2010 before the QST increase MAGNIFICENT LUXURY CONDOS FREE DELIVERY with presentation of coupon. Valid until December 15, 2010. (Min $50 purchase) Can not be combined with any other coupon. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR $10,000 PRE-CONSTRUCTION DISCOUNT 514-564-8833 www.aragonqueenmary.com 5011 QUEEN MARY ROAD, MTL, H3W 1X4 To all our clients Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year THE SUBURBAN, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2010 * 7

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    8 * THE SUBURBAN, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2010 NEWS & ANALYSIS Steinberg challenged to fine Hampstead councillors By Joel Goldenberg The Suburban Hampstead council regular Lorne Gold challenged mayor William Steinberg Monday night to fine councillors Harvey Shaffer and Leon Elfassy $144 each for yelling and speaking out of turn at a special Nov. 16 council meeting. At issue was four derogations approved by council for Shaffer's Netherwood home, to build a new home to replace the one destroyed by lightning this past summer. The councillor revealed he is not going ahead with the derogations after all. Derogations are dimensions of a home that go beyond what a bylaw usually allows. The mayor has fined several members of the audience $144 each in recent months for speaking out of turn or refusing to sit down. "Mr. Mayor, early in this council's mandate, I had asked you, when you were enforcing your rules of decorum, if you would fine councillors for their ill behaviour as well as people in the audience, and your answer to me was yes," Gold said at the December council meeting. "With all due respect to councillors Elfassy and Shaffer, at the Nov. 16 meeting, they were both yelling out at an audience member about Groupe Solution Sinistre councillor Shaffer's derogation. They weren't recognized by the chair, and you did not levy fines against them. I know you can't evict them, because they have a legal right and obligation to be here." During Gold's talk, Shaffer shook his head in bewilderment. Elfassy asked to speak, but was not allowed by Steinberg. Steinberg consulted with the town clerk, and confirmed he can levy fines against councillors. "But it is my call, and my call in that particular case was not to levy any fines," the mayor said. "Do you have a second question?" Gold asked why a fine was not levied, "as their conduct was no better than other people you've levied fines against." "These are judgment calls, and I just had to use my judgment," Steinberg said. "I can't remember back a month as to what exactly happened." "Three weeks," said Gold. "Whatever," said Steinberg. Elfassy said the facts of the question from the Nov. 16 meeting were wrong. The councillor said nine derogations were first considered by Shaffer, but only four were submitted to the town's planning advisory committee. Elfassy said an audience member alleged the possibility of 26 derogations, which both Elfassy and Shaffer exclaimed Nov. 16 was www.groupesolutionsinistre.com 1-866-848-3765 vite@groupesolutionsinistre.com 514-594-5567 Certified by IICRC (institute of inspection, cleaning and restoration certification) THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN US AND THEM IS THAT WE LOOK AFTER EVERYTHING * 24 Hour Service * Hygrometric & Thermal Expertise * Packaging & storage of all your belongings * Cleaning * Claims Donald Quirion & his staff extend a Happy Holiday wish to all Suburban readers Enjoy this wonderful time of year! false. "We didn't shout back," said Elfassy. "We just corrected the error, and [Gold] called it shouting back. It's his word against ours, and that's fine.... [Gold] could have asked me privately." Shaffer also said he first considered nine derogations for his home, but submitted only four. Shaffer added that at the Nov. 16 meeting, he did respond to the questioner by saying the alleged 26 derogations was "blatantly false." Gold said his issue was not accuracy, but the town's decorum rules. After the meeting, Gold confronted Steinberg once again, accusing the mayor of having a "double standard." Steinberg replied that because of his hearing impairment, he can only hear from one side, "non-directional." "So if there's noise or sounds, I don't know where it's coming from," the mayor said. "Public security should be taking care of that. Unless [what I hear] is very, very clear to me, I'm not going to issue a fine. First I have to hear it, and I have to use my judgment." Gold contended Steinberg did hear the two councillors, as "you asked them to be quiet, and they continued going." "I don't memorize all the things that happened, and I'm not going to get into a debate," Steinberg said.n

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    NEWS & ANALYSIS Local residents raise money for Verdun food bank By P.A. Sévigny The Suburban Last Saturday night, it was all smiles and chuckles as almost 200 people danced the night away in Verdun's Legion hall. "It's always nice to see what people can do for a good cause," said Verdun resident John Ferguson. "We were hoping to make at least $2,000 for the Manna food bank but now it looks as if we're going to be closer to $3,000." As Maureen Millan, Ferguson's close friend, does a lot of volunteer work at Manna, she was in a good position to see how much the local food bank does for the borough's poor. Once Ferguson heard about all the work being done in the Woodland Street food bank, he decided to do something to help them out. "It was a lot of work," said Ferguson, "but we all knew we had to do something and you could say we had a lot of fun doing it." Once friends Frank and Margaret Gallagher decided to help, others joined them and the project began to gain a life of its own. After they began to ask friends and neighbors for a bit of help, local stores began to donate items for a raffle after which others began to offer gift certificates and make donations to the food bank. Sydney Berne, a Great Canadian Artist Sydney Berne was born in Toronto, Ontario and went on to attend the prestigious Central Technical School of Art, after which he began his professional career as a productive, commercial artist. Soon the military came calling and Mr. Berne served his country overseas during WWII. Following the war, Sydney Berne returned to Canada and settled in Montreal. Throughout these years he honed his creative skills in Paris and London and alongside noted abstract expressionist, Paul Andre. Mr. Berne currently resides at Le Waldorf Residence and continues to let his brushes fly one colour at a time. (See page 15) Quest for the best winner... Quest for the best winner... Quest for the best winner MEAL DEAL A COMPLETE QUARTER CHICKEN MEAL... NOW THAT'S AN EXTRAORDINARY DEAL! $ 7 95 PARTY ORDERS WELCOMED Since 1944 Montreal's Favourite Rotisserie Chalet Bar-B-Q John Ferguson and his friend Maureen Millan. Community activist and Manna food bank executive Joe Quinn was among the guests along with his wife Heather who many consider to be one of the better bakers in the borough. Many consider her shortbread cookies to be one of the borough's minor miracles at $7 per tin, and while others keep looking for the perfect shortbread recipe, Heather was only too happy to offer hers to the public. "It's not complicated," she said. "Just mix a pound of butter into 4 cups of flour, half a cup of potato flour and one cup full of fruit sugar. Mix it well and put it in the oven for 9 to 11 minutes at 350 degrees." 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    'Let Xiaobo get his Nobel Prize!' By Joel Goldenberg The Suburban Mount Royal MP Irwin Cotler called on China to release Nobel peace prize winner Dr. Liu Xiaobo in time for Friday's awards ceremony in Oslo, Norway. Cotler, who is part of the imprisoned dissident's international legal team, told a press conference Friday he has been invited to and will be in Oslo for the ceremony. Xiaobo is a scholar and human rights activist "Mom, you're really off track" ��������������������������������������������������������������� Sooner or later, your teen will face choices about alcohol consumption, drugs and gambling. But it's not ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� �����������������������������������������������������������������mieuxcomprendre.gouv.qc.ca ������ the help you need to talk to your teen. mieuxcomprendre.gouv.qc.ca 10 * THE SUBURBAN, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2010 NEWS & ANALYSIS and, according to an opinion piece Cotler recently wrote, he is imprisoned in northeast China for "calling on the Chinese government to honour rights entrenched in the Chinese constitution" and "institute democratic reforms." Cotler pointed out that members of Xiaobo's own family are prohibited by China to attend the peace prize ceremony. "There will be an empty seat and those of us who are on Xiaobo's international legal team will seek to make the representations on his behalf, so that his voice will not be silenced," the MP explained. "I call again today on the Chinese government to allow Mr. Xiaobo to attend the ceremony." Cotler said the awarding of the prize to Xiaobo should be viewed by China as an honour for that country and its people.n COHEN Cont'd from page 4 Bronfman (18), $2.39 billion; the Bombardier family, $2.10 billion; investor Stephen Jarislowsky (28), $1.85 billion; the Cirque de Soleil's Guy Laliberté (37), $1.51 billion; pharmacy magnate Jean Coutu (52), $1.15 billion; the Astral Media Greenberg family (60), $990 million; telecommunications guru Charles Sirois (65), $910 million; Quebecor Media's Pierre Karl and Erik Péladeau, $670 million; former Telemedia owners the Gaspé Beaubien family (87), $650 million; and Videotron founder André Chagnon, $540 million. COHEN CHATTER: Canadian Jewish Congress, the one-time "Parliament of Canadian Jewry" may be in its final days of existence. And I do not think that is a bad thing. See www.mikecohen.ca for more...The "Best Buy" of the weekend was "not" Habs defenceman P.K. Subban. First, the electronics chain advertised in its Saturday Gazette flyer that he would be at their Laval store at 2 p.m. They did not specify the day, which was Sunday. People began lining up at 9 a.m. the following morning. Observers there tell me P.K. arrived an hour and 10 minutes late and actually only started at 3:25 ...Montreal author Michel Brûlé is making waves that he will run for mayor in three years time. One of his campaign themes will be dropping the number of elected councillors in the city and boroughs. He calls the current number of 218 "ridiculous" and wants to bring that down to 30. Item of interest? E-mail mcohen@thesuburban.com or call 514-484-1107 ext. 307. Please follow me on twitter at www.twitter.com/mikecohencsl.

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