Richard Bergeron’s criticism of Philippe Schnobb as chair of the STM’s board of directors is unfounded, according to CDN-NDG councillor Marvin Rotrand.
Projet Montréal argued that Mr. Schnobb, a former Radio-Canada journalist, has no expertise in transport issues or management experience in public administration.
But, according to Rotrand, who has been vice-chair of the STM’s board of directors since 2002, Denis Coderre has the right to name someone he is comfortable with to be president of the public transit agency that receives nearly $400 million annually from the city.
“I think there was a consensus that Michel Labrecque had done a very good job, but he didn’t do it alone. He did it with a board that included myself as vice-president, and he was someone from outside as well, not an expert. And, by the way, Projet Montréal voted against him in 2009,” noted the Coalition Montréal councillor.
Rotrand pointed out that Projet Montréal will also get a seat on the board. “They named a
borough councillor from the Plateau named Marie Plourde. She has zero experience in public transit that I could find on the internet.”
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