Montréal, October 18, 2021 – The municipal elections figure prominently in MAtv’s programming this fall in all the regions it serves across Québec. In Montréal, the veteran teams at the public affairs programs Mise À Jour and CityLife will keep residents informed about local issues in preparation for the November 7 vote.
“Municipal politics play an important role in local public affairs and have a major impact on people’s daily lives,” says Steve Desgagné, Senior Director of MAtv. “So MAtv will provide hyperlocal coverage focused on the realities on the ground. We want to keep Montrealers in every neighbourhood and borough informed about the issues that matter to them.”
The Anglo perspective
On Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., with a repeat at 11 p.m., host Richard Dagenais and the CityLife crew cover the issues of concern to English Montrealers. Contributors will give in-depth analysis of the campaign and there will be a series of feature interviews with the leading mayoral candidates: Balarama Holness on October 19, Valérie Plante on October 26 and Denis Coderre on November 2.
Municipal news unpacked
Stéphanie Gagnon and the entire Mise À Jour team look at local news and campaign highlights on Mondays at 6:30 p.m., with a repeat broadcast at 11 p.m. Experts will analyze the hot-button issues, such as public security and rising violence, the survival of Montréal’s restaurants, the labour shortage, homelessness and the environment. Members of Montréal’s ethnic communities will contribute their take on what is happening on the ground.
On November 1, a panel discussion featuring long-time contributors Marc-André Carignan, Jean-Louis Fortin and Véronique Fournier will give viewers a detailed analysis of the entire campaign.
MAtv’s campaign coverage is available live on MAtv, on demand on illico and Helix, and in catch-up mode on matv.ca.
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Senior Director, MAtv