Montréal Mayor Makes Magnificent Commitment to Help Save the Monarch Butterfly
The Mayor of Montréal, Denis Coderre, became the first mayor in Québec to take the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge. Montréal is by far the largest city to take the pledge in Canada and the third largest pledge in North America.
Mayor Coderre signed this proclamation / declaration on June 12, 2017, highlighting the plight of the monarch butterfly and committing the support of the city of Montréal and its citizens. The “be it resolved statement reads:”
Be It Resolved:
That the Ville de Montréal officially commit itself to helping to restore monarch habitats by continuing to implement measures to protect the species and encouraging its citizens to participate in these efforts, so that these magnificent butterflies can once again flourish all over the continent.
That the Mayor of Montréal sign the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge to make Montréal a monarch-friendly city.
Réal Menard, Mayor of Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough and Montreal executive committee member responsible for sustainable development and environment, César Rafael Chávez, Executive Director of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, Karel Mayrand- Director General for Quebec and Atlantic Canada and Charles-Mathieu Brunelle, Executive Director of Space of Life (L’Espace pour La Vie), participated in a signing ceremony on June 15, 2017.
With this announcement, the City of Montréal is also launching an invitation to all borough mayors of the City of Montréal and all of its Québec counterparts so that everyone can follow and join the movement by signing this vital commitment to the survival of the monarch. Mayors throughout Canada can take the pledge through the David Suzuki Foundation at davidsuzuki.org/villesmonarques.
While the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge started in the United States, it has expanded to Canada and Mexico thanks to the support of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation and Montreal’s Space for Life.
Learn more about how to take the pledge in the rest of North America.