The assurance is that the overpass, despite its crumbling, is safe so the highway can carry traffic again. Of course, anyone who believes that should consult my craigslist offering of a bridge in Brooklyn that I would like to sell.
Why should we expect Quebec to take seriously this stuff when the PQ has done such an excellent job of providing a new, even more bitter version of distraction sauce--the Charter of
Anyhow, I appreciate the reminder of one of the reasons why I left Montreal despite the good food and great friends.
Another reminder will be this afternoon when I lunch at the headquarters of the Dept of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development. The lunch guest heads a German think tank that was of great assistance to me, so I am glad to have the opportunity to meet with him and not have to drive two hours to do so. I do, indeed, love Ottawa and all that it offers. I would have moved even if I didn't fear the collapsing infrastructure of Montreal, but, as we are reminded yet again, my fears have a solid basis in reality, unlike the assurances of the Quebec highway folks.
Update: Montreal Gazette cartoon captures it