COVID-19. The Quebec government has allowed city council members to meet by way of video conference during the pandemic and recommends that council meetings be made available as a recording or as a video livestream. It also recommends that municipalities include a question period.
The City of Côte Saint-Luc is following these recommendations. First, Côte Saint-Luc City Council meetings are livestreamed at YouTube . Second, the City of Côte Saint-Luc has adopted the Montreal Agglomeration’s approach for the question period. Residents can submit questions by email to email@example.com until 5 p.m. on the day of the Council meeting. The questions will be answered during the council meeting.
Regular council meetings also have a second question period, where the public can ask a question related to an item on that meeting’s agenda. In order to collect these questions from the public, we will open the YouTube chat feature right before the start of the second question period. The questioner should write their question and their name. The Mayor and/or the appropriate Council member will then respond.
- The Côte Saint-Luc City Council allows both residents and non-residents to ask questions at its Council Meetings, in both French and English.
- Every person wishing to ask a question must, at the beginning of the Council Meeting, fill out a question period form which can be found at the entrance to the Council Chamber.
- The question period at a Council Meeting is limited to thirty (30) minutes, but may be extended, subject to the consent of the majority of Members of Council present. Given this time limit and given the desire to allow as many questioners as possible to ask questions, every person has three (3) minutes to ask one (1) question and one (1) follow-up question to the Mayor.
- Prior to asking a question, every person must state his full name.
- Following the discussion of the Council Agenda items, there is a second question period. During the second question period, attendees can only ask questions about items on the Council Agenda.
- No person may use violent, offensive or disrespectful language when addressing a question to the Mayor.
- At a Special Meeting, questions must be limited to items on the Agenda.
See Council meetings for more information about past or upcoming council meetings.