So one of Montreal's boroughs wants to require all home and business owners to make their roofs white. This would be at considerable cost with unproven benefit. This mayor talks about increasing temperatures in Montreal in 20 years. Even the ipcc is talking a few degrees over the next century. Has this mayor ever lived through a Montreal winter?
Maybe the Mayor should read George Will's last column.
The mayor of Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie hopes a new bylaw requiring white roofs on homes and commercial buildings will make his the coolest borough in Montreal, literally.
François Croteau says his proposed bylaw, which will require all new roofs in the borough to be white - or of a colour or material that reflects rather than absorbs heat - just makes environmental and economic sense.
"If in 20 years, temperatures in Montreal are much hotter, and we wait until then to act, it will cost a lot more," said Croteau, who expects the bylaw to be adopted at a borough council vote next month.