Listen to shoppers' concerns, group tells Jean-Talon Market
Not enough Quebec products, morning car traffic among pet peeves listed in survey
A group of citizens wants to bring changes to the Jean-Talon Market and they are harnessing public opinion to back them up.
Les Amis du Marché Jean-Talon spent Saturday asking shoppers to fill out a survey about their experiences and hundreds took part.
Among some of their concerns were:
- Not enough made-in-Quebec products.
- It's hard to tell the difference between producers and resellers.
- Cars can go through the market before 11 a.m.
Johanne Beaulieu goes to the market twice a week and she is bothered by the cars that compete with shoppers.
"I find this a bit deplorable, because there are so many people on weekend mornings," she said.
Les Amis du Marché Jean-Talon claims that Montreal's public markets authority doesn't listen to shoppers' concerns, hence this survey blitz.
"Citizens are not part of the board [of Marchés Publics de Montréal]," said Sarah McMahon-Sperber of Les Amis.
"So there's no real structure in place for that to happen and that's all we were trying to create."
Les Amis du Marché Jean-Talon will write a report based on the survey results and share it with the City of Montreal and Marchés Publics de Montréal.
With files from Antoni Nerestant.