The year 2016 marked a significant turning point for the Office de consultation publique de Montréal in terms of the population's participation in our processes. The three nonregulation consultations entrusted to us by the executive committee and city council, i.e. the continuation of the consultation on reducing Montréal's dependence on fossil energies, which was the product of the Right of Initiative, the upstream consultation on the Urban, Economic and Social Development Plan (PDUES) for areas surrounding the Turcot interchange, and the one on the Downtown Strategy, have allowed us to carry on our digital approach and inclusion innovations.
Those files have set citizen participation records. The high level of interest was apparent both in real-time participation and online processes. This year, the voices of over 6000 people and organizations were heard regarding important issues for the future of Montréal.