MONTREAL -- Former mayor Denis Coderre was in the hotseat Friday as he faced questions on his controversial proposal to ban the consumption of alcohol in public parks after 8 p.m. in Montreal.

After touting the idea on Wednesday, Mayor Valerie Plante accused him of being disconnected from the ordinary Montrealers, many of whom rely on parks and green spaces as their only places to relax during the pandemic.

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