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Montreal to vote on increasing parking fines as seasonal restrictions come into effect

Parking rates are $3/hour in the downtown Montreal area, Wednesday, March 16, 2016.
Montreal city council is considering a move to raise parking fines. Kelly Greig/Global News

Montreal city council is planning to vote April 15 on whether or not to increase parking ticket fines to $78 from $62.

This comes as the city’s annual seasonal parking restrictions come into effect on Monday to allow for maintenance and road cleaning.

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These restrictions will last until mid-November or Dec. 1, depending on the borough. This includes reserved spots for motorcycles.

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City officials say they hope to raise an additional $11 million in parking fine revenue this year.

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For the 18,644 on-street parking spaces, there are 1,442 pay stations — plus the P$ Mobile Service app.

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