Banning Carriages: What About the Human Impact?


The Project

Carriages will be banned in Montreal after December 31, 2019. Carriage permit holders are trying to file a new application for an injunction to have the city bylaw overturned. In this short video, I try to get people to think about the human impact that this bylaw will have on Montreal’s carriage drivers.

Vincent Laliberté

Vincent Laliberté is a Montreal psychiatrist who is also doing a PhD in anthropology. In his work as a psychiatrist, he heads up a clinic that focuses on helping the homeless who also have serious mental health issues. As an anthropologist, he spent over a year with Montreal’s horse-drawn carriage drivers, seeking to understand their reality and the reasons behind the move to ban them from the city.