DAP - same thing applies to every province but PEI - the urban does not represent the rural. And just like Calgary doesn't represent Edmonton, Montreal does not represent la Ville de Quebec.
To be honest I personally have very little time for the dwellers of Montreal, Toronto or Vancouver. Calgary and Edmonton I suppose get a pass because I still remember them when they were less than half the size they are today and reminded more of London, Ont as livable places.
And lets not go to the number of Senators.
The point is that Coderre, the beast of the day (he is not an isolated phenomenon) is playing for the cameras. And that is a lousy way to define policy. Unfortunately it seems to be the way of the world.
PS - the 1911 borders of Quebec and Ontario? Effectively they allocated to Montreal and Toronto their very own colonies. And they treat them as such.