Jeanne-Mance Park softball players take legal action against the city
Photo by John Mahoney for the Montreal Gazette.

Photo by John Mahoney for the Montreal Gazette.

A group of softball players campaigning to bring back a field in Jeanne-Mance Park has taken legal action against the city of Montreal.

Six softball players filed an application for judicial review in Quebec Superior Court on Friday, saying that the city removed the park’s northern softball diamond in an unlawful and unfair way.

“We feel like the city doesn’t intend to do anything to recognize that it was a mistake and to repair that mistake, so we feel like it’s our last chance,” said Marie-Claude Lacerte, one of the players who submitted the application.

The document the group filed in court tells the story of a community frustrated by broken promises and bureaucratic obscurity.

Read the full story at the Montreal Gazette.

Darya Marchenkova