Kirkland, Kirkland, Quebec Real Estate and Homes for Sale

Kirkland, Kirkland, Quebec Real Estate and Homes for Sale

Kirkland is a town on the Island of Montreal in southwestern Quebec, Canada. As of 2006, the population was 20,491. The average age in Kirkland, Québec is 40.2 years old. 79.8% of the population is aged 15 or older. It is named after Charles-Aimé Kirkland, a Quebec provincial politician.It was originally incorporated as a municipality in 1961. On January 1, 2002, as part of the 2002-2006 municipal reorganization of Montreal, it was merged into the city of Montreal and became a borough. However, after a change of government and a 2004 referendum, it was re-constituted as an independent city on January 1, 2006.Kirkland is primarily a residential community, with a commercial core, and an industrial park straddling the Trans-Canada Highway (Autoroute 40). The city is composed of mainly single-family residences, with some multi-unit facilities (apartments, town houses, and condos) available.It is a full-service community, with a public works department, recreation department, engineering department, accounting, communications, human resources and administrative services operating for the welfare of its citizens.In 2012 the city found itself in hot water after using public tax funds to sue many of its residents. The city council sued residents to force them to fix infrastructure problems within the city, and they sued a blogger for defamation against them. In a 2012 ruling, the Quebec court ruled that the city had no case against the blogger and dismissed the city's lawsuit.

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