Denis Coderre Is Beating Valérie Plante In An Early Montreal Mayoral Election Poll

Looks like it's going to be another face-off!
Denis Coderre Is Beating Valérie Plante In An Early Montreal Mayoral Election Poll

A new poll by Mainstreet Research shows that former Montreal mayor Denis Coderre — who recently announced he's running again in the upcoming municipal election — is leading the race against Valérie Plante.

Forty percent of respondents said they intend to vote for Coderre, compared to 24% for Plante. 

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However, 54% of respondents also said they were satisfied with Mayor Plante.

And only 11% of respondents said they were planning to vote for a third option — meaning it's probably going to be a two-candidate race, or "clash of titans" as Maclean's put it.

Since 25% of respondents are undecided, numbers could swing either way between now and November — and while Coderre's lead is notable, Maclean's says it's comparable to his electoral lead in 2017 when he lost the election to Plante.

Balarama Holness Says He’ll Officially Recognize Montreal As A Bilingual City If Elected

"Montreal is bilingual and multicultural and it is something that we should embrace," he said.

Activist and Grey Cup-winning Alouette Balarama Holness is saying he'll officially recognize Montreal as a bilingual city if elected mayor in November.

"We live in a francophone province in a francophone city from a legislative perspective, but the reality of Montreal is far different," the leader of Mouvement Montréal said in an interview with MTL Blog.

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Montreal Has To Pay $3,000,000 In A Settlement After It Was Sued About Formula E

Formula E sued the city and Mayor Plante after the race was cancelled.

The City of Montreal and Formula E organizers have finally reached a settlement after five long years of deliberations and arguments. The saga, which involved a lawsuit against the city and Mayor Valérie Plante following a cancelled 2018 race, is finally over thanks to the out-of-court agreement. 

In a press release, Benoit Dorais, chairman of the executive committee responsible for finance and legal affairs, said that the city "authorized an out-of-court settlement in the amount of capital, interest and costs of $3 million payable by the City to Formula E Opérations Limitée (FEO) in full and final settlement of the case."

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Mayor Valérie Plante plans to equip SPVM police officers with body cameras next year.

The mayor's office told MTL Blog that the administration aims to start implementing the technology across the 5,000-person force at the beginning of 2022.

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A Poll Shows Which Canadian Provinces Support The Habs The Least

More Canadians are rooting for the Lightning than you might think.

A new poll by Leger Marketing and the Association for Canadian Studies shows that support for the Montreal Canadiens is not even across the country.

While the majority of poll respondents in the Atlantic provinces, Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia said they were "rooting for" the Habs in the Stanley Cup Final, only 46% of respondents in Manitoba and Saskatchewan (grouped together in the poll) said they were supporting the Canadian team.

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