A few hours after the official start of the municipal campaign, Denise Coder defended herself against accepting her election on Friday.
The election period officially began at midnight on Friday in hundreds of municipalities in Quebec and will last until the November 7 election. Since sunset the day before, thousands of signs have appeared on the pillars of the metropolis.
In the afternoon, Denise Codre went to Montreal City Hall to formally submit her candidacy. In the square, on a document in hand, he said he was moved, looking back when he crossed the desert in the wake of his defeat in 2017. “I’m broken,” he said, emphasizing that the news effort was part of his “personal resilient journey”.
Despite his forthcoming election, the former mayor has vowed not to rest on his laurels.
“I will not take anything lightly. I have already won, I have already lost. But I believe Montreal deserves better,” he said. “People want hope. They need ability and confidence. ”
Montreal Meyers started the day with bitter attacks on its main rival.
“He agrees that this position is his”
Valerie Plante began her campaign in the Old Port of Montreal this morning through her four-year calculations at City Hall. She did not reveal new engagements and promised to announce them in the coming weeks instead.
La mairesse en a surtout profité pour passer à l’attaque contre son vis-à-vis, Denis Coderre. Elle tente de le dépeindre comme le candidat du statu quo, alors qu’elle se présente comme la mairesse du progrès.
« Avec Denis Coderre on recule. C’est assez clair déjà », a-t-elle asséné. « Il n’a pas changé : clairement, Denis Coderre est revenu en politique parce que clairement il n’a pas digéré sa défaite de 2017 », a-t-elle lancé, flanquée de plusieurs de ses candidats. « Il prend pour acquis que c’est à lui ce poste-là [de maire]. ⁇
M.To me Plante also criticized Mr Coderre for harming Montreal by often qualifying the metropolis as a violent city. The latter argued that there was going to be insecurity in the election campaign and that it was useless to hide the issue.
“Woke up” at town hall?
Sign of the time, the two candidates were questioned about rejecting their synthesis or “wok” current, a summary used by Franకోois Legalt for Deputy Gabriel Nade-Dubois earlier this week.
Valerie Plante confirmed that she had entrusted it to others to analyze her political position. She stressed that her party was an environmentalist and did not hide feminist beliefs.
Denise Codre said to herself “awake” [réveillé].