Tremblay finally loses popularity
Gérald Tremblay – whom Montrealers should have punted last election – has finally begun to lose the confidence of voters although La Presse notes that having him resign right now would be costly because more than a year remains before the 2013 elections. Election law says that more than a year’s gap requires a new election for mayor. Less than a year, and city council can appoint an interim mayor, which is a bit of a kludge but saves the cost of an island-wide election process. Anyway, Pauline Marois thinks Tremblay ought to go and continues to adumbrate the possibility of putting the city under trusteeship.
The person most Montrealers want to replace Tremblay is Denis Coderre – so strange, considering he’s got no municipal experience at all, but in personality he does seem to be the polar opposite of Tremblay and maybe that’s what the people want now. Coderre remains mum, only continuing to say he’ll announce his plans next month.