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Sounds like that “trying to hold on long enough that a mayor by-election won’t be triggered” theory that a poster had below might have some weight to it.
Too bad, I’d like to see an election to select a new mayor, rather than having (probably) Michael Applebaum in as mayor-pro-tem or whatever they will call it.
I’m sort of torn on that. On the one hand, 2013 is so close that I don’t think it’s worth having an election before that. On the other hand, Michael Applebaum is perhaps the only person I can think of who might make Gerard Tremblay look like a good mayor.
I don’t think the requirement is for a full municipal election, just a mayoral one.
But it would be a mayoral by-election for a term of less than a year, at which point there would be a general election for everything including mayor. I don’t really see the point of having 2 elections for mayor in a year.
Even just a mayoral election would be an expensive proposition. Still need campaigns, election workers, census, gymnasium rentals, logistics, etc. Is it worth the money just for a one-year term?
On the other hand, Applebaum…
It’s true, Clément. When I was scrutatrice for the recent Quebec election I was impressed both at the smoothness of the election mechanism and at the expense that must be involved in printing all the required materials – not just the ballots, but manuals, oodles of forms, signs and all the rest.
Still, it’s a whole year. And yeah, Applebaum. Although who do we think would win if a single-focus mayoral election were held this month, supposing it was Applebaum vs. Harel vs. Bergeron?
My money would be on Bergeron right now, unless Denis Coderre decides to jump in early instead of waiting for next year’s general election.
Especially in this context, Coderre would probably choose to run as an independant. I’m assuming neither Harel or Bergeron would leave him their seat and it would be suicide to run under the Union Montréal label.
i’d say it would be worth it if bergeron could gain a year worth of incumbency but, alas, i don’t doubt that coderre would recognize the threat and jump in right away.
Guess that means we have a Jewish anglo mayor for the next 12 months? Made even funnier by the fact that his French is absolutely atrocious. Take that Madame Marois! I guess we’re not ghosts after all.
Wait, wasn’t the CBC reporting yesterday that Tremblay was waying that he “wasn’t sick and wasn’t stepping down” or something along those lines? He could have at least waited a week after making statements like that before stepping down.
Hmm, now that I’ve actually read the article, it says he’ll be back at work on Monday, so it’s not really a break of unspecified length, he’s just taking a long weekend at the chalet or something.
So according to François Cardinal, the “maire suppléant” de Montréal is madame Jane Cowell-Poitras, of Lachine. Who???
Tantastic Ted, I think you’re thinking of Rotrand…
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