Election items after a hot weekend

Novel ways for candidates to do public relations among electors have included going for walks with groups to hear about issues with traffic.

The city has produced the elector’s manual in thirteen languages.

Mayor Tremblay picked a choice moment to unveil his platform yesterday, while all eyes were on the Labonté debacle. A poll done last week had Tremblay and Harel neck and neck – but that was before the weekend’s drama.

A look back at Benoit Labonté’s career and his tendency to turn allies into enemies; Michèle Ouimet ponders how leaders manage not to know what their right-hand man is doing – with a brief but telling sting about the lack of political experience of Louise Harel’s new wing man, Pierre Lampron.