Political Musings November 15, 2013: Montreal swears-in 44th mayor Denis Coderre promises ‘new era’

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POLITICAL MUSINGS

Montreal swears-in 44th mayor Denis Coderre promises ‘new era’

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Montreal is hoping to leave its past full of corruption behind them, when former Liberal MP Denis Coderre was sworn-in as Montreal’s 44th mayor, on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 14, 2013 along with 93 of the 102 newly…READ MORE

Political Musings November 4, 2013: Denis Coderre wins Montreal’s municipal election becoming the city’s 44th mayor

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POLITICAL MUSINGS

Denis Coderre wins Montreal’s municipal election becoming the city’s 44th mayor

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Former Federal Liberal Party cabinet minister Denis Coderre’s victory as the 44th Mayor of the city of Montreal, Quebec on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 might be the lead story, but the real success was lawyer Mélanie Joly…READ MORE

Political Musings July 19, 2013: Severance pay to former Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum causes uproar

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POLITICAL MUSINGS

Severance pay to former Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum causes uproar

By Bonnie K. Goodman

In news that has caused an uproar in Montreal, late Wednesday, July 17, 2013, it was revealed that the City of Montreal gave former Interim Mayor Michael Applebaum nearly $268,000 in severance pay. Applebaum resigned on June 18, after…READ MORE

Political Musings July 3, 2013: Louise Harel drops out of race for Montreal mayor

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POLITICAL MUSINGS

Louise Harel drops out of race for Montreal mayor

By Bonnie K. Goodman

The candidates list is getting more defined for Montreal mayoral elections this fall, when Tuesday morning, July 2, Louise Harel announced she is no longer running in the race. She will however, still run for her council seat in Ville Marie…READ MORE

Political Musings July 7, 2013: Montreal city council breaks for summer

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POLITICAL MUSINGS

Montreal city council breaks for summer

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Montreal’s city council met on Thursday, July 4, once more before taking their summer recess to deal with unfinished business. The meeting’s agenda focused on infrastructure, the fate of the Royal Victoria and Hotel Dieu hospitals…READ MORE

Political Musings July 3, 2013: Marcel Côté announces Montreal mayor bid

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POLITICAL MUSINGS

Marcel Côté announces Montreal mayor bid

By Bonnie K. Goodman

This morning, July 3, Montreal acquired another candidate for mayor when economist and businessman Marcel Côté, 70, announced he is joining the race. Côté’s announcement comes at the heels of the leader of Vision Montréal…READ MORE

Political Headlines June 18, 2013: Montreal’s mayor Michael Applebaum resigns, calls allegations unfounded

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Montreal’s mayor resigns, calls allegations unfounded

Source: CTV News, 6-18-13

Montreal’s Mayor Michael Applebaum has announced his resignation, a move that comes just one day after he was arrested on corruption and conspiracy charges….READ MORE

Political Headlines June 17, 2013: Harper government denounces ‘corruption’ following arrest of former Conservative staffer Saulie Zajdel

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Harper government denounces ‘corruption’ following arrest of former Conservative staffer

Source: Canada.com, 6-17-13

Harper government denounces ‘corruption’ following arrest of former Conservative staffer

Saulie Zajdel attends an event in Montreal on March 16, 2012. Zajdel was arrested by Quebec’s anti-corruption unit on Monday morning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

The Harper government is condemning “corruption” after one of its former staffers was arrested Monday in connection with an ongoing investigation by a special police squad in Montreal.

“Our government firmly believes that anyone proven to be involved in corruption in Quebec will have to face the consequences,” said Jessica Fletcher, a spokeswoman for Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore….READ MORE

Political Headlines June 17, 2013: Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum arrested by Quebec anti-corruption unit

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Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum arrested by Quebec anti-corruption unit

Source: CTV News, 6-17-13
Montreal's interim mayor, a self-styled corruption fighter, arrested by police

Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum is taken away by police after being arrested at his home in Montreal on Monday, June 17, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mario Beauregard

Montreal’s Mayor Michael Applebaum has been taken into police custody by the province’s anti-corruption squad. Applebaum was picked up at his home in Notre-Dame-de-Grace at around 6 a.m….READ MORE