Vision Montreal party leader Benoit Labonté listens as former municipal affairs minister Louise Harel speaks to the press in Montreal on Wednesday. Labonte has stepped aside to make room for Harel to lead the party into the next municipal election. Photograph by: Allen McInnis, The Gazette
Harel Takes Aim At Tremblay's Job -- Montreal Gazette
The jury is still out on whether Louise Harel will hurt or help Vision Montreal party’s chances of winning power at city hall in the Nov. 1 municipal election.
But as Montrealers take in yesterday’s announcement that Vision Montreal leader Benoit Labonté is stepping aside to allow Harel, the former Parti Québécois cabinet minister who oversaw the forced municipal mergers, to run as his party’s mayoral candidate against Mayor Gérald Tremblay, certain effects are already being felt.
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More News On Louise Harel Running For Mayor
Montrealers willing to forgive and forget -- Montreal Gazette
Louise Harel announces her run for mayor -- CTV
Former pequiste and engineer of the municipalmergers to run for mayor of montreal. -- CJAD
Ten years ago today was the start of megacity madness -- Montreal Gazette
Former PQ cabinet minister Louise Harel to run for Montreal mayor -- Canadian Press
She's ba-a-a-ck! Louise Harel might run for mayor -- Montreal Gazette
My Comment: She does not have a chance. Her anti-english and anti-immigrant views are well known. 90% of this community will vote against her, and this community makes up more than half the population of Montreal.
Mayor Tremblay has just won his third term.