Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Vision Montreal Executive Resigns Over Louise Harel's Candidacy For Mayor

Louise Harel of Vision Montreal says Montreal is stuck "in the 1960s."
Photograph by: John Mahoney, Gazette file photo

From The Montreal Gazette:

MONTREAL ­ The vice-president of Montreal opposition party Vision Montreal has resigned saying she can’t work for its new mayoral candidate, Louise Harel, because she’s a sovereignist, a centralizer and the architect of the 2002 municipal mergers.

And Montreal lawyer Oksana Kaluzny, who notified party leader Benoit Labonté in writing Monday that she’s resigning from the party’s executive, said in an interview that others in the party are reflecting on their futures as well because they question Harel’s ability to boost the party’s chances of winning the Nov. 1 election.

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Update: A sovereignist as mayor? -- Montreal Gazette

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