Sunday, October 25, 2009

Montreal Election Mired In 'Mafia' Allegations

"I've been cleaning up for three years," Montreal Mayor Gérald Tremblay said Friday, hoping to be re-elected on Nov. 1, 2009. Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press

From The Toronto Star:

Claims of corruption – kickbacks, luxury yachts, even bombs – get more dramatic by the day.

MONTREAL–The image of the broom has been nearly worn out by mayoral contenders vowing to "clean up" Montreal's city hall, as the stench of corruption in its corridors gets worse.

"Only Projet Montréal can clean up city hall," said Richard Bergeron, quirky leader of the municipal party that's in third place in the polls.

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More News On Montreal's Municipal Election

Montreal ready for another cleanup? -- Toronto Star
Playing politics at Montreal city hall -- National Post
Yacht visits allegations meet a wave of denials -- Montreal Gazette
They're all promising to bring back integrity -- Montreal Gazette
A little rogueishness is one thing -- Montreal Gazette opinion
There's really no choice except an inquiry -- Montreal Gazette editorial

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