From left: Montreal mayoral candidates Louise Harel (Vision Montreal), incumbent Gérald Tremblay (Union Montréal) and Richard Bergeron (Projet Montréal). Photograph by: Dave Sidaway and John Mahoney, The Gazette
From The Montreal Gazette:
It's hard to get good people to run for city hall – here's why.
MONTREAL – Many people are voicing dismay over the quality of the mayoral contenders in this fall’s Montreal election. A real hunger exists for a leader of integrity who can bring élan and a sense of direction to this city. Last week, for example, the Board of Trade sponsored a panel discussion on Jean Drapeau, the last mayor who (for all his faults) possessed those qualities. Will we ever see such a mayor again?
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My Comment: We have a sorry lot running for Mayor, and we have no one to blame but ourselves.