Valerie Plant officially becomes mayor of Montreal

Photo: Jacques Nadeau Le Devoir
The mayor of Montréal, Valérie Plante, was sworn in, Thursday afternoon, at the Bonsecours market.

Valérie Plante officially became the mayor of Montreal Thursday when she took the presidential oath in the company of other elected officials in montreal.

 

We have the obligation of results , stated from the outset, the mayor, a few minutes of taking the oath of office during a ceremony which took place at the Bonsecours market.

 

Thus, 102 elected representatives have been officially declared elected. A person was absent due to a judicial recount.

 

In his speech, the new mayor gave five challenges to the elect, or improved mobility, increased safety, particularly for cyclists, as well as housing projects to retain families, public services more efficient and economic development inclusive .

 

It also had a message to Montreal : If you love this city as much as I love it, I ask you to be involved , she said.

 

Promises to keep

 

Valerie Plant will have a hard time complying with all the promises she has made in the campaign.

 

In particular, it has promised to limit tax increases to inflation, to add 300 buses to the fleet of the Société de transport de Montréal (STM), to start the project pink line, provide free to youth and seniors in public transport, in addition to implementing a social tariff.

 

It is also committed to build 12 000 units of social housing, to amend the regulations on dangerous dogs and to abolish the tax of Welcome for families.

 

Projet Montréal elected a total of 51 persons, including 34 members of the city council. For its part, the Team Denis Coderre will form the official opposition with 39 elected representatives including 25 in the city council. Coalition Montreal will have only one elected, Marvin Rotrand, dean of the city council. As for the local parties, Anjou and LaSalle, they are 12 elected.

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