Plateau Mayor's council seat in jeopardy
Plateau Mont-Royal Mayor, Luc Ferrandez could lose his seat because of poor attendance. He hasn't been seen in council for ninety days.
He's conspicuous by his absence.
Majority leader Marvin Rotrand says in his thirty years in municpal council, it's the worst record he's ever seen. Ferrandez hasn't shown up for three consecutive sessions. Rotrand adds, the law is very clear on the absence of elected officials. If Ferrandez does not appear in council September 24th, he will ask the clerk to declare the seat vacant and call an election.
Meantime, Projet Montreal leader, Richard Bergeron, defends Ferandez, saying he's devoted to the Plateau, working seventy to eighty hours a week. He assures citizens Ferrandez will be at the next meeting.
Mayor Gerald Tremblay hopes so.
"We'll see at the next city council if he is present, but I think it's going to be a challenge for Richard Bergeron also, because if ever he is not there, it's the credibility of the leader of Projet Montreal that is in jeopardy."
Ferrandez is on vacation and was unavailable for comment.
Photo: Projet Montreal