Tremblay hangs on, admits there's corruption in Montreal
Mayor Gerald Tremblay says he will not be stepping down — not even temporarily like his colleague from Laval, Gilles Vaillancourt did yesterday.
Vaillancourt cited health reasons.
Tremblay says he has a city to manage. He's passionate about the city and says he has a mandate from the public to to run Montreal.
Tremblay admitted that there's been a system of corruption in place in his city, but that it's been there for decades.
Tremblay would not comment on his political future. He would not say whether he'll be a candidate for mayor in 2013.
La Presse today said he would retire after this mandate.
Some of his colleagues were taken aback by the report.
Photo: Dario Ayala (Montreal Gazette)