Claude Trudel quits as Verdun borough mayor

Posted By: Richard Deschamps · 12/3/2012 12:25:00 PM

Claude Trudel has become the latest municipal politician to submit a resignation, though the borough mayor of Verdun didn't quit because of corruption allegations.

While Trudel insists that he isn't bitter, he says he was 'betrayed' by new mayor Michael Applebaum and by certain others in the Union Montreal party.

He says he felt morally obligated to leave following what he termed the 'circus' that followed the resignation of Montreal mayor Gerald Tremblay last month.

And as for the composition of the new executive committee, Trudel says in spite of his talk about an all-party coalition, Applebaum gave the Union Montreal members crumbs, and called their nominations an 'insult'.

"I disagree totally with the way Michael Applebaum is running this coalition, in favor of the two opposition parties," Trudel told reporters.

His resignation takes effect Tuesday.

Photo: Claude Beaulieu

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