Embattled Union Montreal to go on
Embattled Union Montreal members have decided the party's future.
It'll continue with the same name.
A special meeting was held today in Old Montreal following a slew of defections.
"This is a straight up party, it's worked very hard over the last 12 years," said Alvaro Farinacci, city councillor for LaSalle.
Farinacci says most Union Montreal elected members have not been linked to corruption at city hall through the Charbonneau Commission.
Union Montreal lost many of its members after Gerald Trembaly resigned amid corruption allegataions in November 2012.
The question now is how can public trust be restored in the party.
"It's the whole municipal political arena that has a big challenge ahead of it," said city councillor Helen Fotopulos.
Fotopulos said the allegations from the Charbonneau Commission have come as a shock to her and other members.
It's not clear who will lead the party into the November election.
"Over the next few months we're going to work together to elaborate a platform, to elaborate action plans," interim party leader Richard Deschamps told CJAD after the meeting.
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