Municipal election campaign officially underway
Although Montreal politicians have been campaigning for weeks, it now looks official.
Overnight, volunteers from all the major parties set about plastering the city with campaign posters.
And today, the major candidates for mayor formally kicked off their campaigns, ahead of the November 3rd municipal elections.
Richard Bergeron, Projet Montreal's candidate for mayor, officially launched his bid outside city hall this morning, flanked by 40 of his 103 candidates.
He says integrity is a major theme to his campaign, taking time out to remind voters that no one from the old Union Montreal party is running for his party.
He's also planning to make keeping and luring young families to the city a priority.
Meanwhile, Marcel Côté launched his campaign this morning not far away from there at Victoria Square, the epicenter of In Town Without My Car Day, which is on today.
A Denis Coderre rally goes on tonight at the Tohu circus arts building in north-end Montreal.
Although most candidates have declared or been selected, people interest in running have until October 4th to submit their papers.
More information concerning the Montreal election including a list of candidates and how to vote is available here.