Experience hasn’t helped Montreal: Joly
Montreal mayoralty candidate Melanie Joly popularity increase bringing her from fourth place one week ago, now to the Dark Horse of the elections, running right behind Denis Coderre.
The 34-year-old lawyer’s slogan for the elections campaign has been The real change for Montreal.
When asked how she responds to jabs from other politicians regarding her lack of experience, she responded: “You know what? We don’t want seasoned politicians, we don’t need them. And that is what people will have to choose,” she said. “It’s not as if experience has done great things for Montreal.”
Wednesday, Joly spoke to students at l’Université de Montréal, she was the last of the candidates to speak at the school.
Joly’s popularity rose to 24 per cent, according to the CROP/Radio-Canada poll, and Marcel Côté saw his support drop to 11 per cent.
“I’m quite confident,” Côté said at a morning news conference. “I am pursuing my strategy, and I believe that people, at the end of the day, will vote on substance.”
Richard Bergeron, who according to the poll has 21 per cent support, dismissed the notion of merging or creating any alliances with another party to topple Coderre clear majority.
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