Joly sticks by ex-prostitute candidate
Mélanie Joly is standing by one of her candidates with a past history of prostitution.
Joly met the media Friday afternoon after a front-page story ran in La Presse about one of her candidates, Bibiane Bovet.
The paper suggests Bovet, who's running in the de Lorimier district in the Plateau Mont-Royal borough, has until recently worked as an escort, though racy pictures of her remain on some escort web sites.
"She does not have any integrity problems," Joly told a crowd of reporters. "She isn't part of the group of elected people who've been lining their pockets for the last 10 years at city hall."
She adds that she not only has her whole support, but that of her whole team.
Bovet is also looking to become the first transsexual to be elected to city council.