Bibiane Bovet no longer running with Melanie Joly
A controversial candidate is no longer running with Montreal mayoral candidate Melanie Joly.
Joly made the announcement during a Sunday afternoon news conference.
Bibiane Bovet is a transgender and a former escort, something Joly says she's known about for a while.
Joly says Bovet is out because she's the target of an investigation by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers, Quebec's financial watchdog.
Joly said Friday Bovet, running in the district of Jeanne Mance, had done nothing illegal.
"She does not have any integrity problems," Joly told 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."
Joly added Friday that Bovet not only had her whole support, but that of her whole team.
Photo of Bibiane Bovet