In a borough where the former mayor was arrested with ties to corruption, residents of Montreal’s largest borough have four new faces to choose from on November 3, who all say fighting corruption is priority, among other things.
Kevin Copps with Équipe Denis Coderre has a recognizable name with a brother and sister with political backgrounds.
“My main goal over four years is to build stronger communities, safer and more vibrant, I’m an involved citizen and I think that’s what residents want to take back control of our borough,” Copps told CJAd.
Coalition Montreal's Russell Copeman, also has a long time political background as 14 year Liberal MNA in the borough.
“In Côte-Des-Neiges the major issue is housing, there’s a shortage of good quality affordable housing there, for NDG it’s about infrastructure.” Copeman said.
Mélanie Joly candidate Andrew Ross also has 14 years working in municipal administration, he agrees that infrastructure is what the focus needs to be.
“There are too many roads in this borough that need work immediately, it’s not sexy but we need to focus on those right away," he said.
Projet Montreal who already has a city councilor in the borough put Michael Simkin up to the job, he says he has concrete plans.
“We are going revitalize the commercial arteries, we are going to build a public market west of Decarie and we are going to tackle the housing crisis,” he told CJAD.