Former police officer Marc Demers will now take over the mayor's job in Laval — a city that, like Montreal, has had two mayors in the last year resign in disgrace, including the former 'King of Laval', Gilles Vaillancourt, who is now facing corruption, fraud and gangsterism charges.
Demers handily won the contest, capturing 44.2 percent of the vote. His nearest rival, Jean-Claude Gobé, got 24.3 percent.
Claire Le Bel, who became known for her meeting with Vaillancourt during which he offered his 'help' for the camapign, and then for the mysterious resignation of her campaign manager Reny Gagnon, is a distant third, at 11%.
In Longueuil, former Bloc Quebecois MP Caroline St-Hilaire has also won re-election, with a 10-to-1 margin of victory over Pardo Chiocchio.
And Quebec City's colorful mayor Regis Labeaume was easily re-elected.