Denis Coderre says he's looking forward to working with all those elected yesterday — regardless of party lines.
He gave his first interviews Monday as Montreal's new mayor-elect, including an appearance on the Tommy Schnurmacher Show.
And he repeated his campaign mantra that his term in office would be defined as an administration, not a Parliament, and that he doesn't want any part of partisanship of ideological dogma.
The former north-end Liberal MP says he does have a plan for his first 100 days in office, and a mandate to implement it, and that he's counting on his former rivals to help make the city run easier.
"I'm not gonna play city hall in a dogmatic way, so I'm sending a messge to a certain party," Coderre says, referring to the official opposition Projet Montreal party. "Everyone who wants to work for the sake of the city, for the sake of this beautiful metropolis will have an ally in me, but if people try to play games...been there, done that, got a t-shirt."