"I will be a candidate for Mayor of Montreal" - Mélanie Joly -

MONTREAL, June 17, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - "I am here today at Pointe-à-Callière Museum - a place that honours the original builders of Montreal - to announce that I will be a candidate for Mayor of Montreal," Mélanie Joly said in a press conference today after two weeks of reflection and consultation.

"I do not accept seeing the city I love dragged into contempt, stagnation and corruption. I think Montrealers no longer recognize their city and its administration. I think Montrealers are stronger than partisan politics. I am a project-oriented woman and it is time that citizens were back at the heart of the Montreal's priorities," Mélanie Joly said in explaining the reasons that caused her to become a candidate in the November 3 election.

"I am a citizen who is tired of seeing our city paralyzed by administrations that fight and stagnate. I want to develop an achievable game plan with concrete actions. If experience means letting go adrift by political parties who have their eyes closed, then experience is not an argument," said Mélanie Joly.

"Over the coming months I'm going to meet Montrealers to hear what they have to say and to start a real conversation with them," said Mélanie Joly.

"To reinvent Montreal, we need honest, visionary and competent people who will stand up to reclaim their city. I owe nothing to anyone or any party. I am accountable only to Montrealers. That is why in the coming days and throughout the summer, I will announce who will join me to create a coalition with the citizens of Montreal," added Mélanie Joly.

"Today I stand on behalf of all citizens of Montreal because this city has a great need for us," Mélanie Joly concluded.

SOURCE: Mélanie Joly

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