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
"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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