Helen Fotopulos will run in the Côte-des-Neiges district for team Tremblay-Applebaum

    MONTREAL, June 28 /CNW Telbec/ - Montréal Mayor and Union Montréal
Leader, Gérald Tremblay, is proud to announce that Helen Fotopulos, current
mayor for the Plateau-Mont-Royal and member of the Executive Committee for the
City of Montréal, has answered his call. Mrs. Fotopulos recently let known she
would not be running again for mayor of the Plateau-Mont-Royal in November.
She will be Union Montréal's candidate for city councillor in the
Côte-des-Neiges district.
    "Today I am saying yes to Gérald Tremblay and to several citizens,
particularly women citizens, who have asked me to continue to serve in public
office. I will do so in the Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough, with
two colleagues I admire and for whom I have tremendous respect, Michael
Applebaum and Marvin Rotrand", declared Helen Fotopulos.
    "I am happy Helen Fotopulos has accepted to stay with Union Montréal.
Helen Fotopulos is a woman of great value, who has an impressive track record.
Helen's constituents in Côte-des-Neiges will be priviledged to have a polician
as talented and as devoted as she is to represent them. On November 1st, I am
convinced they will choose her as their new city councillor", declared Gérald
    Micheal Applebaum is happy to welcome Helen Fotopulos in his team. "I am
thrilled Helen has accepted to put her experience and leadership to the
service of our fellow citizens in the Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
borough. Her profound knowledge of the municipal world will certainly be an
asset to our team and to the citizens of Côte-des-Neiges, a cosmopolitain
district which is home to Mount Royal, rich in terms of institutions and
businesses, and where citizens are truly engaged."
    Helen Fotopulos' sense of belonging and attachment to Côte-des-Neiges
goes back a long way. In 1978, she ran for city councillor in Côte-des-Neiges.
She then became campaign organizer for Abe Limonchik, a great democrat and
friend of hers, who would go on and serve as city councillor of
Côte-des-Neiges from 1982 until 1994, and leave his mark on the Montréal
municipal scene.
    "I have ideas, projects, and great ambition for
Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. I want to work hand in hand with Mayor
Michael Applebaum and his team, and continue what is being done, while
focussing on projects I cherish. I am referring to the Remembrance
interchange, for which the Parc-Pins exchange will serve as a model, and also
to the creation of Mount Royal's third summit park," added Mrs. Fotopulos.
    "I accomplished what I wanted to accomplish in the Plateau-Mont-Royal,
notably with some of the new and original forms of participatory democracy we
have been putting forward since the decentralization of powers to boroughs in
2002, an advancement that is now being threatened by Louise Harel's arrival on
the municipal scene. I have projects on a metropolitain scale, and I want to
focuss my energy on serving my fellow citizens in Côte-des-Neiges, the
district where I live," concluded Mrs. Fotopulos.

For further information:

For further information: Geneviève Hinse, Communications director, Union
Montréal, (514) 906-1340, No.121, Cell: (514) 618-4309

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