MONTREAL, Oct. 27, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - This morning, Richard Bergeron, city councillor for Saint-Jacques, announced his resignation as leader of Projet Montréal. Luc Ferrandez, mayor of the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough, will fill the role of interim leader. Mr. Ferrandez was elected by the Projet Montréal caucus and confirmed by the party's board of directors.
"Projet Montréal was founded ten years ago and you wouldn't believe how proud I am of what the party has become. Projet Montréal is the only real political party on the Montreal scene," stated Richard Bergeron. "Following the last election, I chose to remain as leader for as long as our new councillors needed to learn the ropes. One year later I can easily say they have done so with excellence. Having been a candidate for mayor of Montreal three times, I am feeling the weight of the years, and I feel it is time to leave the reins to the next generation. I leave with a light heart, as I truly believe the best is yet to come for Projet Montréal."
During his speech, Luc Ferrandez began by thanking Richard Bergeron for his devotion to Montrealers and for having turned Projet Montréal into a real political force on the municipal scene. "These are big shoes to fill, but I accept this challenge with enthusiasm. Many people thought I was a man with only one mission when they saw the ferocity and determination with which I took on the Plateau-Mont-Royal's problems. They will see me devote the same determination and passion to the administration of the City of Montreal," he concluded.
SOURCE: Ville de Montréal - Opposition officielle à l'Hôtel de Ville de Montréal
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