Quebec municipal elections 2017
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A judge has authorized a recount for a seat at Quebec City council, which could jeopardize the victory of newly elected opposition leader Jean-François Gosselin.
A draw from a hat has secured the outcome of the mayoral race in Saint-Augustin, Que., where the two top candidates — who share the same last name — received the same number of votes.
Two people vying for the mayor's seat in a small town on Quebec's Lower North Shore ended up with the identical number of votes: 147 apiece. Though not related, they also happen to share a last name.
One of the people who has kept Régis Labeaume in check for the past 10 years is quitting municipal politics. Anne Guérette has announced she is stepping down after the party she founded, Démocratie Québec, only elected one councillor to city hall.
While Sunday’s municipal election may have been historic for women – seven out of 18 elected borough mayors are women – it was not a good day for diversity.
Here’s a closer look at four pledges made by the mayor-elect during the campaign.
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After a tight race for the mayor's seat, Valérie Plante has swooped into power as the first woman to win a municipal election in Montreal's 375 years of existence.
Fresh off her win last night, Montreal's mayor-elect Valérie Plante spent Monday morning making her first appearances, meeting with commuters outside a Metro station, then speaking to reporters outside city hall.video
Analysis For Valérie Plante, pulling off the greatest political upset in 50 years was easy. Now comes the hard part
It’s day one of the Valérie Plante era. What’s next? It's Monday morning, and now things get real.
A look back at what happened on election night from CBC reporters in the Montreal area, Quebec City, Sherbrooke and Gatineau in our election night live blog.
Dollard-des-Ormeaux councillor Alex Bottausci has ended longtime mayor Ed Janiszewski's 33-year reign as mayor, and Pierrefonds's Jim Beis was re-elected despite all the criticism he endured over the borough's handling of spring flooding.
Josée Néron will replace Saguenay's outspoken mayor, Jean Tremblay. Tremblay, who announced he would resign back in 2015, held the job for 20 years.
Incumbent mayor Yves Lévesque will serve a fifth mandate as mayor of Trois-Rivières, in the Mauricie region.
Voters in Sherbrooke have elected political newcomer Steve Lussier as their new mayor, pushing out Bernard Sévigny, who was seeking a third mandate.
Radio-Canada has projected that Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin is the city's mayor-elect after he handily beat his four opponents Sunday night.
Régis Labeaume will remain in the mayor's post for another four years, after being elected mayor for the fourth time by Quebec City voters.
The leader of Projet Montréal scored a stunning upset to become Montreal's next mayor, beating out the incumbent, veteran politician Denis Coderre, who announced he's quitting municipal politics.
Even though municipalities are responsible for nearly 60 per cent of public infrastructure and take care of recreation programs, public transit, and green spaces, voter turnout for municipal elections is the lowest among the three major levels of government.audio
Quebecers cast ballots at 858 municipalities across the province today. Polling stations closed at 8 p.m.
With only one day left to go, here is everything you need to know to about voting in Montreal on Sunday.video
Four candidates are vying to unseat incumbent Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin in Sunday's vote for Gatineau's mayor. Public transit has emerged as a key issue in the campaign.
MONTREAL VOTES Montreal candidates make last rounds without Denis Coderre
With only two days left before voters head to the polls, Équipe Denis Coderre was out on the Montreal hustings Friday without the man for whom the team is named.
The five candidates running for mayor in Sherbrooke are each trying to persuade voters they have what it takes to revitalize the city centre and attract new business to the region.
Valérie Plante wants to fix Montreal's affordable housing shortage. Denis Coderre says her plan will hurt the economy. Here's a closer look at their proposals.
Climate change will expose Montrealers to new dangers. Municipal politicians are campaigning on different plans to make them safer.
Montreal knows which areas are sensitive to extreme weather. Is your area one of them?
The Montreal mayoral race in its final days appears to be boiling down to a simple question for voters: is everything just fine the way it is?
The outgoing head of the borough of Lennoxville, David Price, says he's fought hard to keep the former town's bilingual status. The issue is on voters' minds as they gear up to elect a new representative to Sherbrooke's city council.
Ahead of Montrealers casting their ballots this Nov. 5, here's a glimpse into the numbers behind this year's election.
Despite the fact that at least 20,000 tickets for this summer’s Formula E race were given away free, Denis Coderre says he’s happy with the way the event unfolded.
CBC News asked voters in Quebec City what their priorities are in this municipal campaign, and the issue that comes up most often, from all corners of the capital, is how the city will tackle its transportation infrastructure.
With only a few days left in a tight mayoral election campaign, both Denis Coderre and Valérie Plante named their choices for the number-two job at city hall.
After 20 years as mayor, Jean Tremblay is retiring. For the four candidates seeking his job, a key campaign issue is what each would do with the paramunicipal agency Promotion Saguenay and its less-than-transparent finances.
After months of repeated requests, the organizers of Montreal's controversial Formula E electric car race have finally revealed how many of the 45,000 people who attended the event actually paid for their tickets — and how many received freebies.
Instead of voting for the city’s next mayor, they will answer the question: “In Montreal, what is most important to you?”
Daybreak's Shari Okeke meets people concerned about the under-representation of visible minorities and immigrants in Montreal's public service and say it's an issue municipal election candidates should not ignore.audio
With the municipal election fast approaching, Denis Coderre, who is running for re-election, sits down with CBC Montreal News at 6 anchor Debra Arbec, and answers your questions on Facebook.
MONTREAL VOTES Valérie Plante prepares for greater scrutiny after poll has her tied with Denis Coderre
Valérie Plante had an extra jump in her step on Monday after a poll showed her in a virtual tie with the mayoral incumbent, Denis Coderre.
Élection Montréal has confirmed that on two occasions during Sunday's advance voting, the polling station on Nuns' Island ran out of ballots, and voters had to wait for the arrival of new ones.
Projet Montréal's mayoral candidate, Valérie Plante, said although she doesn’t identify as a Quebec sovereignist, she believes in the importance of “auto-determination” as a democratic right.
Voters going to the ballot box in Blanc-Sablon, Que. on Nov. 5 will have two candidates to choose from as their new mayor. Jocelyne Hobbs and Wanda Beaudoin shared what they aspire to for their community.
Exclusive Valérie Plante, Denis Coderre in dead heat with just days to go before municipal election: poll
Denis Coderre’s popularity has succumbed to frustrations over construction and perceptions of arrogance, allowing Valérie Plante to pull even with the incumbent, according to a new poll.
Denis Coderre’s future in municipal politics is uncertain as the incumbent mayor struggles to fend off both a surging opponent and a simmering distrust of establishment politicians.
CBC News teamed up with two political scientist to analyze the words each candidate used in the English-language debate.
With about one week to go before election day, Montreal mayoral candidate Valérie Plante sits down with CBC Montreal News at 6 anchor Debra Arbec and answers your questions on Facebook.
A candidate in Gatineau's upcoming municipal election has dropped out of the race amid accusations of inappropriate workplace behaviour by nine former colleagues at both a federal department and an Ottawa college.
While the general election is set for Nov. 5, there are a number of opportunities to cast your vote beforehand. Here are the details.
Daybreak's Mike Finnerty and Shari Okeke meet voters in Côte Saint-Luc who have strong opinions about who should be their next mayor.audio
Snow removal, construction, bike paths: Montrealers have to deal with issues like these on a daily basis. But what falls under borough jurisdiction and what does city council take on? We break it down.video
Daybreak's Shari Okeke meets business owners to find out what issues matter most to them in Montreal's mayoral race and how they plan to vote.readcomments audio
The thinly veiled animosity between Montreal's two leading mayoral candidates was on full display during the fast-paced debate Monday night in which policy disagreements often devolved into mutual frustration.video
Équipe Denis Coderre is running a candidate for borough council in Outremont who has a reputation for virulent opposition to the Hasidic community.
People between the ages of 18 and 34 represent less than nine per cent of all the candidates in Quebec's upcoming municipal election, according to data from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs.
Serge Otsi Simon and Pascal Quevillon have been embroiled in a dispute over a housing development on land that’s part of the Kanesatake Mohawks' decades-old unresolved land claim. That dispute is spilling into the municipal election.
A heated exchange over the merits of centralization dominated the opening-half of the first debate of the Montreal mayoral election campaign.
The race for city hall enters a critical phase as incumbent Denis Coderre and Projet Montréal's Valérie Plante face-off tonight for the first of two debates that will be held over the next week.
The ongoing public debate on the future of Quebec City's public transit system has become a main focus point for mayoral candidates. The issue was front and centre in the first televised debate held Tuesday evening.
A total of 214 of municipalities in Quebec won't be having an election on Nov. 5, when voters in the rest of the province head to the polls to elect the mayors and councillors who will run their towns and cities for the next four years.
Montreal's top mayoral candidates, incumbent Denis Coderre and Projet Montréal's Valérie Plante, politely grilled each other on a number of issues on Radio-Canada's Tout le monde en parle.
The quiet Montreal suburb of Saint-Lambert still has prohibition-era alcohol rules, but that could change come Nov. 5.
Daybreak's Mike Finnerty and Shari Okeke stroll along Monkland Avenue in NDG speaking to voters who are mulling their choices in the Montreal election campaign.
On the one hand, the Pink line would meet a need, and financing is available. On the other hand, Projet's estimated price-tag of $6 billion and its six-year timeline might be overly optimistic.
One of those complaints came from Projet Montréal, which went to the police last week after about 50 of its placards were defaced in the Plateau. Stickers affixed to posters of borough mayor candidate Luc Ferrandez have a threatening slogan on them.
It can be a nasty surprise: You show up to vote and are told, 'Sorry, you aren't registered.' Here's how to make sure that doesn't happen.
Incumbent Christina Smith is trying to hold onto to her job in the face of stiff competition from city councillor Patrick Martin and The Suburban editor Beryl Wajsman.video
The explosion in recent years of the number of cyclists in Montreal has created a new and valuable demographic that is actively being courted by the two main challengers for city hall in next month's election.
It may seem like a Denis Coderre versus Valérie Plante race — with Jean Fortier in the mix as well — but there are also a slew of independent candidates running to become Montreal's next mayor.
Lingwick's current mayor had hoped to retire from municipal politics this year, but he will have to stay on until the town can find a successor.
With voting day less than a month away, here are some of the top stories from our municipal election team.
Bicycle safety has become a topic of debate in the Montreal's municipal election campaign. Separate bike lanes and limiting vehicle traffic on the mountain are some of the ideas being proposed.
Hours before the candidate filing deadline for the upcoming Quebec municipal elections, five Outaouais communities still have no one running for mayor.
As a mayoral candidate for Côte Saint-Luc, Robert Libman is promising to "champion the Cavendish extension," but as a registered lobbyist, he also represents a real estate company with land in the area of the proposed link.
Projet Montréal mayoral candidate Valérie Plante announced a public transit plan that would eventually give children and seniors free access to buses and Metros, while her opponent, Denis Coderre, stands by his current approach.
Denis Coderre will leave no hand unshaken in his quest to be re-elected Montreal's mayor for another four years.
Here's an in-depth profile of Valérie Plante we ran during the election campaign. In a major upset, she beat out Denis Coderre for Montreal's top job in Sunday's election.
Montreal mayoral candidate Denis Coderre has released his election platform which includes upgrading infrastructure, making Montreal a smart city and investing in transportation
Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre said one French and one English debate leading up to the Nov. 5 municipal elections was sufficient, rebuffing criticism by opponent Valérie Plante.
Régis Labeaume's Équipe Labeaume holds 19 of a possible 22 seats at Quebec City Hall. Here's a look at who's running against him in the 2017 municipal elections.
Projet Montréal Leader Valérie Plante says "not a penny" of public money will be spent on a new baseball stadium before the city's residents are consulted in a referendum — four years from now.
Jean Fortier is going up against the sitting mayor, Denis Coderre, and Projet Montréal Leader Valérie Plante in the Nov. 5 mayoralty contest.
Montreal's municipal structure can be confusing, so we try to break it down for you and explain why it is the way it is.video
Denis Coderre, who launched his campaign for reelection last night, made his first election promise this afternoon in a Villeray alley.
After handing in his nomination papers at City Hall Friday morning, Coderre told reporters that after four years of getting things done, he and his team plan to do more of the same in their second mandate.
Montreal's municipal election campaign officially begins today, as do those in more than 1,100 other Quebec municipalities.
Q&A Valérie Plante, vying to be Montreal's 1st female mayor, talks transport, families, city spending
Leader of Projet Montréal launched her official campaign platform this week. The municipal election in Montreal and other Quebec municipalities is Nov. 5.
Prominent Montreal lawyer Anne-France Goldwater, who was considering running for mayor last year, announced her support for Projet Montréal leader Valérie Plante early Monday.
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