An ad for the east of Montreal Friday

Une annonce pour l’est de Montréal vendredi

Photo: Graham Hughes The canadian Press
Last week, the mayor Plant had two ads criticized by the opposition.

Two days of the election for mayor of Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles, the minister responsible for the Metropolis, Chantal Rouleau, the mayor Valerie Plant will be a joint announcement on Friday, about the revitalization of the east end of Montreal.

The office of the mayor, ensures that the timing has nothing to do with the ballot on Sunday. This folder is part of the priorities of the government of the Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ) and the announcement is the culmination of work conducted with the minister for several weeks, said Thursday the director of communications at office of the mayor, Youssef Amane.

And according to him, it was difficult to find free time in the employment of the time of two elected by Christmas.

Last week, the mayor Plant had two ads criticized by the opposition. The first, made in RDP-PAT, was the rehabilitation of the boulevard Gouin, whereas the other, which was about the plan of his administration in the area of immigration, took place in Saint-Michel, where a by-election must also be held Sunday.

“Adon “

The opposition party, All Montreal had filed a complaint with the Director general of elections of Quebec (DGEQ), believing that the resources of the office of the mayor had been used for partisan purposes.

The mayor had instead argued that it was an ” adon “. “They have been in power for four years, they have done nothing for the boulevard Gouin “, she said, recalling that the investment for this road was provided for in the Programme triennal d’immobilisations (PTI) from the beginning of 2018.

As to Saint-Michel, it is one of the multicultural neighborhoods of Montreal, recalled his firm.

All Montreal has indicated that they have reported to the DGEQ the holding of a press conference relating to the east of Montreal Friday, considering that it may not be a coincidence.

Electoral law

The office of the DGEQ, it is indicated that records of complaints are kept confidential. Section 402 of the election Act of québec defines an election expense as an expense made to promote or oppose a candidate, propagate or oppose a program or policy of a candidate or a party. We are reminded, however, that the ” government must continue to govern “.

The DGEQ has not wanted to comment on the nature of the announcements made by the mayor or indicate whether they could lead to sanctions.

In RDP-PAT, the candidate of projet Montréal and former director of office of Chantal Rouleau, Caroline Bourgeois, faces Manuel Guedes, All-Montreal.

In Saint-Michel, Nadine Raymond, of Project Montréal, and Josue Corvil, All of Montreal, are vying for the position of city councillor.

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