Denis Coderre lost his reelection for Mayor of Montreal this week.
I’m not an expert in Montreal civic politics, but I’m surprised — I sort of saw Coderre as the ultimate establishment man, who had favours and back-scratching and logrolling down to a fine art.
He was a big wheel in the Liberal Party, and there is no town as Liberal as Montreal.
But he lost — to a candidate further to his left: Valerie Plante.
We’ve talked about Denis Coderre a lot this year, because he made opposing the Energy East oil pipeline a major focus of his energies — while authorizing the dumping of billions of litres of raw sewage into the St. Lawrence river.
So he’s gone.
It’s great that the corrupt Liberal cronyism of Montreal has been shattered.
But Valerie Plante is a leftist, so I think she’s deadlier…
NEXT: Our good friend, Quebec broadaster Eric Duhaime, joins me to talk about what Plante’s election means for the province, and the rest of Canada.
THEN: Joel Pollak of Breitbart and I discuss Donald Trump’s first year in office as the anniversary of his election approaches.
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