November 07, 2017

Don’t celebrate: Montreal’s new mayor is even worse than Coderre

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

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.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

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commented 2017-11-08 18:46:14 -0500
Andrew yeah it will bring back investment and development. You do realize how that works right? Notley scared them away.
commented 2017-11-08 18:13:01 -0500
The new Mayor Of PooTown and they’re going to be Worse 💔💔💔
commented 2017-11-08 15:58:40 -0500
CODERROR — how about head sewer inspector for the city of Montreal
commented 2017-11-08 12:46:15 -0500
“Carrie ORourke commented 1 hour ago
Alberta is going survive & be back to its prosperous reputation soon as the ndp are out & UCP is in. We rarely had a allie in Ottawa & still prospered ourselves & the rest of Canada. "

How so? Kenney won’t be any better at pipelines, and the simple act of voting for him won’t suddenly make oil worth enough to return the oil sands to their previous aggressive growth.
commented 2017-11-08 12:28:50 -0500
Rebelation Rebelation—US starting to accept Tromp.
Paul McCullough—First year of Trump; enough to make Leftist scream at the sky.

Last night Trump lost two elections; I don’t think Americans are celebrating Trump in the streets as you guys suggest. Maybe after the 2nd year.
commented 2017-11-08 12:10:07 -0500
- Seems Quebec is a frozen swamp. Meet the new boss, worse than the old boss.

- Always great to hear from Eric. Quebecers need to become allergic to the left. Maybe this will be a step towards that. We can dream anyway.

- First year of Trump – mainstream media exposed as fake news, Fake polls exposed, Hollywood meltdown, RINOs begin to fall, Democrat civil war surfaces, booming economy. Been an interesting year. It’s enough to make leftists scream at the sky.
commented 2017-11-08 11:56:47 -0500
Alberta is going survive & be back to its prosperous reputation soon as the ndp are out & UCP is in. We rarely had a allie in Ottawa & still prospered ourselves & the rest of Canada.
commented 2017-11-08 11:17:21 -0500
Could she be one more Saul Alinsky Marxists .
commented 2017-11-08 05:47:57 -0500
Another clueless left-winged self-absorbed idiot as you have said who will milk the system all the way. Her biased ignorant ideology is so warped and misguided, just more insanity ruining democracy.
commented 2017-11-08 01:06:45 -0500
The Formula E Race in Montreal is about as interesting as a vegan NHL. I suspect real NLer’s would crush the low protein, anemic vegans who may challenge them. Hillary chose the “Vegan” campaign and lost. I’m sorry lefties but oil and coal will be around for the next 100 years at least. Tell the politicians its way too soon for the energy shift. If wind and solar was ready to go we would have already have made the change. Its not. No to fake carbon taxes.
commented 2017-11-07 22:54:55 -0500
To grow The Rebel from here will require a little more creativity and things you don’t want to do. When Rebel was down and Rosemary Barton called you vicious names, you should’ve sued her pants off!! Forcing her to publicly apologize, thereby reducing CBC credibility and increasing your own. I understand why you don’t want to, but that was an exception to the rule that should not have been missed.

Engaging politicians with tough questions in scrums or in the halls of parliament would help as well. Reading the morning papers as Tommy does, is a suggestion I made when you first started, and you need to add Canada to that roster. It’s a thorough and inexpensive way of doing “daily news”.
commented 2017-11-07 22:44:55 -0500
Totally agree with Joel Pollak. Like it or not, the US folks have slowly started to accept Trump and fallen off the MSM bandwagon, and most scandals have fallen by the wayside, as will the last few. If he gets a couple good wins under his belt, the Left is toast!
commented 2017-11-07 22:16:20 -0500
Has anybody ever noticed that every politician that wins the election is smiling the same way as somebody who just won the lottery… Their faces indicate that there’s more in it for them than there is for the position that they serve…
commented 2017-11-07 22:00:48 -0500
Valerie Plante’s qualifications and experience is a COMMUNITY ORGANIZER, the same as Obama when he ran. That means: nothing going for her.
I’m not feeling too good for Montreal.
commented 2017-11-07 21:38:35 -0500
If Montreal was sliding into the cesspool, it will fall in and drown in it, now.

Just wait and see what happens: among the lowest voter turnouts on record, and an election where gender-politics played a larger role than reality. This is the same instance that caused JT, where confusion and general disregard and irresponsibility on the part of voters caused the rise of an irresponsible and dangerous government, that will cause nothing but hardship and destruction. You get the leadership that you deserve.
commented 2017-11-07 21:37:01 -0500
I think a big part of the problem in politics, and specifically Canadian politics, is that when people gain power as Liberals, they start to think of their vocation as a career or a divine right rather than a civic duty and therefore, they NEVER want to leave. For them, there is no bowing out gracefully. It’s like a house guest who has overstayed his or her welcome and you’re getting the same old brand of (usually Liberal) policy ideas over and over and over for years as though that particular Liberal has the monopoly on defining everything Liberal and/or Canadian.

Paul Martin wanted to be Prime Minister because his father was one, and Justin Trudeau pulled the same stunt, too. Being Prime Minister does not run in the Liberal blood line.

I think people grow tired of politicians who just won’t go away and stop paying attention to politics because it’s so predictable. They’ve heard it all before. When it’s the same old politicians running over and over again in each and every election, there are no new ideas and nothing to get excited about to go out to vote, so a lot of people don’t even bother to vote.

It’s the same thing in the U.S. right now. Obama and Hillary just will not leave. Obama can’t be president again. Hillary was so visibly sick the last time she ran for the office that she’d be a fool to run again. Still, they want to cling to whatever remnants of power they still have and they do not want to leave and make way for new people to revitalize their party.

I would guess that these politicians don’t care about anyone except themselves and that right there is a good reason to get them out of politics.
commented 2017-11-07 21:33:51 -0500
Are we going to be seeing Eric do individual videos here again? I really enjoyed his work.
commented 2017-11-07 21:33:45 -0500
Coderre has definitely been promised a higher position in the liberal party. I can’t help but feel that the new mayor of Montreal is just another radical globalist plant!
commented 2017-11-07 20:47:33 -0500
Coderre is greasy, I suspect there will be scandals concerning him in the coming months.
Great commentary by Eric Duhaime. Keep the reports coming.
commented 2017-11-07 20:32:56 -0500
Richard, you may be right. Senator Coderre or Ambassador Coderre…. maybe to Lesotho//// real, real far form here.
commented 2017-11-07 20:27:52 -0500
Cut off equalization and no deficit spending. She would be back waiting tables with the rest of the Climate Barbie gals.
commented 2017-11-07 20:04:56 -0500
I predict that he will shortly be off to a brighter Liberal future = the SENATE !!

Any bets??