Denis Coderre

MLB to try to quicken games—with or without union

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball will change rules to speed games next year with or without an agreement with the players' …

Rob Manfred

Unfinished public square will fix 'scar' between Old Montreal, downtown

With a windchill of minus-14, it was too cold for a picnic on the freshly laid sod in Montreal’s newest public square on Monday. And it’s only Phase …

Canadian News

Why pro sports teams are losing political clout

In 1999, a Manhattan-born art dealer named Jeffrey Loria made what was then the smartest purchase of his 30-year career.<p>For about US$12 million, he …

Derek Jeter

Gender parity but little diversity in Valérie Plante's executive committee

During the election campaign, Valérie Plante promised her executive committee would feature gender parity, diversity, and even a place for some …

Canadian News

Allison Hanes: Valérie Plante's diversity deficit was avoidable

Crafting an executive committee, the municipal equivalent of a cabinet, is a delicate exercise.<p>It’s a political balancing act that must weigh …

Canadian News

How to win an election: organize, organize, organize: Sears

If you’ve ever cursed politics, politicians or governments for their many transgressions — and who hasn’t — there has probably never been a better …

Canadian News

As the economy soars, Trudeau's poll numbers sink. What gives?

<i>It’s the economy, stupid.</i> Ever since Bill Clinton’s campaign guru, James Carville, used a variation of that phrase during the 1992 election campaign …

Jagmeet Singh

Valerie Plante sworn in as Montreal's first female mayor

MONTREAL -- Promising to be a "happy warrior" for Montrealers, Valerie Plante was sworn in on Thursday as the city's first female mayor in its …

Manfred: Stadium, not mayor, will determine Montreal’s MLB future

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Commissioner Rob Manfred dismissed concern that the defeat of baseball supporter Denis Coderre in Montreal’s recent mayoral …

Rob Manfred

Montreal's new mayor, Valérie Plante, in the moment

Valérie Plante does not need a cup of coffee, but she’d really like one.<p>For the past two months, she has been “surfing on a wave of adrenalin,” but …

Canadian News

Bill Brownstein: Longest-serving Montreal city councillor still has plenty of fight in him

No man is an island, but Marvin Rotrand comes pretty close.<p>Rotrand was the sole survivor of his Coalition Montréal party after being re-elected Nov. …

Canadian News

Debate over Quebec face-covering law displays a gap between polls and votes

Perhaps as early as next week, a Quebec court will be asked to suspend the recent provincial prescription that anyone dispensing or receiving …

Canadian News

Leong: New mayor in Montreal but same old, same old on pipelines

Can you remember the last time a civic election more than 3,000 km away from here felt as if it were a meaningful political event happening at …

Canadian News

In the 2018 election, John Tory will need to do better than simply not being Rob Ford: Hume

No one expected that Valérie Plante, the progressive councillor, would take down veteran Denis Coderre in the Montreal mayoral election.

Canadian News

Allison Hanes: A new era at Montreal city hall

History will be made in more than one way Thursday when Valérie Plante officially takes over as mayor of Montreal.<p>The 43-year-old mother of two …

Canadian News

Denis Coderre reflects on term after stunning Montreal mayoral election defeat

Denis Coderre took note of the booming economy, restored pride and innumerable construction projects in Montreal that marked his four-year term as mayor before he got to the item that may be his greatest accomplishment.<p>"I think I broke a record, going four years without an investigation, …

Canada

Montreal mayor-elect Valérie Plante sets sights on transit

Montreal's next mayor has big plans to improve public transit, and she will need federal and provincial help to get the extra buses and subway trains rolling.<p>But before the first calls to the federal and provincial cabinet ministers who hold the purse strings, Valérie Plante, the first woman …

Cities

Plante, Coderre arm in arm to honour veterans on Remembrance Day

After weeks of campaigning against each other in the race for Montreal mayor, Denis Coderre and Valérie Plante locked arms Saturday to honour the …

Remembrance Day

Plante should move ahead on calèche ban, pit bulls: SPCA

The Montreal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) hailed the election of Valérie Plante as mayor of Montreal and said the …

Canadian News

Coderre places stone from Jerusalem on Leonard Cohen's grave

In one of his last acts as mayor, Denis Coderre placed a stone on the newly installed gravestone of Leonard Cohen on Friday.<p>The outgoing Montreal …

Leonard Cohen

Montrealers honour Remembrance Day with 21-gun salute at Place du Canada

The event will begin at 11 a.m. with a 21-gun canon salute<p>The annual Remembrance Day ceremony at Place du Canada will start around 10:45 a.m. as …

Remembrance Day

Jack Todd: Brother, can you spare another quarter (billion) for Big Owe?

The Big Owe is the gift that keeps on taking.<p>Got a spare dollar? If you do, the Olympic Stadium would be only too happy to swallow it for you.<p>From …

Canadian News

Don Macpherson: The Plante effect

Suddenly last Sunday evening, when 43-year-old Valérie Plante was declared elected as mayor of Montreal, the three leading candidates for Quebec …

Quebec

Women rise to power, but Montreal city hall lacks youth, minorities

Montreal has its first female mayor and more than half the city’s elected officials are now women, but visible minorities and youth are still …

Canadian News

Ousted in the election, Richard Bergeron seeks a job with the party he founded

'We do what we have to do in the moment,' says founder of Projet Montréal, who ran for Équipe Denis Coderre<p>Richard Bergeron says he's happy he didn't …

The Rebel to Rabble Review: Reactions split on Valerie Plante’s mayoral miracle

The Rebel to Rabble Review is a new, experimental weekly feature here at iPolitics that aims to deliver a regular roundup of political stories …

Projet Montréal's first challenge: a $358-million budget shortfall — report

Even as it waited to be officially sworn in, the city administration of Valérie Plante was already facing its first, fiscal challenge — a …

Canadian News

Équipe Denis Coderre has new leader but party name stays for now

Lionel Perez, city councillor for CDN-NDG, will lead party through transition period<p>Lionel Perez is taking over as interim leader of Équipe Denis …

Soccer

In his own words: Denis Coderre on his loss, his legacy and the question of regret

Highlights from the outgoing Montreal mayor's first news conference since losing to Valérie Plante<p>Denis Coderre was never shy about offering his …

Canada

Politics Briefing: Trudeau to meet Suu Kyi in Vietnam

<b>Good morning,</b><p>I did something this week that most people don't: I got my flu shot. Even though this is could be a bad flu season – and even though the shot itself is free and only takes a minute to receive – most Canadians don't get the annual vaccine. Only 37 per cent of adults aged 18 to 64 got …

Canada