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Watch: What will Denis Coderre face as Montreal’s new mayor?
At a glance: Meet the Montreal municipal election live blog panel
Find out more about the Global News Montreal municipal election live blog team here.
Anthony Abbondanza is a reporter for both the West Island Chronicle and Westmount Examiner under the TC Media banner. He is a Concordia University alumnus who reports on all things West Island and Westmount, including municipal politics and sports. He will be covering election results live in Baie d’Urfe.
Anna-Liisa Aunio has moved around a lot, most importantly, from New Jersey to Montreal, where she teaches sociology at Dawson College (by day), whilst living like Claire Dunphy (by night). Along the way, she’s picked up a few degrees —a BA from Rutgers, an MA from Johns Hopkins, a PhD from McGill — and a husband. In this election, she is ever more convinced that she never left the Mafia-driven New Jersey of her youth behind. She is interested in getting people excited about voting and thinking about how corruption affects political participation.
Karim Boulos currently runs his own consulting practice after serving on the Ville-Marie borough council from 2005 to 2009 as deputy mayor and president of the urban planning advisory committee. He sat as a member of Union Montreal as well as Vision Montreal before completing his term as an Independent. He is the former vice president of the Association des MBA du Québec and a former member of the board of directors of les Grands Frères Grandes Soeurs du Québec and the Farha Foundation. He graduated with an MBA from Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business and has a Bachelor of Education from McGill University.
Born and raised in Montreal, Elysia has been with Global News since 2003, as a researcher, reporter, producer and National Assembly correspondent. She is now the anchor for the News Final. She studied Law and Communications at Carleton University. She will be covering election results live.
Montrealer Omar Choudhury is a 22-year-old McGill Anatomy student, research assistant, and web developer with a passion for health equity, social justice, and human rights. He is also an Executive Board Member of CRITIQ, Canadian Rights in Quebec and the co-founder of Students for Partners in Health, a student movement for health equity.
Youri Cormier is the Executive Director of Apathy is Boring, a national non-partisan organization that uses art and technology to educate youth about democracy. A PhD candidate in the War Studies Department at King’s College London, U.K, and former Concordia University student, he has served in research & speechwriting roles with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and the Department of National Defence. In 2006-2007 he taught the International Politics and Human Rights & Justice course modules at Johns-Hopkins University’s Centre for Talented Youth (at Princeton University NJ and Loyola-Marymount University CA).
A community activist who has worked with women’s organizations and disability NGOs, Sujata Dey wants to convince you that the most sexy thing you can do this week is to vote in your city election. Dey was the director of the Independent Living Centre of Montréal. For the last two years, she was a political advisor to Projet Montreal councillors Peter McQueen and Sophie Thiébaut. She has an MBA from HEC and a BJ in Journalism and political science from Carleton University.
Marla Newhook works for West Island Citizen Advocacy as the publicity coordinator and as a community worker. She also writes a column for the West Island section of the Montreal Gazette and is a mother to two teenagers. She is of Cree descent and has her First Nations status. She is a graduate of print journalism and moved from Ontario to Quebec more than 20 years ago.
Pointe-Claire native Tim Sargeant has been with Global News for over 13 years, covering municipal politics with his signature enthusiasm. He is a Concordia University graduate, with a BA major in Journalism and minor in Political Science. He will be covering election results live in Pointe-Claire.
Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Billy Shields wrote for newspapers in Mexico, the Caribbean and Miami before joining Global News in 2011. He has a master’s degree in journalism and Latin American studies from the University of Florida. He will be covering election results live.
The live blog kicked off at 6 p.m. on November 3, 2013.
You can read the live blog recap below.
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