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5 Montreal stories you must read this week: November 10

Valérie Plante speaks to supporters after being elected mayor of Montreal on municipal election night in Montreal, Sunday, November 5, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Valérie Plante speaks to supporters after being elected mayor of Montreal on municipal election night in Montreal, Sunday, November 5, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

There’s been a political shift in Montreal, with Valérie Plante named the city’s first female mayor and several career politicians moving on with their lives after failing to be reelected.

Here are the five biggest stories Global News covered in Montreal this week:

Couple finds love through Leonard Cohen
Couple finds love through Leonard Cohen

Dance me to the end of love

“When Denis and I met, we were coming from places of needing to heal a lot of issues.”

Leonard Cohen’s music has long been credited for bringing people together.

READ THE STORY: Leonard Cohen’s music brings couple together to love and heal

Valérie Plante paves way for women in politics
Valérie Plante paves way for women in politics

Victorious Valérie

“Montreal is open for business.”

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Valérie Plante has been elected the first female mayor of Montreal in the 2017 municipal elections.

READ THE STORY: Valérie Plante elected first female mayor of Montreal

Netflix rules in Quebec
Netflix rules in Quebec

Netflix and…tax

“This is the idea that if you want to do business in Quebec, you’ll collect the sales tax and follow the law.”

Quebec’s finance minister Carlos Leitao says Quebec will impose a sales tax on Netflix and other e-commerce ventures in the province.

READ THE STORY: Quebec will force online companies to collect sales tax

What’s next? Ed Janiszewski on life after politics
What’s next? Ed Janiszewski on life after politics

Life after politics

“I’m leaving the city with surplus and reserves of over $15 million.”

The political winds have suddenly changed in Dollard-des-Ormeaux.

READ THE STORY: After 33 years in office, Dollard-des-Ormeaux Mayor Ed Janiszewski is humble in defeat

Women take Montreal 2017 elections
Women take Montreal 2017 elections

Wonder women

“We’re going to take care of each other, we’ll take care of the people, the people are going to participate, and we’re going to do this right, we’re going to work hard.”

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Over a dozen women were elected as mayors in Greater Montreal.

READ THE STORY: ‘You have four children?’ Newly elected female politicians in Montreal squash gender stereotypes

rachel.lau@globalnews.ca

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