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:
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
“Montreal is open for business.”
READ THE STORY: Valérie Plante elected first female mayor of Montreal
“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
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.
“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.”
Over a dozen women were elected as mayors in Greater Montreal.