July 3, 2018 12:13 pm
Updated: July 3, 2018 2:47 pm

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante defends decision not to walk in Canada Day parade

WATCH BELOW: Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante defended herself when asked why she did not take part in Canada Day festivities.

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Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante defended herself Tuesday when asked why she did not take part in Canada Day festivities.

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“I find it very peculiar that people would ask me that question and I have to say all my team was on the ground,” she said.

“Guess what? I’m the mayor, but I’m also a mother and I was taking some time off — well-deserved time off with my kids.”

She took to Twitter to wish everyone a happy Canada Day, but some took offence to her decision.

Some criticized her decision, given her highly publicized involvement in the Fête nationale celebrations just a week earlier.

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Nevertheless, the mayor simply insisted she needed a break from her daily duties.

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