FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2017
Montreal, QC – Last night, Projet Montréal’s Valérie Plante became Montreal’s 45th mayor, succeeding incumbent mayor Denis Coderre after a hard-fought campaign.
“We congratulate Projet Montréal’s Valérie Plante on her election as Mayor of Montreal last night. We wish her a successful term that will enhance the quality of life of all Montrealers and will keep the city on its course as a vibrant metropolis,” said CIJA-Québec Co-Chair Patrick Benaroche.
“Montreal’s organized Jewish community places strong value on the need to break the glass ceiling for women aspiring to take on leadership roles. Thus, we are especially proud that Valérie Plante is the first woman to be elected mayor of Montreal, the largest city in North America to have a female mayor. We look forward to building a meaningful relationship with her and Projet Montréal to address the needs of our community,” said Eta Yudin, Vice President, CIJA-Québec.
“We also wish to salute outgoing Mayor Denis Coderre, under whose term in office Montreal has thrived economically and has regained its confidence and rightful place on the global map. Our community cherishes Mr. Coderre’s deep friendship, his principled stand against all forms of antisemitism and his strengthening of ties between Montreal and Israel. We wish Mr. Coderre well in all his future endeavors,” said CIJA-Québec Co-Chair Rabbi Reuben Poupko.
The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) is the advocacy agent of the Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA.
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Assistant Director, CIJA-Quebec