Hard-fought races dominate the battle for Rivière-des-Prairies – Pointe-aux-Trembles

The municipality, the scene of armed violence during the past year, had found itself in the middle of the debate between Valérie Plante and Denis Coderre.

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Twelve hours after Valérie Plante, leader of Projet Montréal, convincingly won a second term as mayor of Montreal, the result of three Projet Montreal candidates in the eastern Rivière-des-Prairies district: Pointe-aux-Trembles looked like much less safe on Monday morning.

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At 8 a.m., the municipality’s incumbent mayor, Caroline Bourgeois of Projet Montréal, led Ensemble Montreal challenger Lyne Laperrière by 621 votes with 268 of 289 polls reported.

The margin was even narrower for the city council seat in the La Pointe-aux-Prairies district, where Ensemble Montreal candidate Vincent Girard led Projet Montreal incumbent Lisa Christensen by just 29 votes with 92 out of 94 survey reports.

An equally close battle was brewing for the La Pointe-aux-Prairies city council seat, with Daphney Colin of Projet Montréal leading Patrick Laliberté of Ensemble Montréal by 117 votes with 89 out of 94 polls reporting.

The municipality, the scene of incidents of gun violence over the past year, was in the midst of debate between mayoral candidates Valérie Plante and Denis Coderre and their visions of how to ensure public safety when firearms began to play a role. important in a growing wave of violent crime.


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