Quebec Municipal Election Results: Pointe-Claire – Montreal | The Canadian News

Tim Thomas has been elected in one of the closest mayoral elections in Pointe-Claire, ousting incumbent John Belvedere by just 61 votes.

Thomas got 4,535 votes (45.7 percent), while Belvedere came second with 4,474 votes (45.1 percent) to reelect him. Lois Butler came in a distant third with 868 votes (8.7 percent).

Belvedere led marginally most of the night, but Thomas stayed in the queue and snuck in for a win with the last ballots coming in.

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A few hours before the victory, Thomas mentioned that he already had some priorities in mind if he is elected.

“The first thing I will do is change the Fairview Forest area as an environmentally protected green space, and I hope the council members will help me do that.”

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Six of the eight districts re-elected their council member, while Seigniory and Cedar / Le Village will see new faces, with Bruno Tremblay and Erin Tedford winning respectively.

Paul Bissonnette won a fifth consecutive term as Lakeside District Councilor.

Brent Cowan, who openly criticized Belvedere in recent months, was also re-elected in the Oneida district for another term as a councilman.

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