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Denis Coderre is interested in the leadership of the PLQ

Marie-France Coallier Le Devoir Denis Coderre announced that he was leaving politics in November 2021 after suffering a second defeat in the Montreal municipal elections.

Isabelle Porter in Quebec

12:12 p.m.

  • Quebec

After the federal and the municipal, Denis Coderre is eyeing the National Assembly in Quebec. The former mayor of Montreal plans to run for leadership of the Liberal Party of Quebec (PLQ).

In recent weeks, Mr. Coderre has contacted various figures associated with the party in order to find out whether his candidacy could be appropriate.

The PLQ is struggling to recruit candidates for leadership since the departure of Dominique Anglade in 2022. For the moment only the member for Marguerite-Bourgeoys, Frédéric Beauchemin, is interested.

First revealed by La Presse Wednesday morning, the news was confirmed by Le Devoir< /i>.

Former Liberal minister Isabelle Melançon is one of the people Mr. Coderre recently sought for advice. “He asked me if I thought it was a good idea for him to go,” she said.

Ms. Melançon, who is currently head of the Urban Development Institute, also stressed that she herself no longer engages in partisan politics.

In the morning, the main person indicated on social networks that he would not give any interviews during the day. “To hear about my future, listen to my column on CKVL FM with my good friend Guy Bissonnette this evening,” he added. “Have a nice day friends. »

More details will follow.

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