facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Montreal gets English-speaking mayor

Nov. 16, 2012 at 4:12 PM   |   Comments

MONTREAL, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The Montreal City Council voted Friday to install Michael Applebaum as the city's first English-speaking mayor in a century.

Applebaum succeeds Gerald Tremblay, who resigned under pressure amid allegations he ignored illegal party fundraising, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Friday.

No charges have been brought against Tremblay, the CBC said.

Applebaum is to hold the office until the next election, in November 2013.

"Now is the time to re-establish our bridges, to work together and to ensure that Montrealers can be proud of what we do as elected officials," Applebaum said after the council vote.

Applebaum's city council seat will not be filled until the next municipal election, the CBC said.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Source: Ferguson cop beaten before shooting
2
Robert Hansen, notorious Alaska serial killer, dead at 75
3
Boko Haram overruns Nigerian police academy
4
4 firefighters injured in 'Ice Bucket Challenge'
5
Brady Morton's body discovered three days after Port Huron Float Down
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback