Valérie Plante’s support is in decline

Radio-Canada finds that voter support for Valérie Plante is down, but how many of the people they surveyed will actually cast a ballot next November? Our municipal representatives are elected by fewer than half the eligible voters.

Plante has become a magnet for all kinds of dissatisfaction – negative social media junk posted by angry people in Joliette, people chronically pissed off about projects like the Turcot and the REM that Montreal didn’t ask for that were wished on it by Quebec, and the elephant in the room, Covid restrictions. Anyone who’d been mayor through this period would be getting grouched at; that Plante is a woman makes her even more of a target.