A distant view of next year’s city election

La Presse notes that, a year from now, we should be embarking on the next municipal election campaign, and ponders whether Projet will be able to leave a positive enough impression on the voting public to be allowed to continue its administration of the city.

It’s clear from this piece that nobody can know this far in advance. Who could’ve predicted in 2017 that Plante and her team would have to steer the city through the biggest crisis the world has seen in years? Could any municipal administration have done a significantly different or better job, given that the major decisions are not in their hands, but in the hands of Quebec City, Ottawa and ineluctable fate?