Three Projet veterans to square off in VSMPE

Three veterans of Projet Montréal will be vying for the borough mayoralty of Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc Extension in November: sitting mayor Giuliana Fumagalli, ejected from the Projet caucus during this term; Laurence Lavigne Lalonde, currently a councillor in Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve; Guillaume Lavoie, who once aspired to lead Projet, but recently signed up with Denis Coderre.

Projet is also putting up Verdun councillor Marie-Andrée Mauger for mayor of that borough.

Meantime, one candidate for the city mayoralty has withdrawn his hat from the ring. Jean-François Cloutier founded a party called Équité Montréal but didn’t succeed in raising much interest.