Quebecers head to polls in municipal vote

Montreal mayoral candidate Denis Coderre. (EWAN SAUVES/QMI AGENCY)

Montreal mayoral candidate Denis Coderre. (EWAN SAUVES/QMI AGENCY)

Giuseppe Valiante, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:13 PM ET

 MONTREAL - Montrealers aren't the only Quebecers who went to the polls this weekend.

More than 1,100 municipalities held elections Sunday, as per Quebec election law, which stipulates that all municipal voting be held on the first Sunday of November, every four years.

And while Montreal stole the majority of the national headlines that came out of Quebec regarding corruption of municipal officials, graft and sleaze has been rife across La Belle province.

The mayor chosen Sunday by citizens across the north river from Montreal, in Laval, will be the city's fourth in less than one year.

The 23-year reign of Gilles Vaillancourt ended when he resigned in November 2012.

He was arrested a few months later and accused of turning city hall into a crime syndicate that demanded kickbacks from companies vying for public contracts.


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