Plateau sans frontières

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Plateau sans frontières, formerly Intégrité Montréal (English: Montreal Integrity), is a municipal political party in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

HistoryEdit

The party was founded as Intégrité Montréal to contest the 2013 Montreal municipal elections. Its leader and mayoral candidate was Michel Brûlé, a publisher, author, and singer familiar in Quebec media circles. A 2013 news article described him as the second largest publisher in Quebec in terms of sales; one of his companies, Éditions les Intouchables, focused on the publication of children's books. He was also regarded as a Quebec sovereigntist. Brûlé published a book in 2009 entitled Anglaid which was focused on imperialism and ethnocentrism in English culture, and he was known for making controversial statements such as, "English is not a beautiful language." He acknowledged that he was unlikely to win much support from Montreal's anglophone community.

The party's platform called for a reduction in the number of elected municipal officials from 103 to 31, an increased focus on arts and culture in public spaces, and free public transit for the elderly and parents with young children.[1] Brûlé also called for Montreal to be promoted as a French rather than a bilingual city.[2]

2013 electionEdit

Intégrité Montréal ran twenty-four candidates in 2013; in addition to Brûlé, the party ran five candidates for borough mayor positions, seventeen for Montreal city council, and two for borough council seats. Its primary focus was the borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville,[3] where it contested every available seat. Brûlé received 6,308 votes (1.36%) for a fifth-place finish in the mayoral contest, and none of the party's other candidates were successful.[4]

2017 electionEdit

The party changed its name on July 20, 2017 to Plateau sans frontières.[5] In the 2017 municipal election, it ran candidates in the borough of Le Plateau-Mont-Royal only; leader Michel Brûlé ran for borough mayor.

During the race, allegations of sexual harassment emerged against Michel Brûlé. Brûlé denied the allegations, but withdrew from the race,[6] as did two of the party's three candidates for borough council[7] and one of its three candidates for city council. None of the three remaining candidates was elected; the highest score among them was 2.77% of the vote.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Meet your mayoral candidates," U-Wire, 16 October 2013.
  2. ^ Le candidat Michel Brûlé veut défendre le français dans la métropole, Radio-Canada, 18 September 2013, accessed 8 March 2017.
  3. ^ Linda Gyulai, "Breaking down; With four major parties and many independents running, Sunday's vote should prove interesting," Montreal Gazette, 2 November 2013, A2.
  4. ^ Rapport officiel du recensement des votes, Scrutin du 3 novembre 2013, City of Montreal, 5 November 2013, accessed 8 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Partis politiques". Registre des entités politiques autorisées au Québec (REPAQ). Directeur général des élections du Québec (DGEQ). Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Michel Brûlé se retire de la course à la mairie du Plateau". Radio-Canada. 23 October 2017. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  7. ^ "L'ancien parti de Michel Brûlé perd deux candidates". Radio-Canada. 22 October 2017. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  8. ^ Saindon, Yves. "Rapport officiel du recensement des votes: Scrutin du 5 novembre 2017" (PDF). Élection Montréal. Retrieved 8 November 2017.