Benjamin, who is the first Black man to be appointed Speaker of Montreal’s city council, will run for the Liberals in the Montreal riding of Viau, which overlaps with the area he has represented as a city councillor since 2009.
The former chief of the Montreal police force, Philippe Pichet, has abandoned efforts to get his old job back and accepted his demotion to a lesser position.
Mayor Valerie Plante said Tuesday that she had received and accepted his letter of resignation as police chief.
The city of Montreal is putting the owners of caleches on notice: the last day horses will be allowed to promenade through the streets is on Dec. 31, 2019.
Projet Montreal has long condemned the tourism-friendly trade, and before being elected Valerie Plante repeatedly said she wanted to replace caleches with electric vehicles.
The Denis Coderre administration didn’t respect the city’s legislative framework while organizing last summer’s controversial Formula E race, according to a report by the Inspector General released on Monday.