Montreal’s Interim Mayor-elect Michael Applebaum will be sworn in Monday morning but he gave an idea of what to expect in a one-on-one interview with CTV Montreal.

The new man in charge stressed that the future is a time for bridge-building.

“If you want to build a coalition, you have to work together,” he said. “The election is over, the interest now is in serving the citizens, that’s what we have to do, let’s put aside partisan politics. We were elected to serve. We have to get back the confidence of the citizens of Montreal in this administration.”

Applebaum also addressed the fact that he is the first anglo mayor in the city since 1910.

“Yes I’m English and I’m very proud to be Jewish, at the same time I‘m the mayor of Cote-des-Neiges-NDG and it’s a very multi-lingual, multi-cultural area. I think it’s great for all Montrealers. I’m a Montrealer. I’m English, I speak French and I work in the French language and I’m part of what Montreal is all about.”