Montreal vote result shows why Toronto Mayor John Tory may be vulnerable in 2018
"Valérie Plante came from nowhere to topple incumbent Denis Coderre on Nov. 5. Mr. Coderre, a former Liberal MP and cabinet minister, was, like Tory, a well-known, well-established figure. Just about everyone expected him to win a second term without breaking a sweat. Ms. Plante beat him handily. An engaging, energetic 43-year-old, she became the first woman elected to lead Montreal. She was a fresh face with bold ideas, including a whole new Metro line. Exit Coderre, stage right. … Tory is 63. Before he ran for mayor, he was a businessman, broadcaster and leader of the provincial Tories. He has many excellent qualities: intelligence, decency, dedication, an enormous capacity for work. Fresh he is not. No one would call him inspirational, either."