Arseneault secures PM bid

Loyola native Christian Arseneault will again carry the banner for Montreal’s official opposition party in Loyola district in the Nov. 5 municipal elections.

A Projet Montreal stalwart, Arseneault won his party’s nomination defeating Lisa Mintz by a vote of 136-134 after three ballots for four candidates in the race for the nomination in the westernmost district of Côte des Neiges–Notre Dame de Grace. Mintz has been a fixture at borough council meetings, doggedly peppering the administration with environment-related questions and is credited with helping to raise the profile for the Turcot Dalle-Parc bicycle bridge issue.

The affable Arseneault was defeated in the 2013 election by Jeremy Searle by some 350 votes in a seven-candidate race and has remained a vocal and involved party and community activist in western NDG.

He will face off against incumbent Searle and Équipe Denis Coderre’s Gabriel Retta.

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