Prime Minister Justin Trudeau congratulates Valerie Plante on historic win

Nov 6 2017, 1:46 pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau congratulated Valerie Plante after she made history as Montreal’s first female mayor.

“Congratulations @Val_Plante , first-ever woman elected mayor of Montreal! I’m looking forward to working together on our shared priorities,” Trudeau tweeted last night.

Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh also sent Plante a congratulatory message.

Plante’s win makes Montreal the largest city in North America with a female mayor.

According to Election Montreal, Plante, of Projet Montreal, won the mayoral with 242,838 votes. Incumbent Denis Coderre received 215,678 votes, leaving a nearly 6% difference in total votes between the two.

“My whole life, my whole career has been about building bridges and this is what will drive my (decisions) in the future. My team is diverse and represents the various communities that make up Montreal,” said Plante in her victory speech.

“I believe that our city is stronger when we work together. I also believe… that we move the city forward when we work together.”

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