Plante is entering the mayor’s office with a majority of councillors from her left-leaning Projet Montréal party.
Coderre’s mantra was to put the city back on its feet after the corruption scandals that had seen his two predecessors leave office in disgrace.
Many Liberals still feel Coderre stabbed former leader Michael Ignatieff in the front when he quit as Quebec lieutenant and alleged the party was run from Toronto backrooms.
In Quebec, Ignatieff never recovered from that burst of friendly fire.
Plante says she hopes to meet her provincial counterparts to follow up on her campaign promise for better transit.
(The Canadian Press)Montrealers did not just choose a mayor with sunnier ways on Sunday; they also voted for a different set of priorities.
He will not sit in opposition to Plante at City Hall.
But no matter how diversified his team Coderre still could not stop himself from hugging the spotlight and running the city as if it were a one-man show.
Late last week former Bloc Québécois leader Gilles Duceppe even came out in support of his former federal foe.
This is not as unlikely an alliance as it might seem.
He failed to grow on enough of them to earn a second mandate.
The new mayor of Montreal, Valérie Plante, went on her first outing Monday.