Coderre met with Municipal Affairs Minister Sylvain Gaudreault for the first time Saturday to discuss his plans for getting Montreal back on track, with a specific focus on ending corruption.
“We spoke about the inspector-general [role],” he said. “I promise we’ll do that in the first 100 days.”
The forthcoming inspector-general would be in charge of overseeing the city’s affairs to weed out corruption during Coderre’s upcoming four-year term.
Gaudreault said he’s glad Montreal is turning the page on the last 14 months, which saw two mayors resign amid corruption allegations.
Coderre will be sworn in as Montreal mayor on Nov. 14.