Mayor appoints Philippe Schnobb as new STM chief

Montreal mayor Denis Coderre has named Philippe Schnobb to the chair of the board of directors for Montreal’s public transit corporation.

Former Radio-Canada reporter ran unsuccessfully under Coderre banner

Philippe Schnobb is expected to be announced as Mayor Denis Coderre’s pick to replace STM chair Michel Labrecque. (Radio-Canada)

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre named Philippe Schnobb as the new chair of Montreal’s public transit corporation (STM).

The former Radio-Canada journalist ran as part of the Coderre team for a council seat in the municipal election held this fall. He was defeated in his Saint-Jacques district by 36 votes, losing to Richard Bergeron’s candidate designate Janine Krieber.

Schnobb is Coderre’s pick to replace STM board chair Michel Labrecque.

His nomination passed with a council vote of 31 in favour and 24 against.

Snowdon city councillor Marvin Rotrand was renamed as vice-chair of the STM board — a position he's held since 2002.


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