New Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre visits Daybreak studio

Denis Coderre says the fact that Projet Montreal won 22 council seats to his party’s 27 seats isn’t going to be a point of contention at Montreal City Hall.
Denis Coderre visited CBC Montreal's Daybreak studio Monday morning. He said he's ready to get to work right away. (Tracey Lindeman/CBC)

Denis Coderre says the fact that Projet Montreal won 22 council seats to his party’s 27 seats isn’t going to be a point of contention at Montreal City Hall.

“The game of being all together, it’s not a problem,” he told CBC Montreal Daybreak this morning.

“I have a mandate to deliver, and I will do so.”

In an interview with Daybreak host Mike Finnerty, he said that even after just two hours of sleep, he’s ready to get to work today.

Coderre promised to institute in his first 100 days an inspector general whose job it would be to implement the recommendations coming out of the Quebec corruption inquiry.

When asked whether Mélanie Joly’s strong showing at the polls would prompt him to extend an invitation to her to work with him, Coderre said it wasn’t in the cards.

“I’m going to work the with the people who were elected,” he said. “I’m not going to take care of anybody’s future. I’m going to take care of Montreal’s future.”

Coderre won the mayoral race with 32 per cent of the vote, with just under 25,000 votes ahead of Joly, his nearest competitor.

Montreal's new mayor will also be on CBC Montreal's television newscast at 5 p.m. today.

For more election results, click here.

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