Denis Coderre might still be a member of the federal Parliament but he already has a name registered for a municipal political party in Montreal.

The Liberal MP plans to make an announcement on May 16 after having entertained suspense for months about his anticipated run for mayor.


Liberal MP Denis Coderre is widely anticipated to run for mayor of Montreal. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

While that official announcement is still three weeks away, he's already got a party name.

The website for Quebec's elections watchdog says the following name is already registered, and pending authorization: "Denis Coderre Team For Montreal."

In Ottawa, Coderre's political opponents are saying enough's enough and he should just quit his federal seat already.

The former immigration minister is believed to have been planning a mayoral run for months.