The Current | Nov 22, 2012 | 21:23
Montreal's new interim Mayor, Michael Applebaum
Michael Applebaum stepped down from Montreal's executive committee earlier this month -- he says because it refused to make a critical report on city contracts public. But some suspect it's because his party passed him over as a mayoralty candidate. In any case, it worked for him, he's at the helm now. And in Montreal, Michael Applebaum is as rare as a tendered contract--an Anglophone, Jewish mayor. He promises to combat corruption. And he promises to do it fast.