Future of Vrai changement in doubt after election-night drubbing

The party led by Justine McIntyre is suspending all activities after its roster of candidates failed to win any seats in the Nov. 5 election.

Leader Justine McIntyre issued a statement following the party's election loss

Justine McIntyre is the leader of Vrai Changement. (Radio-Canada)

Vrai changement pour Montréal is suspending all activities after its roster of candidates failed to win any seats in the Nov. 5 election.

Prior to the vote, the party held two city council and two borough council seats.

Originally founded in 2013 by Mélanie Joly, who came second to Denis Coderre in the mayoral race that year, the party was later taken over by Justine McIntyre, a city councillor in Pierrefonds-Roxboro.

In the most recent election, McIntyre ran for borough mayor of Pierrefonds-Roxboro but was defeated by incumbent Jim Beis who garnered 46 per cent of the vote.

In a statement issued Tuesday night, McIntyre thanked volunteers and voters, admitting that her strategy to run candidates locally and not put forward a mayoral bid didn't pay off.

"I recognize that this strategy did not resound with the electorate and therefore although Vrai changement pour Montréal remains as a party structure, it will not be politically active in the short to medium term," she wrote.

Vrai changement ran candidates for city and borough council positions in six locations, most of which fell on the West Island.