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Montreal’s interim mayor

Newly elected interim Mayor Laurent Blanchard enters the council chamber at City Hall Tuesday in Montreal. Blanchard was named to the job Tuesday, making him the scandal-soaked city’s third mayor in less than a year. He will hold the job for only a few months, until the November municipal election. The two-term city councillor was asked whether he feared that UPAC, Quebec’s anti-corruption squad, might also come knocking at his borough offices. “I don’t worry about that,” said Blanchard, a former community newspaper publisher. “Absolutely not!”

Newly elected interim Mayor Laurent Blanchard enters the council chamber at City Hall Tuesday in Montreal. Blanchard was named to the job Tuesday, making him the scandal-soaked city’s third mayor in less than a year. He will hold the job for only a few months, until the November municipal election. The two-term city councillor was asked whether he feared that UPAC, Quebec’s anti-corruption squad, might also come knocking at his borough offices. “I don’t worry about that,” said Blanchard, a former community newspaper publisher. “Absolutely not!”

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