November 30, 2012

New Montreal mayor is an anglo


The only anglo to serve two terms, Henry Starnes, was involved — though never charged — in the same intrigue as Abbott, and the taint is said to have kept him from further elected office.

Michael Applebaum comes to office with a vow to clean up City Hall. The fact that his first language is English is unlikely to be a factor in the pursuit of that goal.

Peter Black is a radio broadcaster and writer based in Quebec City. He has worked on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, in Montreal as a newspaper reporter and editor, and as a translator and freelance writer. He can be reached at

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