Alex Norris is taking over as interim mayor of Plateau-Mont-Royal following the resignation of Luc Ferrandez.
Norris, a city councillor for the borough’s Jeanne-Mance district, was first elected in 2009 as a member of Projet Montréal.
Before entering politics he was a journalist at the Montreal Gazette.
Ferrandez announced his resignation Tuesday, saying he had grown frustrated with Mayor Valérie Plante’s inaction on climate change.
Ferrandez, a divisive and prominent figure in municipal politics, had served as the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough mayor since 2009.
A byelection to replace Ferrandez as mayor will be held in October.
More to come