Alex Norris named interim mayor of Plateau-Mont-Royal

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