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Montréal City Hall: the Board of Trade is not taking a position in favour of or against any mayoral candidates

Montréal, July 5, 2013 – Following erroneous comments that appeared in certain media outlets, the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal would like to reiterate that it will remain neutral throughout the municipal electoral campaign.

“Let there be no mistake about it,” says Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal. “The Board of Trade has not taken a position in favour of or against any candidate for Montréal mayor.”

“Choosing a new mayor is obviously up to citizens,” Mr. Leblanc says. “The Board of Trade’s role is to generate debate around issues it considers a priority for the city’s future. The upcoming municipal elections are crucial, and we intend to engage candidates in discussions about critical issues for the economic development of Montréal.”

Priority issues for the business community

  1. The business environment
  2. Governance
  3. Transportation and major projects
  4. Promoting the city

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About the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal

The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal is made up of some 7,000 members. Its mission is to represent the interests of the business community of Greater Montréal and to provide individuals, merchants, and local businesses of all sizes with a variety of specialized services to help them achieve their full potential in terms of innovation, productivity, and competitiveness. The Board of Trade is Québec's leading private economic development organization.

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Sylvie Paquette 
Advisor, Media Relations
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
Tel.: 514 871-4000, ext. 4015

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