Newspaper article The Canadian Press

QuickSketch of Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

QuickSketch of Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre

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QuickSketch of Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre

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MONTREAL - A sketch of Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre, who has become embroiled in a war of words with some western Canadian politicians over the Energy East pipeline project:

Age: 52

Local politics: Elected 44th mayor of Montreal on Nov. 3, 2013.

Federal politics: First elected as Liberal MP in Montreal riding of Bourassa on June 2, 1997, at third attempt. Served exactly 16 years before quitting on June 2, 2013, to pursue local politics.

Cabinet: Secretary of state for amateur sport (1999-2002); minister of citizenship and immigration (2002-2003); president of Privy Council (2003-2004).

Local political highlights: Has angered Alberta and Saskatchewan politicians over position of Montreal-area mayors to oppose controversial Energy East pipeline project; feuded with previous Conservative government over dumping of raw sewage into St. …

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