Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 2:25 AM ET

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National Audio 2:25 AM ET

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NAT002 - (Montreal-Election-Preview) MONTREAL. x-22s. Montreal is enjoying a period of impressive economic growth and job creation as it heads into a municipal election today. But the polls suggest incumbent mayor Denis Coderre is struggling to secure a second term. Coderre's opponent, Valerie Plante of the left-leaning Projet Montreal party, has closed the gap considerably. Russell Copeman, who would be deputy mayor if Coderre wins, says his campaign has had to fight the perception of arrogance. ("..not true.") (SOURCE: The Canadian Press)

TAG: Coderre, a former federal Liberal cabinet minister, boasts of tens of thousands of new jobs, an unemployment rate virtually equal to Toronto's and record numbers of tourists.

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NAT001 - (Montreal-Election-Preview) (EXTENDED) MONTREAL. …

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