Sue Montgomery launches a new political party “Courage” for the next elections in Montreal


MONTREAL – Montreal Borough Mayor Sue Montgomery announced Thursday that she will run in the next municipal election under a new party called Courage – Equipe Sue Montgomery.

The party will present candidates in the five districts of Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce for the next municipal elections in November.

“This organization, made up of citizens from all walks of life, bases its political commitment on four main values: integrity, courage, community and innovation,” read a press release on Thursday.

“It is a party that stands out from other political parties because it is forward-looking and focused on transparency, with elected officials who will continue to maintain a real dialogue between themselves and the inhabitants they represent.

Montgomery was first elected mayor of CDN-NDG in 2017. She also worked as a journalist for the Montreal Gazette.

“I believe that it is high time that the CDN-NDG borough had councilors who share my vision, who listen to citizens and work for the common good,” wrote the borough mayor.

“I invite all those who wish to work for the advancement of our communities in a real, inclusive and tangible way to join us. “

While several people expressed their support on social media, some appeared to misunderstand the announcement, asking if it aligned with Courage Coalition, a self-proclaimed left-wing union.

Later Thursday, Courage Coalition released a statement calling on Montgomery to change his party’s name.

“Courage Montreal asks Sue Montgomery to immediately remove the name and logo” COURAGE “from her newly founded political party and all associated documents,” the statement read.

“Ms. Montgomery is not a member of the Courage Coalition.

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