Denis Coderre forced to rest for a week

Health 1 March, 2017

Denis Coderre, who is suffering from a prostate infection, will have to take a week off, he said, “in transparency”, on the social networks in the late afternoon. The mayor suffers from an “important urinary infection” and acute prostatitis. He will be absent until March 8th.

Despite his absence, the 54-year-old elected to ensure that the City of Montreal will continue to operate normally, the members of its executive committee will continue to sit in his absence.

La Presse checked with the Mayor’s office confirming his absence. The Montreal project manager Valérie Plante wished a “speedy recovery” to Denis Coderre on Twitter.

Acute prostatitis is an “infection or inflammation of the prostate gland,” according to the Canadian Cancer Society. Symptoms of infection occur “suddenly” and can be “very serious”. They can lead to hospitalization. “Prostatitis does not increase the risk of developing prostate cancer,” says the Society’s website.