The poster of a candidate for the mayor of Montréal to enrage some people
COURTESY PROJECT MONTREAL
Tuesday, 15 August, 2017 09:32
Tuesday, 15 August, 2017 09:35
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MONTREAL | An election poster that was installed by the team of the leader of projet Montréal, Valérie Plante, who hopes to take the place of Denis Coderre mayor of Montreal, is already reacting.
On a panel installed near the Jacques-Cartier bridge, we can read: “the man of the situation, Valérie Plante, mayor of Montreal”.
On the page Facebook of projet Montréal, the internet users are many to decry the slogan.
“I understand the intent, but this slogan is really from another era. It should be the opposite. Highlight the fact that a woman will be mayor(ess) , for a change, and not just anyone,” writes Bernard St-Denis.
“Oh I’m disappointed… “The woman” was more emphatic. This is not even funny,” adds Jennifer Beaudry.
“Phew… I do not like at all!”, written for its part, Marie-Michelle Bellon.
Valérie Plante explained that this slogan was a simple “wink” to a “phrase”.
“For me it is mission accomplished because we wanted it to, of course, make a nod, we wanted people to react,” said the politician.
“For me, “the man of the situation” it is a trustworthy person who understands the problems and acts”, she added.
The municipal elections will take place on 5 November.