Tuesday, April 2, 2013

On this day, 1928

Camillien Houde

Médéric Martin
Camillien Houde was elected as the new Mayor of Montreal. The Conservative Deputy won by 20 000 votes over his rival, the previous Mayor, Médéric Martin, who had held the post since 1926 (and for ten years between 1914 and 1924). It seems both men went on to be big in Canadian politics, rather than just staying in local/city politics, being elected into the House of Commons after serving as mayors. I can't see any of the modern equivalents being able to do so, especially after recent scandals.

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