Montreal set to get new interim mayor today

MONTREAL – Montreal is set to get another interim mayor.

City council will make the choice at a meeting scheduled for today.

There are five candidates in the running to take over for Michael Applebaum, who stepped down as interim mayor last week after being arrested on corruption-related charges.

Applebaum had replaced Gerald Tremblay, who also resigned after facing allegations of corruption.

The new mayor won’t be in office for long with a municipal election is scheduled for November.

The five candidates are all council members — Laurent Blanchard, Harout Chitilian, Jane Cowell-Poitras, Francois Croteau and Alan DeSousa.