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Review of elections 1998-2006

And the mayor is …

Results for the 1998-2006 elections

Since 1998, many classes have participated in the Citizens for Tomorrow project. Many have told us the results of this very special election. Since the vote count happens back in the classroom, we don’t have access to the results as they come in.

All candidates have won at least one election!

In March and April 2005, two classes from Philippe-Morin school chose different candidates: one elected William Hales Hingston, “because he saved children’s lives thanks to the smallpox vaccination”, while the other preferred Raymond Préfontaine “because of all the projects that improved security and transportation for citizens (sidewalks, streets, port …)

Jean-Louis Beaudry won the contest in a class from Boucher-De La Bruère school. He owed his victory to the way the team performed during the press conference (slogan, costumes, election poster). (October 15, 1998)

For students from Saint-Pierre-Claver school, Camillien Houde was the best candidate for “having fought unemployment and because he built many things to give people work.” (April 4, 2005)

On March 29, 2005, Jean Drapeau was declared mayor by a class from Denise-Pelletier school: “thanks to him, people who don’t have cars can travel by metro and he opened the city up to the world (Expo 67) and encouraged sports (Olympic Games)”.

But if we examine the balance sheet for all of the elections since the fall of 1998, two candidates have definitively distinguished themselves in the eyes of the students: William Hales Hingston and Jean Drapeau.

Do you recognize the name Jean Drapeau but not William Hales Hingston? Do not be too surprised: he was mayor between 1875 and 1877. Students are sensitive to his efforts to look after the health of Montreal’s children, in particular through his vaccination campaign against smallpox. As for Jean Drapeau, the students know and appreciate his accomplishments and, most important, they can still enjoy them today: the metro, Expo 67 (La Ronde), the Olympic Stadium.


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