Équipe du renouveau de la cité de Saint-Léonard

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The Équipe du renouveau de la cité de Saint-Léonard (English: Municipal Renewal Party of Saint-Leonard) was a political party based in the suburban community of Saint-Leonard in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It existed from 1978 to 1984, and was the dominant party in Saint-Leonard during this time.

The party was founded by Michel Bissonnet, who served as mayor of Saint-Leonard from 1978 until 1981, when he was elected to the National Assembly of Quebec as a Liberal Party candidate. Antonio di Ciocco became party leader after Bissonnet's departure and was elected mayor in a 1981 by-election. Di Ciocco was re-elected in the 1982 municipal general election, and the party won nine out of twelve seats.[1]

Di Coccio died in 1984, at which time the party split into two factions. Raymond Renaud formed the Ralliement de Saint-Léonard party, while his rival Dominic Moschella formed Action civique de Saint-Léonard.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Le Devoir, 8 November 1982, p. 1.
  2. ^ Debbie Parkes, "St. Leonard party unites defectors and former rivals," Montreal Gazette, 9 October 1986, X8.