Three Vision Montreal councillors announced Thursday that they were joining the former Liberal MP. The defectors include Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles borough mayor Chantal Rouleau.
"I want to be at the heart of the decisions not in the opposition," said Rouleau, who was joined by Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles councillors Suzanne Décarie and Gilles Déziel.
Harel, Vision Montreal's leader, calls the move deplorable.
"It is unfortunate that Chantal Rouleau followed a leader without a program," she said.
Harel called Coderre's team a comeback for former mayor Gerald Tremblay's team, but under a new name. She says it's an open bar, a mix of different, conflicting positions.
The departures from her pary come just days before a major Vision Montreal party meeting, where Harel will face a confidence vote.