Mayor to appoint Philippe Schnobb as new STM chief

11/26/2013 11:12 EST | Updated 01/26/2014 05:59 EST
Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre is expected to nominate Philippe Schnobb as the new chair of Montreal’s public transit corporation (STM).

The former Radio-Canada journalist ran as part of the Coderre team for a council seat in the municipal election held this fall. He was defeated in his Saint-Jacques district by 36 votes, losing to Richard Bergeron’s candidate designate Janine Krieber.

Radio-Canada, CBC’s French service, is reporting that Schnobb is Coderre’s pick to replace STM board chair Michel Labrecque.

Coderre has not confirmed the nomination, but is expected to hold a news conference today. A city council meeting is also scheduled at 2pm.