Michaël Applebaum

What I Learned This Week: When The Worst Becomes The Best

Andy Nulman | Posted 11.09.2013 | Canada
Andy Nulman

Sometimes the worst of times may be the best of times in disguise. I repeat the caveat: sometimes. Case in point, let's look at four very different mayors from across Canada: Gérald Tremblay, Rob Ford, Naheed Nenshi, and Colette Roy-Laroche. They all faced different types of crises this summer, and their responses defined them in the public eye.

Are We Paying Enough Attention to Municipal Politics?

Hassan Arif | Posted 09.28.2013 | Canada Politics
Hassan Arif

Nonetheless, despite the many good examples of Canadian mayors, some of the bad examples -- especially those like Rob Ford who cast a bad reputation on their city -- raises the question, are we paying enough attention to municipal politics? And, especially, are we paying enough attention to who gets elected to municipal office?

Payout For Disgraced Montreal Mayor Sparks Calls For Changes

CBC | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada Politics

Officials at Montreal city hall say rules for severance packages need to be changed after former Montreal mayor Michael Applebaum was granted a $268,0...

Former Montreal Mayor's BIG Severance Pay

CBC | Posted 09.16.2013 | Canada Politics

The City of Montreal has confirmed that former mayor Michael Applebaum will receive $267,000 in severance pay. The city said the payments were autho...

14 Charges? Time For A Vacation!

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.03.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Former Montreal mayor Michael Applebaum has permission to go on holiday outside the country, despite facing a number of criminal charges.A ...

Learn From Laval and Montreal -- Limit Mayoral Terms

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 08.28.2013 | Canada Politics
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

I believe the time has come for the National Assembly of Quebec to legislate a limit on a mayor's tenure in the province's cities. As in many other jurisdictions, two terms are more than sufficient, whereas clinging to power for extended periods of time leads to cronyism and conspiracy as has been well demonstrated by the Montreal and Laval experience!

Meet Montreal's New Interim Mayor

CP | Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.24.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Montreal's new interim mayor is making what passes for a bold prediction these days for a politician in this city: he's confident his offic...

Where Have All The Political Leaders Gone?

Jeffrey Bernstein | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada Politics
Jeffrey Bernstein

Daily updates of the scandals washing over politicians from Montreal to Ottawa to Toronto have some officials looking more like Clay Davis of The Wire's Baltimore than much else. Where have all the leaders gone? Part of the problem, surely, is who we deify. We are guilty of perpetuating a celebrity-obsessed culture, whether those figures drop rhymes, dimes, or guidelines.

Twitter Reacts To Montreal Mayor's Resignation

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada Politics

Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum quit on Tuesday, a day after being arrested. He faces 14 charges, including conspiracy and fraud, for events betwe...

Montreal Mayor Quits

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada Politics

Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum has quit. Speaking at a press conference at Montreal's City Hall on Tuesday, Applebaum said it "was the responsibl...

Montreal Mayor To Speak At 3:30

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee and Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Montreal has had its second scandal-provoked mayoral resignation in less than a year, with an arrest and criminal charges leading to the de...

Waiting On Word

CBC | Posted 08.18.2013 | Canada Politics

Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum has resigned in the wake of corruption charges being laid against him, although he maintains he is innocent. ...

How Do We Fight Corruption?

Akaash Maharaj | Posted 08.17.2013 | Canada Politics
Akaash Maharaj

Corruption takes many forms: the theft of public resources; the sale of political influence; the betrayal of the public trust. In all cases, however, corruption thrives when political power is able to operate in the shadows, and it withers before the glare of public scrutiny.

Who Is The Ex-Tory Candidate Arrested With Montreal Mayor?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada Politics

Saulie Zajdel, a former candidate for the federal Conservatives, was arrested Monday along with Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum. But just exactly ...

Montreal Mayor's Arrest Sparks Toronto's Jealousy

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada Politics

Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum and two others were arrested by Quebec's anti-corruption task force on Monday. The arrest leaves Montreal's City H...

Marois: Montreal Mayor Should Resign

CBC | Posted 08.17.2013 | Canada Politics

Quebec Premier Pauline Marois says Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum should step down following his arrest this morning. "He does not have...

Montreal Mayor Arrested

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.17.2013 | Canada Politics

Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum has been arrested by UPAC, Quebec's anti-corruption unit, according to Radio-Canada. A UPAC spokesperson confirme...

Montreal's Big Corruption Crackdown

CBC | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada Politics

Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum has given his administration one month to put in place 60 recommendations aimed at preventing collusion and corruptio...

Live With Corruption Or Live With Potholes, Montrealers Told

CBC | Posted 05.22.2013 | Canada Business

Montrealers have to choose between having potholes, or having them filled by companies caught up in the corruption inquiry. That’s the ...

Montreal Mayor: Police Union Boss Threatened Me

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Mayor Michael Applebaum says he has been threatened with an ultimatum by the head of the Montreal police union to stop a plan to change off...

Montreal's Mayor Denies Ties To Mafia

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Montreal's interim mayor says the fact he attended an event at a restaurant that was once popular with members of the city's underworld doe...

Montreal Gets Its Own Corruptionbusters

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.13.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Hours after announcing the creation of an anti-corruption unit to root out collusion at the City of Montreal, Mayor Michael Applebaum insis...

Time To Clean House

CBC | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Politics

Montreal's new mayor, Michael Applebaum, and the Parti Québécois government say they share a vision to fight corruption and collusion in municipal a...

LOOK: Tweets Kosher?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.16.2012 | Canada Politics

Montreal has an a new anglo-Jewish mayor and Twitter users are making plenty of jokes involving ethnic stereotypes. Some users, however, are clearl...

Montreal Gets A New Mayor

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.16.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - For the first time in a century, an anglophone has won the keys to the mayor's office in Montreal — a stunning victory inside a city hall...