MONTREAL - Denis Coderre might still be a member of the federal Parliament but he already has a name registered for a municipal political party in Montreal.
The Liberal MP plans to make an announcement on May 16 after having entertained suspense for months about his anticipated run for mayor.
While that official announcement is still three weeks away, he's already got a party name.
The website for Quebec's elections watchdog says the following name is already registered, and pending authorization: "Denis Coderre Team For Montreal."
In Ottawa, Coderre's political opponents are saying enough's enough and he should just quit his federal seat already.
The former immigration minister is believed to have been planning a mayoral run for months.
In fact, he announced last August that he would either run for leader of the federal Liberals or for the Montreal mayoralty. He didn't run for the leadership.
Coderre used his latest speaking opportunity in the House of Commons to ask the government what it would do to keep the United Nations' civil-aviation agency from moving out of Montreal.
He was uncharacteristically silent Friday, avoiding the media spotlight and refusing to comment on the new party carrying his name.
He has been in Parliament since 1997.