Originally posted on National Post | News:
MONTREAL — The hunt for an untainted Montreal mayor resumed Tuesday as Michael Applebaum resigned one day after being arrested on 14 corruption-related charges.
In a brief statement in the main foyer of City Hall, Mr. Applebaum maintained his innocence and vowed to fight the charges but said it was in the city’s best interest for him to step down.
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Imagine a few thousand votes had gone the other way in 1995, and Quebec’s separatists had won their referendum. Today Quebec could be closing in on its 20th year of independence.