Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum resigned his office Tuesday amid allegations of corruption, saying he would focus on defending himself. Applebaum had been arrested early Monday morning at his home and was charged with 14 counts of corruption, which he says are unfounded.
This is not the first time that Montreal has been host to such a political scandal. Just last November, Applebaum’s predecessor Gerald Tremblay resigned amid similar accusations of corruption. Linda Gyulai is a civic affairs reporter at the Montreal Gazette, and she tells Vermont Edition that a special election has been called for June 25.