ANOTHER QUEBEC MAYOR RESIGNS IN DISGRACE

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MONTREAL: Another Quebec mayor resigned Friday amid sex allegations, bringing to four the number of municipal leaders in the Canadian province to quit in disgrace in recent months. Alexandre Duplessis, the interim mayor of Laval, announced he was stepping down after being accused of soliciting sex with a prostitute, which he denied. Duplessis had been interim mayor of Quebec’s third-largest city since the former mayor stepped down in November under a cloud of suspicions and six months later was charged with corruption, fraud and gangsterism. The same month, the mayor of nearby Montreal also resigned over a scheme in which his party allegedly received kickbacks from government construction bids. His replacement quit on June 18 after being arrested and charged with fraud.
AFP

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