Coderre's old party picks new name: Ensemble Montreal

The opposition at Montreal's city hall has settled on a new name.

The party once named for ex-mayor Denis Coderre will be known as Ensemble Montreal.

It's the second go at a moniker change for the political party, which saw its initial attempt at rebranding itself Mouvement Montreal blocked.

The province's director-general of elections rejected the switch because someone else had reserved that name.

The party opted to change its name after Coderre's stunning defeat by Valerie Plante in the Nov. 5 election.

Coderre immediately resigned from municipal politics.

Ensemble Montreal has 24 seats on Montreal's 65-seat city council and is headed on an interim basis by Lionel Perez.

"This new name reflects who we are, the party of all Montrealers, a party open to diversity that will ensure that the interests of all citizens are protected,'' Perez said.