Fewer candidates for Montreal election compared to 2013

The deadline for candidacies for Montreal's upcoming municipal election was at 4:30 Friday afternoon.

The president of the Election Montreal said 298 candidates are running for just over 100 positions November 5th.

There were 485 candidates for the city's election in 2013.

There are eight mayoral candidates in Montreal, including incumbent Denis Coderre, Projet Montreal's Valerie Plante and Jean Fortier of Coaltiion Montreal.

The rest are independents.