Montreal city councillor joins provincial Liberals

A Montreal city councillor is jumping into provincial politics. 

Frantz Benjamin was the first black man appointed speaker of Montreal city council.

He will run for the Liberals in the riding of Viau in east end Montreal. 

The riding is held by David Heurtel, the immigration minister, who has said he would not be running again. 

Quebecers go to the polls on October 1st.