Pointe-Claire mayor won't seek re-election

In a statement issued on Pointe-Claire's website, mayor Morris Trudeau announced that he won't seek re-election for another term in the upcoming municipal election in November.

"I still feel today the same passion for Pointe-Claire that I had at the beginning – a passion that will always be with me," the mayor's statement read. "I have now reached a stage in my life where I want to devote more time to my spouse and family."

Trudeau has spent a total of 19 years as an elected official, four of which he spent as mayor of Pointe-Claire. Prior to his political career, Trudeau was a police officer.

"I would like to thank all the councillors with whom I have worked, especially the current Council that has supported me at City Hall over these past four years," Trudeau's statement says. "I look forward to continuing my work with this Council until November."

To view the mayor's full statement, head to Pointe-Claire's website.