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Regis Labeaume, longtime Quebec City mayor, won't seek re-election in November

Last Updated May 5, 2021 at 3:54 pm EDT

Quebec City mayor Regis Labeaume speaks during a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic, Friday, October 23, 2020 in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Quebec City’s longtime mayor says he’s quitting politics and won’t seek re-election in November.

Regis Labeaume made the announcement today at a news conference in the provincial capital.

Labeaume, 65, was first elected in December 2007 following the death of former mayor Andrée Boucher.

He would go on to win re-election in 2009, 2013 and 2017.

Labeaume says he will remain mayor until the Nov. 7 municipal election and is looking forward to some rest before deciding what to do next.

While there had been rumours swirling about his political future, Labeaume told reporters today he had made a decision four years ago that he wouldn’t run in 2021.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 5, 2021.

The Canadian Press