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Valerie Plante and Delphie Cote-Lacroix
Born in Rouyn-Noranda, Valérie Plante studied anthropology and museology and worked in the cultural and community sectors before becoming a leading figure in Quebec's political arena. After a successful run for city council Montreal's Ville-Marie district in 2013, she made history in 2017 as the first woman elected mayor of Montreal. Her initiatives center around the vision of a city on a human scale, devoted to quality of life for all. Through the character of Simone Simoneau, she explores the highs and lows of those who venture off the beaten path.
Delphie Côté-Lacroix discovered her love of illustration while studying graphic design in Sherbrooke, Quebec. She continued her artistic studies at Concordia University's Faculty of Fine Arts. In 2019, she won a Governor General's Literary Award for her illustration of Jack et le temps perdu, a collaboration with Stéphanie Lapointe. With the comics form, Delphie discovered the perfect means to demystify the world of politics and make Valérie's inspiring story accessible to all.