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Outremont borough councillor Mindy Pollak poses for a selfie upon depositing her official declaration of candidacy for the 2017 Montreal elections.

Busting myths, connecting communities: On the campaign trail with Montreal's first elected Hasidic politician

Fostering inter-cultural dialogue and remedying a disconnect between Outremont’s Hasidic and non-Hasidic populations propelled Mindy Pollak into politics. In 2013, at just 24, she earned accolades as the first Hasidic woman ever elected to political office in Montreal. She is defending her seat in the Montreal municipal elections on Nov. 5.