Plante to announce Montreal executive committee on Wednesday

The newly re-elected mayor will announce the composition of her inner circle after winning 36 of the 65 seats on Montreal’s city council.

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Mayor Valérie Plante will name the members of her executive committee on Wednesday.


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Plante has already announced that Dominique Ollivier, the former president of the Montreal Public Consultation Office, will be its president, making her administration the first to be headed by two women.

Ollivier, who represents the Vieux-Rosemont district on the city council, is among 11 visible minority members on the new 65-member council, making it the most diverse in history.

It also has the most women, with 35 female members, or 54 percent of the total.

The last city council had 29 women, 34 men and two vacancies before the elections.

The council will also have 11 members age 35 and younger, twice as many as the last council.

However, the figures are not final, as recounts have been requested for six elected officials, including the mayors of the districts of Côte-des-Neiges – Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Rivière-des-Prairies – Pointe-aux -Trembles and Outremont.


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On Monday, a recount confirmed that Despina Sourias of Projet Montréal won the city hall race in the Loyola district of Côte-des-Neiges – Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, while a judge authorized a recount in the Tétreaultville district of Mercier – Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. , where Julien Hénault-Ratelle of Ensemble Montréal held a 42-vote lead over Suzie Miron of Projet.

Some of the most prominent members of Plante’s previous executive committee have left politics, including former Plateau Mont-Royal mayor Luc Ferrandez, former public safety person Rosannie Filato, smart city expert François Croteau, the czar of the diversity Cathy Wong and the former mayor of Verdun Jean-François Parenteau.

Plante had stolen the last two from the Ensemble Montréal Party, after promising to include members of the opposition in his inner circle.


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On this occasion, she said she was open to the possibility of bringing in talent from the opposition benches. His Projet Montréal party won 36 council seats out of 65, unless tallies decide otherwise. Ensemble Montréal has 23 seats, Équipe LaSalle Team has three and Équipe Anjou has two.

Former Projet Montréal councilor and associate member of the executive committee Craig Sauvé is returning to the council as an independent, after walking away from the party after an allegation of sexual abuse emerged just before the election.

Re-elected with 52 percent of the mayoral vote, Plante has said her top priorities in the first 100 days are adopting the city’s next budget, tackling the housing shortage, and addressing the escalating criminal violence that has killed three. teens this year.

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