The new chairman of the executive committee, Dominique Ollivier, will have a particularly heavy burden on the administration.
Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante has chosen some old and new faces on her executive committee.
With 36 seats out of 65 in the new city hall, unless counts decide otherwise, Plante appointed members of the inner circle at a ceremony at the Bonsecours market on Wednesday.
The new chairman of the city’s executive committee, Dominique Ollivier, will have a particularly heavy burden in the new administration, assuming responsibility for finances, human resources, intergovernmental relations, the fight against racism and the French language.
The mayor reappointed several councilors from Projet Montréal to the executive committee. Former chairman of the executive committee Benoit Dorais is now vice president and head of housing, and Côte-des-Neiges city councilor Magda Popeanu will oversee organizational performance. Hochelaga City Councilor Éric Alan Caldwell is back on the executive committee, now as chairman of the board of the Société de transport de Montréal.
Plante has elected a more diverse executive committee than the one he created in 2017, which was criticized for failing to represent Montreal’s multicultural population. There are now two people from minority communities visible on the executive committee: Ollivier and Rosemont City Councilor Ericka Alneus, who is responsible for culture and heritage.
This story will be updated.
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