Valérie Plante recruits Dominique Ollivier

Dominique Ollivier had let it be known last Wednesday that she was stepping down as president of the Office de consultation publique de Montréal (OCPM) for personal reasons. Now on Sunday, she announced that she was jumping into the political arena to be a candidate with Projet Montréal as city councilor in the Vieux-Rosemont district.

It is also to Dominique Ollivier that the head of Projet Montréal, Valerie Plante, intends to entrust the presidency of its executive committee if it is returned to power, a position held since 2017 by the mayor of the South West, Benoit Dorais.

“After listening to the opinions of a few hundred thousand Montrealers over the past 12 years, I felt it was time for me to act and get involved in municipal politics,” Ms. Ollivier commented in a press release. Sunday. I find myself perfectly in the democratic, environmental, social justice, equality and promotion of cultural diversity values ​​that are conveyed by Projet Montréal and by the mayoress of Montreal, Valérie Plante. “

Commissioner at the OCPM for five years, Dominique Ollivier was appointed president in 2014. During her mandate, the organization she headed held 80 public consultations.

Born in Haiti, Dominique Ollivier arrived with her family in Amos, Abitibi, at the age of two, before settling in Montreal a few years later. With a master’s degree in public administration, she has held various positions in Quebec government offices as well as in the office of the head of the Bloc Quebecois from 2001 to 2006. In 2011, she founded a consulting firm specializing in strategic communication, research and evaluation.

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