Benoit Dorais

Benoit Dorais is a city councillor from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He has served as the borough mayor of Le Sud-Ouest since 2009. From his first election to 2013, Dorais was a member of Vision Montreal, before joining Coalition Montréal in 2013 and Projet Montréal prior to the 2017 municipal election.[1]

Benoit Dorais
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Borough mayor for Le Sud-Ouest and Montreal City Councillor
Assumed office
January 1, 2010
Preceded byJacqueline Montpetit
Personal details
Political partyProjet Montréal (2017 - Present)
Other political
Coalition Montréal (2013 - 2017)
Vision Montréal (2009 - 2013)
ResidenceMontreal, Quebec

Dorais was born and raised in the Saint-Henri neighbourhood.[2] Prior to his election as city councillor, Dorais served as a political staff member to former Bloc Québécois MP Thierry St-Cyr.[3] He has also served as a commissioner with the Commission scolaire de Montréal since 2007.[3] He holds a university degree in philosophy and social ethics.[2]

Following Marcel Côté's death on May 26, 2014, Dorais became leader of Coalition Montreal. In 2017 he resigned that role to sit as an independent, joining Projet Montréal soon after, prior to the 2017 elections.[1]

Dorais chaired the City of Montreal committee on social development and Montreal diversity.[4] Following the 2017 election, Mayor Valérie Plante named him chair of the Montreal Executive Committee, with responsibility for finances, human resources, and legal affairs.[5]

Electoral recordEdit

2009 Montreal municipal election results: Borough Mayor, Le Sud-Ouest


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  2. ^ a b "Borough mayor - Sud-Ouest". Vision Montreal. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Détail d'un élu: Benoit Dorais". Arrondissement Le Sud-Ouest. Ville de Montréal. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
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  5. ^ Normandin, Pierre-André (20 November 2017). "Comité exécutif de Montréal: "On brise avec la tradition", dit Valérie Plante". La Presse. Retrieved 20 November 2017.

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