Justine McIntyre

Justine McIntyre is a Canadian politician, who served on Montreal City Council from 2013 to 2017.[1] She represented the Bois-de-Liesse ward in the borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro, as a member of the Vrai changement pour Montréal political party.[2]

Justine McIntyre
Montreal City Councillor for Bois-de-Liesse
In office
Preceded byChristian Dubois
Succeeded byBenoit Langevin
Leader of Vrai changement pour Montréal
Assumed office
December 23, 2015
Preceded byLorraine Pagé
Personal details
Political partyVrai changement pour Montréal

A graduate of the music program at McGill University, prior to her term on city council McIntyre worked as a classical pianist[3] and as communications director of an organization for homeless youth, as well as serving on the board of a youth music education program.[4]


She was elected to Montreal City Council in the 2013 municipal election.[2] She was most prominent as a voice on environmental issues, including banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides in the city[5] and opposing a controversial proposed new housing development in Pierrefonds West.[6]

She became the leader of Vrai changement pour Montréal after Lorraine Pagé stepped down in 2015.[7] She led the party into the 2017 municipal election,[8] in which it ran candidates only in the boroughs of Pierrefonds-Roxboro, L'Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève, Lachine, Saint-Laurent and Ville-Marie rather than the citywide slate of 2013. McIntyre herself ran for borough mayor of Pierrefonds-Roxboro rather than for Mayor of Montreal, but lost to incumbent borough mayor Dimitrios Jim Beis.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Future of Vrai changement in doubt after election-night drubbing". CBC News Montreal, November 8, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Pierrefonds-Roxboro's new mayor plans to focus on youth social issues; Will hold special forum to listen to concerns of marginalized young people". Montreal Gazette, November 6, 2013.
  3. ^ "Schumann recital less than successful". Ottawa Citizen, March 8, 1999.
  4. ^ "Piano program lets public play outdoors in Pierrefonds". Montreal Gazette, July 16, 2014.
  5. ^ "Protecting the Pollinators; Banning neonics from Montreal is an important gesture, Justine McIntyre says". Montreal Gazette, May 29, 2015.
  6. ^ "Talks but no plans for new housing in Pierrefonds West, mayor says". Montreal Gazette, June 10, 2015.
  7. ^ "Mélanie Joly's former municipal party 'at a crossroads' after Lorraine Pagé steps down as leader". Montreal Gazette, December 16, 2015.
  8. ^ "McIntyre unveils slate of candidates for Pierrefonds-Roxboro borough". Montreal Gazette, September 12, 2017.