Montreal Executive Committee

The Montreal Executive Committee (French: Comité exécutif de Montréal) is the executive branch of the municipal government of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The committee reports directly to city hall and is responsible for generating documents such as budgets and by-laws, which are then sent to the Montreal City Council for approval. As of 2017, the committee consists of the mayor of Montreal, twelve members, and five associate members.[1]

After the 2009 municipal election, mayor Gérald Tremblay broke with a longstanding tradition and appointed two members of opposition parties to the committee.[2] Tremblay also broke with precedent in naming himself as chair of the committee.[2] Following Tremblay's resignation in November 2012, interim mayor Michael Applebaum also took a cross-partisan approach, naming a coalition committee with representatives from all three party caucuses as well as the bloc of independent councillors.[3] When Laurent Blanchard, the chair of the executive committee under Applebaum, succeeded Applebaum as mayor in June 2012, he made only minor changes to the executive committee, adding one new member to fill the vacant seat.[4]

Following an offer made during the 2017 election, Mayor Valérie Plante named one opposition member to the council, Verdun borough mayor Jean-François Parenteau of Équipe Coderre. However, he chose to leave the party and sit as an independent.[5]


There are thirteen members of the executive committee, including the mayor, and five associate members.[1]

Name District Party Position[1]
Members of the executive committee
Benoit Dorais Borough mayor, Le Sud-Ouest Projet Montréal Executive Committee Chair
In charge of finance, human resources, legal affairs and municipal evaluations, and corporate performance
Sylvain Ouellet Councillor, François-Perreault
Projet Montréal Vice-chair of the executive committee
Water, infrastructure
Magda Popeanu Councillor, Côte-des-Neiges
Projet Montréal Vice-chair of the executive committee
Housing, property planning management
Robert Beaudry Councillor, Saint-Jacques (Ville-Marie) Projet Montréal Economy and businesses
Éric Alan Caldwell Councillor, Hochelaga
Projet Montréal Transportation, Office de consultation publique de Montréal
François Croteau Borough mayor, Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie Projet Montréal Smart city
Luc Ferrandez Borough mayor, Le Plateau-Mont-Royal Projet Montréal Environment and major parks
Rosannie Filato Councillor, Villeray
Projet Montréal Social development, homelessness, recreation and sports
Christine Gosselin Councillor, Vieux-Rosemont
(Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie)
Projet Montréal Culture and heritage
Nathalie Goulet Councillor, Ahuntsic (Ahuntsic-Cartierville) Projet Montréal Public safety
Laurence Lavigne Lalonde Councillor, Maisonneuve–Longue-Pointe
Projet Montréal Transparency, democracy, citizen life, Space for Life
Jean-François Parenteau Borough mayor, Verdun Independent Citizen services and purchasing
Valérie Plante Mayor of Montreal Projet Montréal Mayor of Montreal
Mount Royal, downtown, international relations
Associate members
Marianne Giguère Councillor, De Lorimier (Le Plateau-Mont-Royal) Projet Montréal Vice-chair of the executive committee
Housing, property planning management
Sophie Mauzerolle Councillor, Sainte-Marie (Ville-Marie) Projet Montréal Associate councillor for the mayor
Suzie Miron Councillor, Tétreaultville
Projet Montréal Infrastructure
Alex Norris Councillor, Jeanne-Mance (Le Plateau-Mont-Royal) Projet Montréal Public safety
Craig Sauvé Councillor, Saint-Henri-Est–Petite-Bourgogne
Pointe-Saint-CharlesGriffintown (Le Sud-Ouest)
Projet Montréal Mobility and citizen services
Marie-Josée Parent Councillor, Champlain–L'Île-des-Sœurs (Verdun) Independent Culture
Hadrien Parizeau Councillor, Saint-Sulpice (Ahuntsic-Cartierville) Independent Youth, sports and leisure

2013-2017 Executive CouncilEdit

Council under mayor Denis Coderre from November 14, 2013 – November 16, 2017.

Name Party Position
Denis Coderre Équipe Denis Coderre pour Montréal Mayor of Montreal

Finances, human resources, legal affairs

Pierre Desrochers Équipe Denis Coderre pour Montréal Chair of the executive committee

Finance, major projects, human capital, corporate communications, legal affairs and assessment

Anie Samson Équipe Denis Coderre pour Montréal Vice-chair of the executive committee

Public safety, services

Harout Chitilian Équipe Denis Coderre pour Montréal Vice-chair of the executive committee

Administrative reform, information technology, Smart City project

Manon Gauthier Équipe Denis Coderre pour Montréal Culture, heritage
Chantal Rouleau Équipe Denis Coderre pour Montréal Water, water infrastructure
Russell Copeman Coalition Montréal Housing, urban planning, real estate and real estate transactions, and strategies, Office of Public Consultation
Réal Ménard Coalition Montréal Sustainable development, environment, large parks, green spaces
Dimitrios Jim Beis Équipe Denis Coderre pour Montréal Procurement, sports, cultural communities
Lionel Perez Équipe Denis Coderre pour Montréal Infrastructure, the electrical services commission, governance, democracy, government relations
Monique Vallée Équipe Denis Coderre pour Montréal Social and community development, homelessness
Aref Salem Équipe Denis Coderre pour Montréal Transport


  1. ^ a b c Normandin, Pierre-André (20 November 2017). "Comité exécutif de Montréal: "On brise avec la tradition", dit Valérie Plante". La Presse. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Opposition gets seats on Montreal executive committee", CBC News, 17 November 2009, accessed 26 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Executive committee". Ville de Montréal. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  4. ^ "New mayor Laurent Blanchard shuffles executive committee". The Gazette, June 28, 2013.
  5. ^ Normandin, Pierre-André (20 November 2017). "Montréal: trois élus d'expérience à des postes-clés au comité exécutif". La Presse. Retrieved 20 November 2017.