Politics of Montreal

The politics of Montreal begins with residents of Montreal electing representatives to the municipal, provincial, and federal levels of government.

The Island of Montreal is represented by 18 Members of Parliament (MPs) and 28 Members of the National Assembly of Quebec (MNAs). Additionally, the Urban agglomeration of Montreal is composed of 16 mayors, 18 borough mayors, 144 city councillors and 38 borough councillors.

While people living in Greater Montreal are heavily divided on the issue of Quebec sovereignty, the majority of both groups tend to lean to the left of the political spectrum. Centre-left parties dominate the city at all political levels.

Federal politicsEdit

The island of Montreal send 18 Members of Parliament to the House of Commons in Ottawa. Montreal is represented by 16 Liberal Party of Canada MPs, 1 New Democratic Party MPs and 1 Bloc Québécois MP. The centre-right Conservative Party of Canada is not represented in Montreal.

Provincial politicsEdit

The island of Montreal send 26 MNAs to the Quebec National Assembly. Montreal is represented by eighteen Quebec Liberal Party MNAs, six Québec Solidaire MNAs and two Coalition Avenir Québec MNAs. The centre-left Parti Québécois has no seats on the island of Montreal.

Municipal politicsEdit

The City of Montreal is represented by 64 councillors at the municipal level. As of May 2020, 34 of these councillors and the mayor are members of Projet Montréal, 19 are from Ensemble Montréal 5 are from two other political parties and 5 are independents.