Richard Deschamps

Richard Deschamps is a Canadian politician from Montreal, Quebec. He currently serves as vice-chairman of the Montreal Executive Committee, responsible for infrastructure and economic development, and sits on Montreal City Council representing the Sault-Saint-Louis district of the borough of LaSalle. He was a member of the Union Montreal party.

Richard Deschamps
Vice-chair of the Montreal Executive Committee
In office
November 2009 – November 2012
Montreal City Councillor for Sault-Saint-Louis
Assumed office
January 1, 2002
Preceded byPosition created
LaSalle City Councillor
In office
1999 – December 31, 2001
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Personal details
Political partyUnion Montreal (2001-2013)
Independent (2013-)
ResidenceMontreal, Quebec, Canada
OccupationManagement consultant


Deschamps holds a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Science in industrial relations, and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.[1]

He has previously held teaching positions at Cégep Marie-Victorin, HEC Montréal and Université de Montréal. He has worked as a management consultant for National Bank of Canada, Transat Group and the Fonds de solidarité FTQ.[2]

He was first elected to city council in the former city of LaSalle in 1999. Following the merger of LaSalle into Montreal he has represented Sault-Saint-Louis on Montreal City Council since 2002.[1]

Following the resignation of Gérald Tremblay, on November 8, 2012 Union Montreal announced Deschamps as its nominee for Mayor of Montreal in the council vote to be held on November 16.[3] In the final vote, he was defeated by Michael Applebaum, winning 29 votes to Applebaum's 31.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Richard Deschamps". International Economic Forum of the Americas. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Richard Deschamps: Conseiller de la Ville Sault-Saint-Louis". L'équipe (in French). Union Montreal. Archived from the original on 5 February 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Richard Deschamps is Union Montreal’s choice for interim mayor of Montreal". The Gazette, November 9, 2012.
  4. ^ "Michael Applebaum elected mayor of Montreal". CTV News, November 16, 2012.

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