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'''Marvin Rotrand''' (born 1951) is a [[Canadian]] politician. He currently serves as thea Majoritymember House Leaderof [[Montreal City Council]] and is also the city councillor, representing the district of [[Snowdon, Montreal|Snowdon]]. Rotrand has served on Montreal city council since 1982. Since 2002, he has also served as the Vice-Chair of the [[Société de transport de Montréal|Montreal Transit Corporation]] (MTC) and the president of its finance committee and of its customer service committee.<ref name="STM">{{cite web|url=http://www.stcum.qc.ca/en-bref/rotrand.pdf|title=Marvin Rotrand|publisher=[[Société de transport de Montréal]]|language=French|accessdate=2009-11-04}}</ref>
 
Formerly a member of the [[Union Montréal]] political party, Rotrand quit to sit as an [[independent (politics)|independent]] on November 15, 2012, following the corruption allegations against the party in the [[Charbonneau commission]] hearings.<ref>[http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2012/11/15/montreal-applebaum-union.html "Marvin Rotrand will support Applebaum as mayor"]. [[CBC News]], November 15, 2012.</ref>
 
==Background==
Born in Montreal, son of a [[Holocaust]] survivor,<ref name="Les Actualités">{{cite web|url=http://www.lesactualites.ca/?site=CDN&section=page&1=C071114&2=C071114_MarvinRotrand|title=Marvin Rotrand, le conseiller de tous les citoyens|last=Viau|first=Alexandre|date=2007-11-14|publisher=Journal Actualités Côte-des-Neiges Notre-Dame-de-Grâce et Westmount|language=French|accessdate=2009-11-06}}</ref> Rotrand holds a [[Bachelor of Arts]] (major in [[History]])history from [[Sir George Williams University]] and a [[Bachelor of Education]] from [[McGill University]]. Prior to becoming a city councillor, he was a high school history teacher.<ref name="STM" /><ref name="Les Actualités" />
 
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