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'''Marvin Rotrand''' (born 1951) is a [[Canadian]] politician. He currently serves as a member of [[Montreal City Council]], representing the district of [[Snowdon, Montreal|Snowdon]]. Rotrand has served on Montreal city council since 1982, and thus is its [[wikt:dean|dean]]; he works full-time in his duties.<ref name="thesuburban.com">http://www.thesuburban.com/blogs/cohen_confidential_with_mike_cohen/will-marvin-rotrand-consider-joining-projet-montr-al/article_cea4aa34-5173-11e7-a18e-7f3dd99bb03c.html</ref>
 
Rotrand was a member of the Montreal Citizens Movement (MCM). He left for the [[Coalition Démocratique]] in 1989.
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> In the election of November 3, 2013, he was elected as a councilor for [[Coalition Montreal]] - Equipe Marcel Cote, of which he eventually became interim leader.<ref>http://election-montreal.qc.ca/userfiles/file/fr/documentation-formulaires/Rapp_Recensement_Votes_Sommaire_20131105.pdf</ref><ref name="montreal.ctvnews.ca">http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/marvin-rotrand-ousted-as-vice-chair-of-stm-1.3456209</ref>
 
FormerlyLatterly a member of theGerald Tremblay's [[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> In the election of November 3, 2013, he was elected as a councilor for [[Coalition Montreal]] - Equipe Marcel Cote, of which he eventually became interim leader.<ref>http://election-montreal.qc.ca/userfiles/file/fr/documentation-formulaires/Rapp_Recensement_Votes_Sommaire_20131105.pdf</ref><ref name="montreal.ctvnews.ca">http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/marvin-rotrand-ousted-as-vice-chair-of-stm-1.3456209</ref>
 
From 2002 to 2017, he also served as the Vice-Chair of the ''[[Société de transport de Montréal]]'' (Montreal Transit Commission) 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>
 
Rotrand was later restored to the STM's board of directors by incoming mayor Valerie Plante.
 
Rotrand was awarded a prize by the Canadian Urban Transit Association’s for Distinguished Service to Transit in Canada.<ref>http://montrealgazette.com/opinion/columnists/bill-brownstein-longest-serving-montreal-city-councillor-still-has-plenty-of-fight-in-him</ref>
 
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