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'''Marvin Rotrand''' (born 1951) is a [[Canadians|Canadian]] politician, currently sitting as an independent. 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=""></ref>
Rotrand was a member of the Montreal Citizens Movement (MCM). He left for the [[Coalition Démocratique]] in 1989.
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=|title=Marvin Rotrand|publisher=[[Société de transport de Montréal]]|language=French|accessdate=2009-11-04}}</ref>
Rotrand was evidently removed from that position without notice on an order from then-mayor [[Denis Coderre]].<ref name=""/> During a municipal council meeting, Coderre confirmed the dismissal of Rotrand who had decided not to join the [[Équipe Denis Coderre]] party.<ref></ref> Coderre replaced Rotrand with [[Elsie Lefebvre]], who had also won the last election under the Coalition MontrealMontréal party, but left it to join Coderre's party.<ref name=""/> Both Coderre and Lefebvre lost in the subsequent election. Rotrand was the only member of Coalition Montréal elected.
In January 2019, with steps being taken to dissolve Coalition Montréal, Rotrand announced that he would sit as an independent.<ref>{{cite news |last1=Normandin |first1=Pierre-André |title=Coalition Montréal compte fermer boutique |url= |accessdate=7 October 2019 |work=La Presse |date=12 January 2019}}</ref>
Rotrand was restored in 2017 to the STM's board of directors by then-incoming mayor Valerie Plante. In 2018, Rotrand was ousted from the Société de transport de Montréal board, and stated that his termination may be due to opposition to Plante’s Projet Montréal administration.<ref></ref>