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The Montreal City Council is the governing body of Montreal, Quebec. The head of the city government in Montreal is the mayor, who is first among equals in the City Council. The mayor is Gérald Tremblay, who is a member of the Union des citoyens et des citoyennes de l'Île de Montréal (English: Montreal Island Citizens Union). The city council is a democratically elected institution and is the final decision-making authority in the city, although much power is centralized in the executive committee. The Council consists of 65 members from all boroughs of the city. The Council has jurisdiction over many matters, including public security, agreements with other governments, subsidy programs, the environment, urban planning, and a three-year capital expenditure program. The City Council is also required to supervise, standardize or approve certain decisions made by the borough councils.
Reporting directly to the City Council, the executive committee exercises decision-making powers similar to that of the cabinet in a parliamentary system and is responsible for preparing various documents including budgets and by-laws, submitted to the City Council for approval. The decision-making powers of the executive committee cover, in particular, the awarding of contracts or grants, the management of human and financial resources, supplies and buildings. It may also be assigned further powers by the City Council.
Standing committees are the council's prime instruments for public consultation. They are responsible for the public study of pending matters and for making the appropriate recommendations to the council. They also review the annual budget forecasts for departments under their jurisdiction. A public notice of meeting is published in both French and English daily newspapers at least seven days before each meeting. All meetings include a public question period. The standing committees, of which there are seven, have terms lasting two years. In addition, the City Council may decide to create special committees at any time. Each standing committee is made up of seven to nine members, including a chairman and a vice-chairman. The members are all elected municipal officers, with the exception of a representative of the government of Quebec on the public security committee.
The current City Council consists of the Mayor of Montreal and 64 elected city councillors, including borough mayors. Unlike most Canadian cities, the City of Montreal has political parties.
Each borough is divided into between two and five districts, and has a different system of representation depending on its population. Each borough has a borough mayor, who is also a city councillor, except for Ville-Marie, whose mayor is the mayor of Montreal.
For the borough's city councillors (besides the borough mayor), each district elects one city councillor, except for L'Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève and Outremont, which have no city councillors besides the borough mayor, and Anjou and Lachine, which have one city councillor for the entire borough.
The borough mayor and city councillors make up the borough council, along with no, one, or two additional borough councillors for each district.
The most recent election was the Montreal municipal election, 2009.
Party standings Party Leader Seats Union Montréal Gérald Tremblay 38 Vision Montréal Louise Harel 16 Projet Montréal Richard Bergeron 10 Independent 1 Borough Position Party Name Ville-Marie Mayor of Montreal Gérald Tremblay Ahuntsic-Cartierville Borough mayor Pierre Gagnier Ahuntsic-Cartierville Councillor, Ahuntsic Émilie Thuillier Ahuntsic-Cartierville Councillor, Bordeaux-Cartierville Harout Chitilian Ahuntsic-Cartierville Councillor, Saint-Sulpice Jocelyn Ann Campbell Ahuntsic-Cartierville Councillor, Sault-au-Récollet Étienne Brunet Anjou Borough mayor Luis Miranda Anjou Councillor Andrée Hénault Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Borough mayor Michael Applebaum Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Councillor, Côte-des-Neiges Helen Fotopulos Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Councillor, Darlington Lionel Perez Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Councillor, Loyola Susan Clarke Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Councillor, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Peter McQueen Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Councillor, Snowdon Marvin Rotrand L'Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève Borough mayor Richard Bélanger Lachine Borough mayor Claude Dauphin Lachine Councillor Jane Cowell-Poitras LaSalle Borough mayor Manon Barbe LaSalle Councillor, Cecil-P.-Newman Alvaro Farinacci LaSalle Councillor, Sault-Saint-Louis Richard Deschamps Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve Borough mayor Réal Ménard Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve Councillor, Hochelaga Laurent Blanchard Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve Councillor, Louis-Riel Lyn Thériault Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve Councillor, Maisonneuve–Longue-Pointe Louise Harel Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve Councillor, Tétreaultville Gaëtan Primeau Montréal-Nord Borough mayor Gilles Deguire Montréal-Nord Councillor, Marie-Clarac Clementina Teti-Tomassi Montréal-Nord Councillor, Ovide-Clermont Jean-Marc Gibeau Outremont Borough mayor Marie Cinq-Mars Pierrefonds-Roxboro Borough mayor Monique Worth Pierrefonds-Roxboro Councillor, Est Christian G. Dubois Pierrefonds-Roxboro Councillor, Ouest Bertrand A. Ward Le Plateau-Mont-Royal Borough mayor Luc Ferrandez Le Plateau-Mont-Royal Councillor, DeLorimier Josée Duplessis Le Plateau-Mont-Royal Councillor, Jeanne-Mance Richard Bergeron Le Plateau-Mont-Royal Councillor, Mile-End Alex Norris Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles Borough mayor Chantal Rouleau Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles Councillor, La Pointe-aux-Prairies Caroline Bourgeois Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles Councillor, Pointe-aux-Trembles Suzanne Décarie Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles Councillor, Rivière-des-Prairies Maria Calderone Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie Borough mayor François Croteau Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie Councillor, Étienne-Desmarteau Marc-André Gadoury Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie Councillor, Marie-Victorin Élaine Ayotte Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie Councillor, Saint-Édouard François Limoges Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie Councillor, Vieux-Rosemont Pierre Lampron Saint-Laurent Borough mayor Alan DeSousa Saint-Laurent Councillor, Côte-de-Liesse Francesco Miele Saint-Laurent Councillor, Norman-McLaren Aref Salem Saint-Léonard Borough mayor Michel Bissonnet Saint-Léonard Councillor, Saint-Léonard-Est Robert L. Zambito Saint-Léonard Councillor, Saint-Léonard-Ouest Dominic Perri Le Sud-Ouest Borough mayor Benoit Dorais Le Sud-Ouest Councillor, Saint-Henri–
Véronique Fournier Le Sud-Ouest Councillor, Saint-Paul–Émard Daniel Bélanger Verdun Borough mayor Claude Trudel Verdun Councillor, Champlain–L'Île-des-Sœurs Ginette Marotte Verdun Councillor, Desmarchais-Crawford Alain Tassé Ville-Marie Councillor, Peter-McGill Sammy Forcillo Ville-Marie Councillor, Saint-Jacques François Robillard Ville-Marie Councillor, Sainte-Marie Pierre Mainville Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension Borough mayor Anie Samson Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension Councillor, François-Perrault Frank Venneri Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension Councillor, Parc-Extension Mary Deros Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension Councillor, Saint-Michel Frantz Benjamin Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension Councillor, Villeray Elsie Lefebvre
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