Action civique Montréal

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Action civique Montréal (ACM) was a municipal political party that existed from 2009 to 2010 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The party fielded five candidates in the 2009 Montreal municipal election, all of whom ran in the borough of Saint-Leonard. ACM's leader was Italo Barone, who was also its candidate for borough mayor.[1]

Platform[edit]

ACM advocated the devolution of municipal services from the City of Montreal to Saint-Leonard. In announcing the party's formation, Barone said that he was open to the possibility of withdrawing Saint-Leonard from Montreal and returning the community to its pre-2001 status as a separate municipality.[2]

Party leader[edit]

Italo Barone is a Montreal entrepreneur. He was elected to the Saint-Leonard city council in 1990 as a member of Frank Zampino's Parti municipal and was re-elected in 1994 and 1998.[3] He later sought election to the new Saint-Leonard borough council in the 2001 municipal election, following Saint-Leonard's amalgamation into Montreal. Running for Pierre Bourque's Vision Montreal party, he finished second against Mario Battista from Gérald Tremblay's Montreal Island Citizens' Union.[4] The 2009 election was his first as a party leader.

Results and aftermath[edit]

ACM received 5,723 votes, and none of its candidates were elected.[5] Barone received about 10% of the vote in the mayoral contest, finishing third against incumbent Michel Bissonnet of the Union Montreal party. ACM was disestablished in September 2010.[6]

Electoral record[edit]

2009 Montreal municipal election results: Borough mayor of Saint-Leonard
2009 Montreal municipal election results: Councillor, Saint-Léonard-Est division
2009 Montreal municipal election results: Councillor, Saint-Léonard-Ouest


Montreal municipal election, 2009: Saint-Leonard Borough Councillor, Saint-Léonard-Est
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
Union Montreal Lili-Anne Tremblay 4,429 57.86 -6.96
Action civique Domenico Moschella 1,234 16.12 +1.05
Vision Montreal Marie-Lourdes Louis 1,162 15.18 -4.94
Projet Montréal Martin Surprenant 830 10.84
Total valid votes 7,655 92.56
Total rejected ballots 615 7.44
Turnout 8,270 39.09
Electors on the lists 21,159
Source: Election results, 2009, City of Montreal.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Parti - Action civique Montréal, cyberpresse.ca, accessed 17 July 2011.
  2. ^ Guillaume Picard, "Un parti ouvertement défusionniste pour déloger Michel Bissonnet à Saint-Léonard", Progrès Saint-Léonard, 2 September 2009, accessed 12 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Voting results: the final count," Montreal Gazette, 8 November 1994, A4; Irwin Block, "Second acclamation in a row for Zampino," Montreal Gazette, 15 October 1998, A6.
  4. ^ Guillaume Picard, "Un parti ouvertement défusionniste pour déloger Michel Bissonnet à Saint-Léonard", Progrès Saint-Léonard, 2 September 2009, accessed 12 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Total Votes Received by Each Party," Montreal Gazette, 5 November 2009, A4.
  6. ^ "Le DGE sanctionne quatre fois à Montréal", Montreal Express, 20 June 2011, accessed 17 July 2011.