Claude Dauphin (politician)
|Borough mayor for Lachine and Montreal City Councillor|
January 1, 2005
|Chairman of the City of Montreal Executive Committee|
|Preceded by||Frank Zampino|
|Succeeded by||Gérald Tremblay|
|MNA for Marquette|
|Preceded by||First member|
|Succeeded by||François Ouimet|
|Born||December 17, 1953|
|Political party||Quebec Liberal Party (provincial)
Union Montréal (2001-2013)
Claude Dauphin (born December 17, 1953 in Lachine, Quebec) is a lawyer and politician in the province of Quebec, Canada. He is a Montreal city councillor and also serves as the mayor of the Montreal borough of Lachine. He was also elected to the National Assembly of Quebec for the riding of Marquette in the Montreal region from 1981 to 1994 as a member of the Quebec Liberal Party.
Dauphin went to Université Laval and obtained a bachelor's degree in law and also attended the University of British Columbia before being admitted to the Barreau du Quebec. He was active as a lawyer from 1979 to 1981.
Member of the Provincial Legislature
Dauphin entered provincial politics in the 1981 election. He was elected in Marquette and re-elected for two other terms in 1985 and 1989. He was not part of the Robert Bourassa or Daniel Johnson Jr. cabinets from 1985 to 1994 but was named Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Security and the Justice Minister. He did not seek a fourth in the 1994 elections when the Liberal lost to the Parti Québécois. He was succeeded in Marquette by François Ouimet. He later worked in the office of former Canadian Federal Finance Minister Paul Martin.
Montreal City Politics
Dauphin is a past president of the Montreal Transit Corporation.
He now sits on the Executive Committee of the Montreal municipal council with the rank of vice-president and responsibility for public security. In 2008, he was named by Mayor Gerald Tremblay, as the new Chairperson of the City of Montreal's Executive Committee, replacing Frank Zampino.
In July 2013, Claude Dauphin launched his own borough-level political party for the November 2013 election, the Équipe Dauphin Lachine party.
- Dauphin remplace Zampino, Radio-Canada, June 25, 2008
- Claude Dauphin succède à Frank Zampino, Sophie Montminy, Canoë Info, June 25, 2008
- Dauphin steps down as speaker of Montreal city council, April 12, 2011
- Duaphin elected president of Federation of Canadian Municipalities, June 5, 2013
- Lachine mayor Claude Dauphin launches political party, July 25, 2013
- "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
- Société de transport de Montréal, Photo of Claude Dauphin