Claude Gladu

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His Worship
Claude Gladu
28th Mayor of Longueuil
In office
Preceded by Roger Ferland
Succeeded by Jacques Olivier
In office
Preceded by Jacques Olivier
Succeeded by Caroline St-Hilaire
Personal details
Born (1942-01-13) January 13, 1942 (age 72)
Longueuil, Quebec
Political party Parti municipal de Longueuil
Profession Entrepreneur

Claude Gladu (born January 13, 1942) is the former mayor of the city of Longueuil, Quebec. He served as mayor from 1994 to 2001 and from 2005 to 2009.

Gladu started his career as a firefighter for Ville Jacques-Cartier in the 1960s.

He first served as a city councillor in 1982, and during the 1980s was the president of the Société de transport de la Rive-Sud de Montréal (now the Réseau de transport de Longueuil).

Gladu served as the mayor of Longueuil from 1994 to 2001. The pre-2001 city of Longueuil merged with the surrounding municipalities of Boucherville, Brossard, Greenfield Park, LeMoyne, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Saint-Hubert and Saint-Lambert on January 1, 2002. Jacques Olivier was elected mayor of the merged municipality.

In 2005, Boucherville, Brossard, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville and Saint-Lambert voted to demerge from Longueuil. The demerger took effect on January 1, 2006. Following the demerger referendums, Gladu, leader of the Parti Municipal de Longueuil, won the municipal elections of Longueuil on November 6, 2005. On April 19, 2009, Claude Gladu announced that he would not seek re-election as mayor of Longueuil. He and his party instead threw their support behind former Longueuil City Council member Jacques Goyette.[1] Goyette lost the election to Caroline St-Hilaire.

Election results[edit]

Longueuil municipal election, 2005
Candidate Vote  %
Claude Gladu 40,384 64.2
Claude Lamoureux 22,502 35.8


On September 29, 2011, it was revealed that Mr.Gladu and his party, while in office, used city funds and tax money for multiple questionable purposes such as parties, weekend getaways and dinners.

Public funds were also used by Le Parti Municipal Longueuil, Mr.Gladu's party, to finance part of its own electoral campaign, with expenses totalling $170,000.