Laval City Council

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The Laval City Council is the governing body in the mayor–council government in the city of Laval, Quebec, Canada. It is composed of the mayor and 21 councillors. They are elected to four year terms with the next election scheduled for November 2013. Statutory meetings are held on the first Monday of each month.

Sectors[edit]

Currently[when?] the city is divided into six sectors (secteurs in French) which only approximately cover the territories of the former municipalities. They are:

The former city of Fabreville was divided among two sectors.

Current Laval City Council[edit]

All 21 councillors were formerly associated with the Parti PRO des Lavallois, the municipal political party of mayor Gilles Vaillancourt.[1] Following Vaillancourt's resignation as mayor on November 9, 2012,[2] the councillors voted to dissolve the party on November 19 and now sit as independents.[1]

Following Vaillancourt's resignation, councillor Basile Angelopoulos served as the city's acting mayor[3] until council selected Alexandre Duplessis, the former councillor for District 15 (Saint-Martin), as the new mayor on November 23.[4] Angelopoulos again undertook the responsibilities of pro-mayor upon Duplessis' resignation on June 28, 2013 until Martine Beaugrand, the former councillor for District 20 (Fabreville) was acclaimed as the city's new mayor on July 3, 2013.

Councillor Ward Notes
Martine Beaugrand Mayor
Jacques St-Jean District 1 (Saint François)
Vacant District 2 (Saint Vincent de Paul) Vacant since Sylvie Clermont's resignation tendered June 3, 2013.
Madelaine Sollazzo District 3 (Val des Arbres)
Michèle Des Trois Maisons District 4 (Duvernay-Pont Viau)
Vacant District 5 (Marigot) Vacant since death of Francine Légaré on June 14, 2013.[5]
Claire Le Bel District 6 (Concorde Bois de Boulogne)
Benoit Fradet District 7 (Renaud)
Norman Girard District 8 (Vimont)
Yvon Martineau District 9 (Saint Bruno)
Lucie Hill Larocque District 10 (Auteuil)
Ginette Grisé District 11 (Laval des Rapides)
Jocelyne Guertin District 12 (Souvenir Labelle)
Ginette Legault-Bernier District 13 (Abord à Plouffe)
Basile Angelopoulos District 14 (Chomedey) Acting mayor from November 9 to 23, 2012 and again from June 28 to July 4, 2013.
Vacant District 15 (Saint Martin) Vacant since the accession of Alexandre Duplessis to the mayoralty on November 23, 2012.
Pierre Cléroux District 16 (Sainte Dorothée)
Jean-Jacques Beldié District 17 (Laval les Îles)
France Dubreuil District 18 (Orée des bois)
Yvon Bromley District 19 (Marc Aurèle Fortin)
Vacant District 20 (Fabreville) Vacant since the accession of Martine Beauregard to the mayoralty on July 3, 2013.
Denis Robillard District 21 (Sainte Rose)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "RIP: PRO des Lavallois". The Gazette, November 19, 2012.
  2. ^ "Laval mayor resigns amid corruption allegations". Montreal: CBC News. 2012-11-09. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Laval searches for interim mayor". CBC News, November 13, 2012.
  4. ^ "Alexandre Duplessis elected new interim mayor of Laval". The Gazette, November 23, 2012.
  5. ^ "Laval councillor Francine Légaré dies at 57". The Suburban, June 26, 2013.

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