List of leaders of the Official Opposition (Montreal)

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This is a list of the Leaders of the opposition party at the Montreal City Hall. Party colours do not indicate affiliation or resemblance to a provincial or a federal party.

Name Electoral district Took Office Left Office Party
  Michael Fainstat City Councillor, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce 1974 1978 RCM
     Nick Auf der Maur City Councillor, Côte-des-Neiges 1978 1982 GAM
  Michael Fainstat City Councillor, La Confédération 1982 1984 RCM
  Jean Doré City Councillor, Saint-Jean-Baptiste 1984 1986 RCM
     Germain Prégent City Councillor, Saint-Henri 1986 1988 [1] Civic Party
     Nick Auf der Maur City Councillor, Peter-McGill 1988 1989 [2] Civic Party
     Nick Auf der Maur City Councillor, Peter-McGill 1989 1990 Municipal Party
     Alain André City Councillor, Ahuntsic 1990 1991 Municipal Party
     Sam Boskey City Councillor, Décarie 1991 1992 Democratic Coalition
     Nick Auf der Maur City Councillor, Peter-McGill 1992 1994 Civic Party [3]
  André Lavallée City Councillor, Bourbonnière 1994 1997 [4] RCM
  Thérèse Daviau City Councillor, Plateau-Mont-Royal 1997 1998 [5] RCM
     Jack Chadirdjian City Councillor, Darlington 1998 1998 New Montreal [6]
  Michel Prescott City Councillor, Jeanne-Mance 1998 2001 RCM [7]
  Michel Prescott City Councillor, Jeanne-Mance 2001 2001 UCIM
  Pierre Bourque City Councillor, Marie-Victorin, Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie 2001 2003 Vision Montreal
  Martin Lemay [8] City Councillor, Sainte-Marie, Ville-Marie 2003 2003 Vision Montreal
  Pierre Bourque City Councillor, Marie-Victorin, Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie 2003 2006 Vision Montreal
  Noushig Eloyan [9] City Councillor, Bordeaux-Cartierville, Ahuntsic-Cartierville 2006 2008 Vision Montreal
  Benoit Labonté [10] Borough Mayor, Ville-Marie 2008 2009 Vision Montreal
  Gaëtan Primeau [11] City Councillor, Tétreaultville 2009 2009 Vision Montreal
  Louise Harel [12] City Councillor, Maisonneuve–Longue-Pointe, Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve 2009 2013 Vision Montreal
  Richard Bergeron City Councillor, Saint-Jacques, Ville-Marie 2013 Current Projet Montreal

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Prégent crossed the floor to sit as an Independent in 1988.
  2. ^ Auf der Maur crossed the floor and joined the Parti Municipal in 1989.
  3. ^ During the summer of 1994, Jérôme Choquette's Parti des Montréalais (Montrealers’ Party) absorbs the Parti Civique de Montréal (Civic Party of Montreal).
  4. ^ Lavallée crossed the floor to sit as an Independent in 1997.
  5. ^ Daviau crossed the floor to sit as an Independent in 1998.
  6. ^ Nouveau Montréal à l'opposition officielle, May 26, 1998
  7. ^ In July 2001, Gérald Tremblay's Union de l’Île de Montréal absorbs the Rassemblement des citoyens et des citoyennes de Montréal (RCM) to become Union des citoyens et des citoyennes de l’Île de Montréal (UCIM).
  8. ^ Martin Lemay served as Acting Leader of Vision Montreal and as Acting Leader of the Opposition, when Pierre Bourque unsuccessfully ran as an ADQ candidate for a seat to the provincial legislature.
  9. ^ Following the resignation of Pierre Bourque, François Purcell (district of Saint-Édouard) was selected as Acting Leader of Vision Montreal; Noushig Eloyan, as Acting Leader of the Opposition.
  10. ^ Hustak, Alan (2008-05-25). "Labonté officially becomes leader of Vision Montréal". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  11. ^ Catherine Solyom, "Where's the proof? Harel demands; Payoff rumours. She points to mayor as source of reports," Montreal Gazette, 18 October 2009, A1.
  12. ^ Leduc, Louise (2009-11-04). "Louise Harel assumera le rôle de chef de l'opposition". La Presse. Retrieved 2009-11-04. 

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