|Vice-chair of the Montreal Executive Committee|
November 2009 – November 2012
|Montreal City Councillor for Sault-Saint-Louis|
January 1, 2002
|Preceded by||Position created|
|LaSalle City Councillor|
1999 – December 31, 2001
|Succeeded by||Position abolished|
|Political party||Union Montreal (2001-2013)
|Residence||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
Richard Deschamps is a Canadian politician from Montreal, Quebec. He currently serves as vice-chairman of the Montreal Executive Committee, responsible for infrastructure and economic development, and sits on Montreal City Council representing the Sault-Saint-Louis district of the borough of LaSalle. He was a member of the Union Montreal party.
He has previously held teaching positions at Cégep Marie-Victorin, HEC Montréal and Université de Montréal. He has worked as a management consultant for National Bank of Canada, Transat Group and the Fonds de solidarité FTQ.
Following the resignation of Gérald Tremblay, on November 8, 2012 Union Montreal announced Deschamps as its nominee for Mayor of Montreal in the council vote to be held on November 16. In the final vote, he was defeated by Michael Applebaum, winning 29 votes to Applebaum's 31.
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- "Richard Deschamps: Conseiller de la Ville Sault-Saint-Louis". L'équipe (in French). Union Montreal. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
- "Richard Deschamps is Union Montreal’s choice for interim mayor of Montreal". The Gazette, November 9, 2012.
- "Michael Applebaum elected mayor of Montreal". CTV News, November 16, 2012.
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