|Montreal City Councillor for Marie-Victorin|
November 2009 – November 2013
|Preceded by||Carle Bernier-Genest|
|Succeeded by||Guillaume Lavoie|
|Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Canada to UNESCO|
May 4, 2015
|Preceded by||Jean-Pierre Blackburn|
|Political party||Vision Montréal (2009-2013)
Élaine Ayotte is a Canadian politician and diplomat. Formerly a Montreal City Councillor for the Marie-Victorin ward in the borough of Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie from 2009 to 2013, she was appointed as Canada's ambassador and permanent delegate to UNESCO on May 4, 2015.
She was first elected in the 2009 municipal election as a member of the Vision Montréal party, defeating incumbent councillor Carle Bernier-Genest. She was appointed to the Montreal Executive Committee, with responsibility for culture, heritage and design, in November 2012. However, she left that caucus to sit as an independent councillor on June 4, 2013. She did not run for reelection in the 2013 municipal election.
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- "Élaine Ayotte devient l'ambassadrice du Canada à l'UNESCO". La Presse, May 4, 2015.
- "Élaine Ayotte est nommée ambassadrice du Canada à l'UNESCO". TVA Nouvelles, May 4, 2015.
- "Conseil exécutif de Montréal : Élaine Ayotte sera nommée". La Presse, November 21, 2012.
- "Élaine Ayotte ne se représentera pas". Radio-Canada, September 3, 2013.