Alan DeSousa

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Alan DeSousa
Vice-chair of the Montreal Executive Committee
Assumed office
November 2009
Borough mayor for Saint-Laurent and Montreal City Councillor
Assumed office
January 1, 2002
Preceded byPosition created
Personal details
Born1959 (age 59–60)
Political partyUnion Montreal (2001-2013)
Équipe Denis Coderre pour Montréal (2013-)
Spouse(s)Florence Beaudet
ChildrenMartin, Victor
ResidenceMontreal, Quebec, Canada
Alma materMcGill University
OccupationChartered Accountant

Alan DeSousa (born 1959)[1] is a city councillor from Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[2] He is also the borough mayor of Saint-Laurent, and the former chairman of the Montreal Executive Committee. He is currently vice-chairman in charge of sustainable development, the environment, parks and green spaces.

He was a member of the Union Montreal majority municipal party until its dissolution in 2013.[3]

By profession he is a chartered accountant.

On June 19, 2013, he declared himself a candidate for the job of interim mayor of Montreal after the resignation of Michael Applebaum.[4] However, in the council session on June 25 to select the new interim mayor, DeSousa withdrew his candidacy before the vote, endorsing Harout Chitilian.[5]


Born in Pakistan to a Roman Catholic family, his family immigrated to Canada when he was a teenager.[6] Alan DeSousa has lived in Saint-Laurent for over 35 years. He is married to Florence Beaudet and has two sons, Martin and Victor.[7] DeSousa completed a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University in 1981.

By profession DeSousa is a chartered accountant. In 1984, he was named to the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec, and in 2005 was given the honorary title of Fellow.[1]

He has previously served as Vice-President, Corporate Finance, of BioChem Pharma, and has worked at Ernst & Young as an expert on corporate and international taxation.[7]

Prior to its merger with Montreal, DeSousa was a city councillor with the former city of Saint-Laurent since 1990. In November 2001, he became borough mayor of Saint-Laurent, a position that he has retained for five consecutive terms. He serves on Montreal's Executive Committee, with the responsibility of sustainable development.[7] In 2004, economic development was added to his responsibilities.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Alan DeSousa, FCA (1959-)". Borough of Saint-Laurent. Ville de Montréal. Archived from the original on 10 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-03.
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  3. ^ "Applebaum new executive committee chair". CBC News, April 6, 2011.
  4. ^ "Coalition crumbles as candidates emerge for Montreal mayor". The Gazette, June 20, 2013.
  5. ^ "Laurent Blanchard new interim mayor of Montreal" Archived 2013-10-04 at the Wayback Machine. The Gazette, June 25, 2013.
  6. ^ "The $4-billion man". The Gazette. 2009-11-22. Archived from the original on 28 December 2009. Retrieved 22 November 2009.
  7. ^ a b c "Alan DeSousa, FCA". Profile. Union Montreal. 2009. Archived from the original on 2013-02-05. Retrieved 2009-11-03.

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