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 by Position created
Personal details
Born 1959 (age 57–58)
Political party Union Montreal (2001-2013)
Équipe Denis Coderre pour Montréal (2013-)
Spouse(s) Florence Beaudet
Children Martin, Victor
Residence Montreal, Quebec
Alma mater McGill University
Occupation Chartered Accountant

Alan DeSousa (born 1959)[1] is a city councillor from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 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.[2] 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.[3] However, in the council session on June 25 to select the new interim mayor, DeSousa withdrew his candidacy before the vote, endorsing Harout Chitilian.[4]


Born in Pakistan to a Roman Catholic family, his family immigrated to Canada when he was a teenager.[5] Alan DeSousa has lived in Saint-Laurent for over 35 years. He is married to Florence Beaudet and has two sons, Martin and Victor.[6] DeSousa completed a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University in 1981. 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.[6]

Prior to its merger with Montreal, DeSousa was a city councilor 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 three consecutive terms. He serves on Montreal's Executive Committee, with the responsibility of sustainable development.[6] 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. 
  2. ^ "Applebaum new executive committee chair". CBC News, April 6, 2011.
  3. ^ "Coalition crumbles as candidates emerge for Montreal mayor". The Gazette, June 20, 2013.
  4. ^ "Laurent Blanchard new interim mayor of Montreal". The Gazette, June 25, 2013.
  5. ^ "The $4-billion man". The Gazette. 2009-11-22. Archived from the original on 28 December 2009. Retrieved 22 November 2009. 
  6. ^ a b c "Alan DeSousa, FCA". Profile. Union Montreal. 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-03. 

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