Frank Zampino

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Frank Zampino
Chairman of the Executive Committee
In office
Preceded by Jean Fortier
Succeeded by Claude Dauphin
Constituency Saint-Leonard
Personal details
Born (Age 56)
Montreal, Quebec
Nationality Canadian
Political party Union Montreal

Frank Zampino is a Montreal politician and a chartered accountant. He served as the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the City of Montreal and the city's second-ranking official.[1]

Early life[edit]

In 1976, Zampino graduated from Laurier Macdonald High School,[2] an English-language public school in the east end of Montreal.



After studies in accountancy, Zampino served as City Councillor in Saint-Léonard from 1986 to 1990 and was elected Mayor of that city in 1990. He was re-elected without opposition in 1994 and 1998. From 1998 to 2000, Zampino was the president of the STCUM (Montreal's Transit Commission).[3]


In the aftermath of the Province-Wide Municipal Merger of 2001-2002, Zampino joined Mayor Gérald Tremblay's Montreal Island Citizens Union municipal party. The organization is now known as Union Montreal.

In 2001, Zampino was elected to the city council of Montreal and as Mayor of the Borough of Saint-Léonard.[4] Since then, he has served as chairman of the executive committee of the city of Montreal, responsible for finances at the city of Montreal,[5] and as a member of the executive committee of the Montreal Metropolitan Community.

In January 2004, Zampino was appointed by Mayor Tremblay to preside over the committee on finance, administrative and corporate services and strategic management.[6] This same year, Zampino served as the honorary president of the Montreal Open, the annual open golf tournament of Montreal.[7]

In 2005, Zampino remained one of the campaign leaders of Mayor Gérald Tremblay's political team.[8] His efforts paid off and Zampino was re-elected as city councillor and borough mayor and was re-confirmed as chairman of the executive committee. In November 2005, Zampino referred to the mayoral administration as "the Tremblay-Zampino administration." [9]

On May 17, 2012, Zampino was charged with fraud related to a 2½-year investigation related to a municipal real estate transaction.[10]


On May 20, 2008, Zampino announced that he would retire from politics during the summer after his 22-year career. His resignation took effect on July 2, 2008.[11][12] Executive Committee Vice-President Claude Dauphin succeeded him.[13][14]

Corruption scandal[edit]

Zampino has been linked to a scandal that has engulfed municipal politics across Quebec since 2009. The Charbonneau Commission heard testimony that Zampino received a trip from Paolo Catania in return for helping him acquire land from the city in the east end of Montreal.[15]


Zampino received the following:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ St. Paul Pioneer Press (February 15, 2002) Montreal feels no joy, hope for expos. Section: Sports. Page D3.
  2. ^ Colombo, Carmen. Laurier Macdonald High School Classs of 1976 - 25th Anniversary Reunion - Then and Now. Accessed August 23, 2007.
  3. ^ STM (2000) Message from the directors. Accessed August 23, 2007.
  4. ^ Canada NewsWire (November 26, 2004) Media Advisory - The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal welcomes Mr. Frank Zampino , chairman of the Executive Committee, City of Montreal and Mayor of the borough of Saint-Léonard - "A plan for success"
  5. ^ CCNMatthews (September 13, 2006) Tabling of the New Three-Year Assessment Rolls for the Montreal Urban Agglomeration : The Tremblay- Zampino Administration Reassures Citizens.
  6. ^ Canada NewsWire (January 25, 2004) Ville de Montreal - Cabinet du maire et du comitte executif - Restructuring of the Executive Committee.
  7. ^ Canada NewsWire (June 1, 2004) Special Invitation - Official Launch of the Montreal Open.
  8. ^ Canada NewsWire (September 23, 2005) Large turnout for Team Tremblay gathering in Saint- Léonard. Over 1,200 people come out to hear Gérald Tremblay and Frank Zampino.
  9. ^ Canada NewsWire (November 4, 2005) An alliance between Pierre Bourque and the president of the blue collars union - "A Bourque-Parent administration could bankrupt the city" - Frank Zampino.
  10. ^
  11. ^ Frank Zampino quitte la vie politique, Éric Clément, LCN, May 20, 2008
  12. ^ Frank Zampino quitte la vie politique, Éric Clément, La Presse, May 20, 2008
  13. ^ Dauphin remplace Zampino, Radio-Canada, June 25, 2008
  14. ^ Claude Dauphin succède à Frank Zampino, Sophie Montminy, Canoë Info, June 25, 2008
  15. ^ Mayor's former lieutenant bribed, corruption inquiry hears
  16. ^ Canada NewsWire (October 6, 2005) Expert accountants denounce Pierre Bourque's irresponsible campaign promises.

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Preceded by
Raymond Renaud
Mayor of Saint-Léonard, Montreal
Succeeded by
Michel Bissonnet
Political offices
Preceded by
Jean Fortier (Vision Montreal)
Chairman of the Executive Committee
Succeeded by
Claude Dauphin (Union Montreal)