Montreal municipal election, 1986

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The 1986 Montreal municipal election took place on November 9, 1986, to elect a mayor and city councillors in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Longtime mayor Jean Drapeau did not seek re-election, and Jean Doré from the opposition Montreal Citizens' Movement (MCM) was elected to the position by a significant margin.[1]

Elections also took place in suburban Montreal communities.

Results (incomplete)[edit]

Party colours do not indicate affiliation with or resemblance to a provincial or a federal party.

Electoral District Position Total valid votes Candidates   Incumbent
  Montreal Citizens' Movement   Civic Party of Montreal   ADMM   Independents
Mayor 339,773   Jean Doré
230,025 (67.70%)
  Claude Dupras
99,739 (29.35%)
Kenneth Cheung
4,108 (1.21%)
Marie-Claire Desroches
2,282 (0.67%)

Gilles Côté
1,676 (0.49%)

Philip Moscovitch
1,235 (0.36%)

Ned Dmytryshyn
708 (0.21%)
Jean Drapeau
Louis Riel City councillor 7,428   Jacques Charbonneau
4,506 (60.66%)
  Carmen G. Millette
2,922 (39.34%)
Carmen G. Millette
Marie-Victorin City councillor 7,404   Réal Charest
4,524 (61.10%)
  François Delorme
2,880 (38.90%)
Fernand Desjardins
Longue-Pointe City councillor 6,138   Nicole Boudreau
4,260 (69.40%)
  Luc Larivée
2,040 (30.60%)
Luc Larivée
Maisonneuve City councillor 5,611   Ginette L'Heureux
3,702 (65.98%)
  Roger Gallagher
1,909 (34.02%)
André Roy
François-Perrault City councillor 5,688   Frank Venneri
3,564 (62.66%)
  Rocco Luccisano
2,124 (37.34%)
Rocco Luccisano
Gabriel-Sagard City councillor 6,400   Vittorio Capparelli
3,139 (49.05%)
  Marc Beaudoin
1,874 (29.28%)
Marcel Paquet
1,387 (21.67%)[2]
Marc Beaudoin
Jean-Rivard City councillor 3,653   Micheline Daigle
2,476 (67.78%)
  Raymonde Filion
1,177 (32.22%)
Ernest Roussille
Jean-Talon City councillor 3,653   Pierre Goyer
2,870 (59.33%)
  George Savoidakis
1,547 (31.98%)
Demetre Costopoulos
420 (8.68%)
George Savoidakis
Laurier City councillor 5,237   Robert Perreault
3,701 (70.67%)
  Gilles Lupien
1,137 (21.71%)
Roger Larivée
399 (7.62%)
Robert Perreault
Sainte-Marie City councillor 5,658   Serge Lajeunesse
3,420 (60.45%)
  Serge Bélanger
2,152 (38.03%)
Yvon Roy
86 (1.52%)
Serge Bélanger
Ville-Marie City councillor 4,792   John Gardiner
3,197 (66.72%)
  René Avon
1,240 (25.88%)
Cinthia Cheung
355 (7.41%)
John Gardiner
Saint-Henri City councillor 5,419   Kevin Cadloff
2,254 (41.59%)
  Germain Prégent
3,165 (58.41%)
Germain Prégent

Results in suburban communities (incomplete)[edit]

Dorval[edit]

All of Dorval's serving representatives were re-elected without opposition.

Electoral District Position Total valid votes Candidates Incumbent
Winner
Mayor - Peter Yeomans (acclaimed) Peter Yeomans
East Ward 1 Councillor - Edgar Rouleau (acclaimed) Edgar Rouleau
East Ward 2 Councillor - Emile LaCoste (acclaimed) Emile LaCoste
East Ward 3 Councillor - Jules Daigle (acclaimed) Jules Daigle
West Ward 1 Councillor - Robert M. Bourbeau (acclaimed) Robert M. Bourbeau
West Ward 2 Councillor - Ian W. Heron (acclaimed) Ian W. Heron
West Ward 3 Councillor - Frank Richmond (acclaimed) Frank Richmond

Source: Elizabeth Thompson, "Dorval mayor, councillors returned by acclamation," Montreal Gazette, 23 October 1986, I7.

Montreal North[edit]

Electoral District Position Total valid votes Candidates Incumbent
Renouveau municipal Action locale et municipal Independent
Mayor - Yves Ryan (acclaimed) Yves Ryan
District 1 Councillor 1,516 Antonin Dupont
1,266 (83.51%)
Pierre Lacombe
250 (16.49%)
Antonin Dupont
District 2 Councillor 1,701 Michelle Allaire
1,331 (78.25%)
Elaine Bissonnette
328 (19.28%)
Albert Donat Dumouchel
42 (2.47%)
Ernest Chartrand
District 3 Councillor - Pierre Blain (acclaimed)
District 4 Councillor 945 Georgette Morin
652 (68.99%)
Richard Bonin
293 (31.01%)
Georgette Morin
District 5 Councillor - Maurice Belanger (acclaimed)
District 6 Councillor - Real Gibeau (acclaimed)
District 7 Councillor - Jean-Paul Lessard (acclaimed)
District 8 Councillor - Normand Fortin (acclaimed)
District 9 Councillor - Armand Nadeau (acclaimed)
District 10 Councillor - Andre Coulombe (acclaimed)
District 11 Councillor - Raymond Paquin (acclaimed)
District 12 Councillor 1,391 Robert Guerriero
1008 (72.47%)
Pierre Gamache
383 (27.53%)
Robert Guerriero

Sources: "Montreal North councillor quits," Montreal Gazette, 23 October 1986, H3; "Results of council elections in 18 Montreal-area municipalities," Montreal Gazette, 3 November 1986, A8.

Saint-Leonard[edit]

1986 Saint-Leonard mayoral election results
1986 Saint-Leonard municipal election results: Councillor, Ward Three
1986 Saint-Leonard municipal election results: Councillor, Ward Four
1986 Saint-Leonard municipal election results: Councillor, Ward Five
1986 Saint-Leonard municipal election results: Councillor, Ward Six
1986 Saint-Leonard municipal election results: Councillor, Ward Seven
1986 Saint-Leonard municipal election results: Councillor, Ward Eight
1986 Saint-Leonard municipal election results: Councillor, Ward Ten
1986 Saint-Leonard municipal election results: Councillor, Ward Eleven
1986 Saint-Leonard municipal election results: Councillor, Ward Twelve


Information about the candidates in Saint-Leonard[edit]

Ralliement de Saint-Léonard
Unité de Saint-Léonard
  • Luigi Tesolin (Ward Six) was a thirty-eight-year-old engineer, running in his first election.[5]
  • Quintino Cimaglia (Ward Eight) was a forty-six-year-old entrepreneur, running in his first election.[6]
Équipe démocratique de Saint-Léonard
  • Yvon Desrochers (Ward Three) was a forty-nine-year-old grocery wholesaler in 1986. He had previously chaired the Commission scolaire Jérôme-Le Royer from 1977 to 1980 and remained a member of the commission until 1983. In the 1982 municipal election, he ran unsuccessfully as a Union municipale de Saint-Léonard candidate.[7]
  • Giovanni Sardo (Ward Six) ran for the Saint-Leonard city council in 1978 as a Parti civique candidate and in 1986 for the Équipe démocratique. He was defeated both times. Sardo was sixty years old in 1986 and identified as a travel agent.[8]
  • Micheline Neveu-Dumontet (Ward Seven) was a forty-seven-year-old public servant. She had previously been a candidate in the 1982 Saint-Leonard election, running for the Parti de l'alliance municipale (PAM).[9]
  • Antonio Barretta (Ward Eight) was a thirty-six-year-old salesman in 1986. He was a first-time political candidate.[10]
  • Jules Lauzon (Ward Ten) was an engineer.[11] He was elected to the Saint-Leonard city council in 1978 as a candidate of the Parti de l'alliance municipale (PAM), which won a narrow majority on council. He ran for re-election in 1982 and was defeated by Pierre Paquet. He was later appointed to a vacant seat on the Commission scolaire Jérôme-Le Royer in January 1985 and emerged as an opponent of commission chair Dominic Perri.[12] He attempted to change the board's summer hiring policy in 1987, charging that it was plagued by nepotism.[13] He sought re-election to the Saint-Leonard council as an Équipe démocratique candidate in 1986 and was narrowly defeated.[14] He did not seek re-election to the school commission in 1987.[15]
  • Jacques Amyot (Ward Twelve) was a forty-three-year-old employee of the Montreal Urban Community Transit Corp..[16]
Rassemblement des citoyens et citoyennes de Saint-Léonard
  • Liborio (Bob) Sciascia (Ward Five) was a thirty-eight-year-old accountant.[17] He is not to be confused with a different Liborio Sciascia, who was killed in a mafia-related shooting in 2010.
  • Paolo Gervasi (Ward Six) was a fifty-eight-year-old realtor.[18] He is not to be confused with a different Paolo Gervasi, who was killed in a gangland-style execution in 2004.
  • Rosario Ortona (Ward Eight), a school teacher, was thirty-nine years old in 1986.[19] He was elected to the Saint-Leonard city council in the 1978 municipal election as a candidate of Michel Bissonnet's Équipe du renouveau de la cité de Saint-Léonard. He later left this party to join the Union municipale de Saint-Léonard and was defeated under its banner in the 1982 election. Subsequently, Ortona became Union municipale's leader and ran as its mayoral candidate in a 1984 by-election; he was defeated by Raymond Renaud. Renaud and seven councillors launched a $423,000 libel suit against Ortona and his official agent after the election; the suit related to campaign advertisements from Ortona's team that criticized a land deal approved by the city.[20] Newspaper accounts do not indicate how this matter was resolved. Ortona worked to create a united opposition party in Saint-Leonard during this period, and shortly before the 1986 election he dissolved his party to join the Rassemblement des citoyens et citoyennes de Saint-Léonard.[21] In 2000, he was hired as adult education director for the English Montreal School Board.[22]
  • Michelangelo Cannistraro (Ward Twelve) was a forty-eight-year-old company manager.[23]

Subsequent by-elections in suburban communities[edit]

Anjou
Anjou council by-election, Lucie Bruneau division, 1 March 1987

Results in other Montreal-area communities (incomplete)[edit]

Longueuil[edit]

The governing Parti municipal de Longueuil was returned to office with a landslide majority. Party leader Jacques Finet was re-elected to a second term as mayor, and the party won all nineteen seats on council.

Winning candidates are listed in boldface.

Electoral District Position Total valid votes Candidates Incumbent
Parti municipal Parti civique Independent
Mayor 35,419 Jacques Finet
28,675 (80.96%)
Claude Jollet
6,744 (19.04%)
Jacques Finet
District 1 Councillor Pierre Hurtubise
784
Gilles Petel
407
District 2 Councillor André Normandin
1402
Marcel Tessier
474
District 3 Councillor Claude Gladu
1,296
Lucie Bertrand-Giroux
384
Claude Gladu
District 4 Councillor 2,000 Roger Ferland
1,380 (69.00%)
Marc E. Decelles
620 (31.00%)
Roger Ferland
District 5 Councillor Nicole Béliveau-Zeitter
1,170
Paul-Auguste Briand
704
Nicole Béliveau-Zeitter
District 6 Councillor Jacques Morissette
1,899
François Robidas
208
Lorenzo Defoy Jr.
40
Jacques Morissette
District 7 Councillor Roger Lacombe
1,007
Claude Royal
218
Roger Lacombe
District 8 Councillor Gilles Déry
1,401
Solange Therrien
548
Gilles Déry
District 9 Councillor Magella Richard
1,384
Pierre Nantel
1,082
Pierre Nantel
District 10 Councillor Florence Mercier
1,524
Serge Darveau
189
Florence Mercier
District 11 Councillor Serge Sévigny
1,354
Michel Landry
235
Serge Sévigny
District 12 Councillor Lise Sauvé-Thiverge
1,200
André Giroux
334
Lise Sauvé-Thiverge
District 13 Councillor Jean St-Hilaire
1,186
Jean-Pierre Trahan
667
Jean-Pierre Trahan
District 14 Councillor Michel Timperio
1,754
Mario Chartier
177
Michel Timperio
District 15 Councillor Florent Charest
1,334
André Chapdelaine
376
Florent Charest
District 16 Councillor Georges Touten
1,311
Jacques Bouchard
754
Jacques Bouchard
District 17 Councillor André Létourneau
1,864
André Chartier
201
André Létourneau
District 18 Councillor Jacques Milette
1,224
Lise Rathé
545
District 19 Councillor Benoît Danault
2,180
Jean L’Écuyer
777
Benoit Danault

Source: Le Parti municipal de Longueuil: Jacques Finet, l'innovateur, Société historique et culturelle du Marigot, accessed 19 February 2014. Some minor corrections to candidate names are taken from "Final tally shows size of victory in Longueuil," Montreal Gazette, 6 November 1986, V1.

Jacques Finet resigned as mayor on April 16, 1987, to take a vice-president's job at Hydro-Quebec. A by-election to choose his successor was held on May 30, 1987.

Electoral District Position Total valid votes Candidates Incumbent
Parti municipal Independent Independent
Mayor 25,961 Roger Ferland
18,596 (71.63%)
Jacques Olivier
7,035 (27.10%)
Jacques Gendron
330 (1.27%)[24]

Source: James Mennie, "Ferland whips ex-MP to win Longueuil mayoralty," Montreal Gazette, 1 June 1987, A3.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Election results, 1833-2005 (in French), City of Montreal, accessed 16 May 2011.
  2. ^ Paquet was a shopkeeper in Montreal. He had previously contested Gabriel-Sagard as an independent candidate in the 1982 municipal election. See "East-end areas may be linked but have distinct issues," Montreal Gazette, 8 November 1986, p. 7.
  3. ^ Le Devoir, 8 November 1982, p. 1.
  4. ^ Amorell Saunders, "Eight St. Leonard city councillors quit mayor's 'undemocratic' party," Montreal Gazette, 5 May 1988, A3.
  5. ^ "St. Leonard party unites defectors and former rivals," Montreal Gazette, 9 October 1986, p. 8.
  6. ^ "St. Leonard party unites defectors and former rivals," Montreal Gazette, 9 October 1986, p. 8.
  7. ^ "New St. Leonard high school decision coming in 2 weeks," Montreal Gazette, 16 October 1979, p. 4; "New party picks slate for vote in St. Leonard," Montreal Gazette, 16 October 1986, p. 6.
  8. ^ "New party unveils slate for vote in St. Leonard," Montreal Gazette, 16 October 1986, p. 4.
  9. ^ "New party picks slate for vote in St. Leonard," Montreal Gazette, 16 October 1986, p. 6.
  10. ^ "New party picks slate for vote in St. Leonard," Montreal Gazette, 16 October 1986, p. 6.
  11. ^ "New party picks slate for vote in St. Leonard," Montreal Gazettee, 16 October 1986, p. 6.
  12. ^ The seat became vacant on the resignation of Alfonso Gagliano, who had been elected to the Canadian House of Commons. See "Gagliano quits post on school commission," Montreal Gazette, 30 January 1985, p. 1; "Angry parents plan to protest school decision," Montreal Gazette, 12 June 1985, p. 1. See also Debbie Parkes, "Locating a school for Grade 7s divides Jerome Le Royer board," Montreal Gazette, 6 March 1986, p. 6.
  13. ^ "Le Royer commissioners criticized for board's summer job hiring policy," Montreal Gazette, 3 July 1986, p. 10.
  14. ^ "St. Leonard gears for recounts as mayor's party scores near-sweep," Montreal Gazette, 6 November 1986, p. 1.
  15. ^ Jeannie Stiglic, "School board factions battle in the East End," Montreal Gazette, 22 October 1987, p. 13.
  16. ^ "New party unveils slate for vote in St. Leonard," Montreal Gazette, 16 October 1986, p. 4.
  17. ^ "St. Leonard party vows it will sweep every council seat," Montreal Gazette, 23 October 1986, p. 1.
  18. ^ "St. Leonard party vows it will sweep every council seat," Montreal Gazette, 23 October 1986, p. 1.
  19. ^ "St. Leonard party vows it will sweep every council seat," Montreal Gazette, 23 October 1986, p. 1.
  20. ^ "Ultimatum to Renaud latest salvo in suburb war of words," Montreal Gazette, 2 January 1985, p. 1.
  21. ^ "Councillor calls for a united opposition in St. Leonard," Montreal Gazette, 1 May 1985, p. 1; "Mayoral hopeful wants to follow his grandfather," Montreal Gazette, 4 September 1986, p. 5.
  22. ^ "Retirements lead to spate of changes at English school board," Montreal Gazette, 10 July 2000, p. 4. Concerns were subsequently raised about hiring practices on the board; see "Nepotism should be public" [editorial], Montreal Gazette, 7 December 2005, p. 30.
  23. ^ "St. Leonard party vows it will sweep every council seat," Montreal Gazette, 23 October 1986, p. 1.
  24. ^ Gendron was described in the Montreal Gazette as a 49-year-old theatrical production company owner. He had previously sought election for mayor of Longueuil in 1982. See James Mennie, "Voters choose mayor Sunday in Longueuil," Montreal Gazette, 28 May 1987, I1. There was a Jacques Gendron who ran for Montreal city council in 1998; media reports do not indicate if this was the same person. A different Jacques Gendron ran as a candidate of the Canadian Alliance in the 2000 Canadian federal election.