Municipal political parties in Montreal

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Municipal politics in Montreal's city council revolve around its elected councillors, the municipal political parties to which they belong, and the mayor.

Montreal is one of the rare examples of a city with municipal political parties in Canada (they also exist in Vancouver). [1] Political parties were legalized in Quebec by the PQ government in power in 1978. However, they existed long before official recognition by the provincial government. [2]

Parties represented in Council[edit]

Name Founded Ideology Leader Councillors
  Équipe Denis Coderre pour Montréal 2013 centrism Denis Coderre 36
  Projet Montréal - Équipe Valérie Plante 2004 social democracy Valérie Plante 19
  Vrai changement pour Montréal 2013 environmentalism Justine McIntyre 2
  Équipe Anjou 2013 Luis Miranda 2
  Équipe Barbe Team
formerly Pro action LaSalle
2013 Manon Barbe 2
  Coalition Montréal 2013 centre-left Marvin Rotrand 1
  Équipe Dauphin Lachine 2013 Claude Dauphin 1

Other registered parties[edit]

Name Founded Ideology Leader
  Plateau sans frontières
formerly Intégrité Montréal
2013 Michel Brûlé

Former parties[edit]


  1. ^ pp.70, Caroline Andrew, "Electing a Diverse Canada", UBC Press (2009), ISBN 0-7748-1486-1
  2. ^ Carolle Simard, "Political Representation of Minorities in the City of Montreal"