Philippe Brunet

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Philippe Brunet
Mayor of Saint-Lambert
In office
November 9, 2009 – November 8, 2013
Preceded by Sean Finn
Succeeded by Alain Dépatie
Personal details
Alma mater University of Ottawa (BBA)
Profession Businessman

Philippe Brunet is a Canadian politician, who served as mayor of Saint-Lambert, Quebec, Canada for four years until November 3, 2013.[1] Prior to being elected mayor, he served as a city councilor for District 4 under the previous administration of Sean Finn.


On November 1, 2009, Brunet was elected, with 34.9% of the vote and a 37 vote margin, as mayor of Saint-Lambert, besting Éric Bourbeau and Jill Lacoursière.

During his term as mayor, a new recreational centre was built on Lespérance Street, with the assistance of subsidies from the provincial and federal governments. The eastern portion of Riverside Drive and the downtown portion of Victoria Avenue were completely reconstructed.[2]

On January 22, 2013, Brunet, and city councillors voted to rebuild the Eric Sharp Arena for January 2014, taking advantage of C$4.4 million in provincial government subsidies.[3] The project called for the demolition of the current arena, and the construction of a replacement that could be used year-round. The plan drew support, particularly from users of the rink, who wanted a modern year-round facility. It also drew criticism from citizens, who believed the reconstruction project to be too expensive, as well as the Ordre des architectes du Québec and Heritage Montreal which believed the cedar plank roof of the arena was worth preserving.[4][5] On May 13, 2013, Saint-Lambert City Council voted to make emergency repairs to the floors and walls of the arena.[6]

On September 27, 2013, Brunet announced he was running for re-election as mayor. He is running against city councillor Alain Dépatie.[7]

On November 3, 2013, Brunet lost the municipal election by a decisive margin of 2,417 votes against Alain Dépatie's 5,282 votes.

Electoral record[edit]

2013 Saint-Lambert municipal election
Mayoral candidate Vote[8]  %
Alain Dépatie 5,282 68.61
Philippe Brunet (X) 2,417 31.39
Total valid votes 7,699 100
2009 Saint-Lambert municipal election
Candidate Vote  %
Philippe Brunet 2,707 34.9
Éric Bourbeau 2,670 34.4
Jill Lacoursière 2,375 30.6


  1. ^ "Membres du conseil" (in French). Saint Lambert city council. Retrieved April 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Major Achievements". Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Québec pourrait sauver de la démolition l'aréna de Saint-Lambert". 7 April 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Gerbet, Thomas (14 January 2013). "L'Ordre des architectes du Québec veut sauver l'aréna de Saint-Lambert". Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Community in St-Lambert fights to save unique wooden arena". CTV Montreal. 2013-02-12. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "St. Lambert votes to save its arena". CTV Montreal. 14 May 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Saint-Lambert aura une course à la mairie". 27 September 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "Municipal elections: New municipal council" (PDF). News release. City of Saint-Lambert. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 

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