Renouveau municipal de Montréal

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The Renouveau municipal de Montréal (RMM) was a political party in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It contested seats in the Montréal-Nord borough for the 2009 Montreal municipal election.

Party leader[edit]

The RMM's leader was Michelle Allaire, a chartered accountant and accounting and finance teacher at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Her campaign literature indicates that she has a Master of Business Administration degree from HEC Montréal.[1] In 2009, she said the RMM would work to restore Montreal-Nord's image and develop work programs for youth.[2]

Allaire had previously served as a city councillor in Montréal-Nord from 1986 to 2001 as a member of mayor Yves Ryan's political party, the similarly named Renouveau municipal. Montréal-Nord became part of the newly amalgamated city of Montreal in 2001, and Allaire ran for a seat on the Montreal city council as a Vision Montreal candidate in that year's municipal election. She was narrowly defeated for the third and final position in the Montréal-Nord borough.[3] Allaire later ran for the Action démocratique du Québec in the 2003 provincial election and for the Conservative Party of Canada in the 2008 federal election.

Allaire originally planned to run for Montréal-Nord borough mayor in the 2009 election as a candidate of Louise O'Sullivan's Parti Montréal Ville-Marie, but she instead chose to launch a separate party.[4] In the 2013 municipal election, she ran for city council as a Coalition Montréal candidate in Marie-Clarac.

Her electoral record is as follows:

Election Division Party Votes  % Place Winner
1986 municipal Montreal-Nord city councillor, District Two Renouveau municipal 1,331 78.25 1/3 herself
1990 municipal Montreal-Nord city councillor, District Two Renouveau municipal - - 1/? herself
1994 municipal Montreal-Nord city councillor, District Two Renouveau municipal 1,531 90.32 1/2 herself
1998 municipal Montreal-Nord city councillor, District Two Renouveau municipal - - 1/? herself
2001 municipal Montreal city councillor, Montreal-Nord Vision Montreal 11,359 44.79[5] 4/7 Marcel Parent, Jean-Marc Gibeau, and James Infantino, all from the Montreal Island Citizens Union
2003 provincial Bourassa-Sauvé Action démocratique 3,771 11.42 3/8 Line Beauchamp, Liberal
2008 federal Bourassa Conservative 5,405 13.55 3/6 Denis Coderre, Liberal
2009 municipal Borough mayor, Montreal-Nord Renouveau municipal de Montréal 3,213 19.18 3/4 Gilles Deguire, Union Montreal
2013 municipal Montreal city councillor, Marie-Clarac Coalition Montréal 2,123 21.36 2/3 Chantal Rossi, Équipe Denis Coderre

Party election results in 2009[edit]

Along with Allaire's campaign for borough mayor, the RMM fielded candidates for Montréal-Nord's two city council and two borough council seats. The party received a total of 7,917 votes, and none of its candidates were elected. The RMM seems to have disappeared after this time; it did not field any candidates in the 2013 election.

The party's full results from 2009 are as follows:

 

Electoral District Eligible voters Position Turnout Candidates   Incumbent Result
  Projet Montréal   Union Montréal   Vision Montréal   Other
Borough mayor   Ronald Boisrond
2,438 (14.55%)
  Gilles Deguire
6,784 (40.50%)
  Daniel Renaud
4,317 (25.77%)
  Michelle Allaire (RMM)
3,213 (19.18%)
  Marcel Parent UM hold
Marie-Clarac City councillor   Hugues Surprenant
1,456
  Clementina Teti-Tomassi
3,410
  Marc L. Fortin
2,817
  Louis Pelletier (RMM)
1,345
  James Infantino UM hold
Borough councillor   Saïd Ghoulimi
1,256 (13.96%)
  Chantal Rossi
3,506 (38.96%)
  Roland Carrier
2,824 (31.38%)
  Jeannette Belisle (RMM)
1,413 (15.70%)
  Clementina Teti-Tomassi UM hold
Ovide-Clermont City councillor   Judith Houedjissin
920
  Jean-Marc Gibeau
3,787
  Brunilda Reyes
2,035
  Réjean Loyer (RMM)
953
  Jean-Marc Gibeau UM hold
Borough councillor   Nicolas Bergeron
1,140
  Monica Ricourt
3,313
  Guerline Rigaud
2,020
  Lynn Boulerice (RMM)
993
Henri-Paul Bernier (Ind)
189
  Normand Fortin UM hold

Source: Rapport officiel du recensement des votes, City of Montreal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michelle Allaire: City Councillor Candidate in Marie-Clarac District, Coalition Montréal Marcel Côté, accessed 4 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Montreal North councillor quits," Montreal Gazette, 23 October 1986, H3; Linda Gyulai, "Political veteran is thinking locally; She eschews role with city-wide party, forms group to serve Montreal North," Montreal Gazette, 6 August 2009, A6.
  3. ^ "Vote recount abandoned," Montreal Gazette, 15 November 2001, A4.
  4. ^ Linda Gyulai, "Political veteran is thinking locally; She eschews role with city-wide party, forms group to serve Montreal North," Montreal Gazette, 6 August 2009, A6.
  5. ^ Refers to the percentage of total ballots cast, not the percentage of total votes cast for a candidate.