Renouveau municipal de Montréal
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. In 2009, she said the RMM would work to restore Montreal-Nord's image and develop work programs for youth.
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. 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. In the 2013 municipal election, she ran for city council as a Coalition Montréal candidate in Marie-Clarac.
Her electoral record is as follows:
|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||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
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
|Michelle Allaire (RMM)
|Marcel Parent||UM hold|
|Marie-Clarac||City councillor||Hugues Surprenant
|Marc L. Fortin
|Louis Pelletier (RMM)
|James Infantino||UM hold|
|Borough councillor||Saïd Ghoulimi
|Jeannette Belisle (RMM)
|Clementina Teti-Tomassi||UM hold|
|Ovide-Clermont||City councillor||Judith Houedjissin
|Réjean Loyer (RMM)
|Jean-Marc Gibeau||UM hold|
|Borough councillor||Nicolas Bergeron
|Lynn Boulerice (RMM)
Henri-Paul Bernier (Ind)
|Normand Fortin||UM hold|
Source: Rapport officiel du recensement des votes, City of Montreal.
- Michelle Allaire: City Councillor Candidate in Marie-Clarac District, Coalition Montréal Marcel Côté, accessed 4 December 2013.
- "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.
- "Vote recount abandoned," Montreal Gazette, 15 November 2001, A4.
- 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.
- Refers to the percentage of total ballots cast, not the percentage of total votes cast for a candidate.