All parties, independents represented in new executive committee
Montreal's new mayor Michael Applebaum has named his executive committee, and it contains quite a mix of people from the different parties at city hall.
Applebaum is promising a new era of cooperation and bipartisanship, naming people from all parties at city hall, and a couple of independents.
All newly appointed members had to agree they will not run to be the next mayor of Montreal.
The new members of the executive committee are:
Laurent Blanchard, chair (Formerly Vision Montreal, now an independent)
Benoit Doré, vice-chair, major projects (Vision Montreal)
Émilie Thuillier, second-vice-chair (Projet Montreal)
Richard Deschamps, sports and recreation (Union Montreal)
Mary Deros, ethnic communities (Union Montreal)
Michel Bissonet, intergovernmental relations and 375th birthday festivities (Union Montreal)
Réal Ménard, transport (Vision Montreal)
Éliane Ayotte, culture, heritage and design (Vision Montreal)
Josée Duplessis, sustainable, development, environment and green space (Projet Montreal)
Alain Tassé, economic development and urban planning (independent)
Christian Dubois, public security and citizen services (independent)
The previous executive committee, chaired by Applebaum, was entirely composed of Union Montreal councillors. People like Alan DeSousa and Helen Fotopoulos were not named this time around.
Photo: Kevin Gallagher