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

See also: Montreal municipal election, 2017

Name Founded Ideology Leader Councillors
  Projet Montréal - Équipe Valérie Plante 2004 social democracy Valérie Plante 36
  Ensemble Montréal 2013 centrism Lionel Perez 18
  Équipe Barbe Team
formerly Pro action LaSalle
2013 Manon Barbe 3
  Équipe Anjou 2013 Luis Miranda 2
  Coalition Montréal 2013 centre-left Marvin Rotrand 1

Other registered parties

Name Founded Ideology Leader
  Vrai changement pour Montréal 2013 environmentalism Justine McIntyre
  Équipe Dauphin Lachine 2013 Claude Dauphin
  Plateau sans frontières
formerly Intégrité Montréal
2013 Michel Brûlé

Former parties


  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"