November 14, 2005 17:30 ET

City of Montreal: Swearing-in of Montréal Elected Officials

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 14, 2005) - At an official ceremony held today at Montreal city hall, City Clerk Jacqueline Leduc swore in the mayor of Montreal, Gerald Tremblay, the borough mayors, city councillors and borough councillors. In total, 90 officials were sworn in, including the re-elected mayor Gerald Tremblay. Although the officials will take office only on January 1, 2006, they will serve until the end of 2005 to adopt the resolutions that have an impact on issues for the year 2006, including the adoption of the soon-to-be-tabled 2006 budget.

Newly re-elected mayor Gerald Tremblay is pleased and eager to take on new challenges. "On November 6, Montrealers expressed their confidence in us. During this new mandate, we will work hard to deserve that confidence. We will focus on an approach aimed at delivering services to the community. To achieve this, we will need the full cooperation of boroughs and the central city. We will make sure that all our efforts to improve the quality of life of Montrealers produce results. I am counting on all city employees who have a major role in meeting the needs of the community. Also, I am counting on the unfailing support and the commitment of our government partners to help us make Montreal a strong, modern and dynamic city. I would like to congratulate all the elected candidates and thank them for helping shape the future of Montreal," said Mayor Tremblay.

The Mayor also talked about the Imagining - Building Montreal 2025 strategic plan which stems from workshops, policies, projects and plans which took shape as part of the 2002 Montreal Summit. Mayor Tremblay believes that this tool will help the administration accelerate structuring projects and create greater prosperity. Mayor Tremblay is committed to working above political partisanship.

A new municipal organization

A new legislative body will come into effect as of January 1, 2006. The agglomeration council, as it will be known, will be made up of elected officials of Montreal and the 15 reconstituted municipalities. The council will be responsible for common services provided to the entire Island of Montreal population, including the police and fire departments, drinking water production, management of the arterial road network and the municipal court. As for the common services provided to all Island residents, the agglomeration council will have the authority to adopt by-laws, authorize all expenditures and impose taxes across the Island of Montreal.

New city of Montreal

Montreal will be composed of 19 boroughs. The 64-member city council will include the Mayor of Montreal, 19 borough mayors and 45 city councillors. In a few weeks, Mayor Tremblay will introduce his new executive committee and the future members of the agglomeration council.

Contact Information

  • Source:
    Office of the Mayor and Executive Committee
    Bernard Larin
    (514) 872-9998