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The Honourable Denis Coderre

Mayor, City of Montreal

Denis Coderre was elected 44th mayor of Montreal on November 3, 2013, a new start in a political career spanning more than 30 years.

It was in federal politics that he made his debut in the 1980s, first as chairman of the Young Liberals Committee and a member of the executive committee of the federal Liberal Association of Bourassa .

He was first elected to the House of Commons in 1997 and will sit as a member of Parliament for Bourassa for 16 years, until June 2013 when he announces that he is leaving federal politics to join the House of Commons. Race at the City Hall of Montreal.

As a member of the Government, he has served as Secretary of State for Amateur Sport, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and President of the Queen’s Privy Council, Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Indians Non-registrar, responsible for La Francophonie and the Office of Indian Residential Schools Resolution. He was also special adviser to the Prime Minister for Haiti.

Since then, he has focused his energies on mobilizing governments, institutions, private companies, community and citizens to revitalize Montreal.

In addition to being mayor of Montreal and president of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal, in December 2015, Mr. Coderre became president of Metropolis, the leading international organization of cities and metropolitan areas of over one million, inhabitants.

Mr. Coderre holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Montreal and a Master’s Degree in Executive Administration from the University of Ottawa. In 2005, he received the rank of Commander of the Order of the Pleiade of the Canadian branch of the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie, which recognizes the merits of those who have distinguished themselves by serving the ideals of La Francophonie.

Jim Bruce