The Board of Directors is the first level of decision making for the party. Its members oversee administration of party affaires, implementation of decisions made by members during proceedings and adherence to the party’s governing rules on behalf of employees, officials and activists. Local Borough Association’s (ALA’s) are represented by the board.
Before his election as the Plateau-Mont-Royal’s borough mayor in 2009, Luc Ferrandez was a consultant in change management for 10 years. He has a post graduate diploma in Political Sciences from the Écoles des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris, and has also earned first both a Master’s and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the Université du Québec à Montréal. He became Projet Montréal’s interim leader on October 27th 2014. Email him.
Michel Camus is an epidemiologist and associate professor for the Environmental and Occupational Health department of Université de Montréal, holding a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in epidemiology and biostatistics from McGill University as well as an MBA from the Université de Montréal. A member of Projet Montréal since its inception, Michel Camus is a passionate activist for the party since 2009. Email him.
Vice President of the Political Commission
Christine Gosselin is involved with Projet Montréal to promote the party’s guiding principles that have made it a important force on the municipal scene since 2009. Borough councillor in the Plateau-Mont-Royal since November 2013, she has also worked as a political attaché and chief of staff. With a degree in literature, she has worked as a teacher, translator, and head of her own small business. She is proud of Montreal and its many livable neighbourhoods. Email her.
Vice President of the Mobilization, Organization and Training Commission
Jimmy Zoubris runs Papeterie Zoubris, his family store on Park Ave. as well as heading the Park Avenue Merchants Association. A graduate in political science from UQAM, Jimmy Zoubris is actively involved with the community. Notably, he was school commissioner and board member for the Hellenic Community of Greater Montreal, the Hellenic Congress of Quebec and the Hellenic Canadian Congress. Email him.
Vice President of the Citizenship Commission
Suzie Miron has been a resident of Tetreaultville all her life. She was president of the Service des loisirs Sainte-Claire. She is currently president of the executive committee of the Table de concertation of her neighborhood, named Solidarity-Mercier. She is also a member of Collectif en environnement. During the November 2009 municipal election, she came in second running for Projet Montréal in the district of Tétreaultville. Email her.
David McNeil is President of CleanTech Finance, a boutique consultancy helping small and medium size businesses to develop corporate strategy and attract investment. David is very involved in the community as Chairman of the Board of Pop Montreal Festival, Treasurer of CKUT Radio and of Santropol Roulant as well as being a founding member of the Montreal Bike Coalition. Email him.
Director of an organisation that helps students stay in school, Patricia Bossy has been involved in community work for more than 20 years. Born in Montreal, she attended university in France, the United States and Russia. Her international experience has inspired her vision of urban planning as well as her engagement as a citizen. She sits on the boards of numerous organizations that focus on housing, alleviating poverty, and social justice. Inspired by Projet Montréal’s community values and its reputation for integrity, she ran for mayor of Lachine in the 2013 election. Email her.
Elected Officials Representative
A long-time Projet Montréal activist, Craig Sauvé was head organizer for the party in the 2009 elections. Since then, he has remained involved with the party, working as politicial attaché for the City of Montreal’s 2nd opposition cabinet in 2010-2011 and coordinator of the local Sud-Ouest association until July 2013. He was elected City Councillor for the district of Saint-Henri-Petite-Bourgogne-Pointe-Saint-Charles in 2013. Email him.
Elected Officials Representative
Laurence Lavigne Lalonde
Before being elected in 2013, Laurence Lavigne Lalonde worked with various Montreal community organisations as well as in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Throughout these experiences, she developed a passion for the various methods of citizen participation, the social economy, the environment, the fight against poverty, and inclusion and social diversity. She sits on the Finance and Administration Committee at City Hall and is Projet Montréal’s real estate appraisal and pension plan critic. Email her.
Pasquale Lo Mascolo
Passionate about urban planning and community development, Pasquale Lo Mascolo is the local coordinator of the Projet Montréal association in Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie. A translator by profession, he is actively engaged in his labour union as a delegate and organizes information and training sessions. As an advocate for sustainable mobility, Pasquale actively campaigns to improve both active and public transportation, extend Montréal’s cycling network and create neighbourhoods on a more human scale. Email him.
Jean-François Lefebvre has a science degree specialised in environment and communications as well as a masters in economics from UQAM. He has close to 20 years experience in project management and transport, environment, energy and urban planning analysis. His doctoral thesis in urban studies on sustainable transit has just been submitted. He also ran in the last elections as City councillor in Lachine. Email him.
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Josée Vanasse has been a union and political activist for many years. A Projet Montréal member since 2009, she was campaign manager for Plateau Mont-Royal’s Ferrandez team in the 2013 election. Wishing to further her involvement within the party, she is the coordinator of her local borough association. She’s delighted to represent the local associations of Projet Montréal’s Board of Directors. Email her.
Convinced by Projet Montréal’s long-term vision for Montreal, Nathalie Castaing joined the party as St. Leonard’s campaign manager for the 2013 election. She is in charge of communications for the Ville-Marie local association. Passionate about history, she naturally followed her heart and has a Masters in this field. She has a strong experience in education and believed in the importance of promoting school perseverance and offering children citizen education. Email her.
Simon L. Delorme
Simon L. Delorme has been a member of the Projet Montréal Local Council in Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce since June 2013. He holds a B. Sc. in International Studies and a M. Sc. in Political Science from Université de Montréal. He is interested in many urban issues, especially public transit, urban planning and overall quality of life in the city. Email him.