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 its last electoral campaign. Email him.
Vice President of the Political Commission
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.
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.
Malijai Caulet is a doctor by training and performs psycho-social research at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. Matters of health are therefore central to her preoccupations and, as such, she fervently desires her children to experience a healthier and more enjoyable lifestyle in Montreal. It’s precisely this that drives her to be involved with Projet Montréal. Email her.
Representative for the Elected Officials
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.
Representative for the Elected Officials
Before her election as city councillor for the district of Vieux-Rosemont in the April 2012 by-election, Érika Duchesne was heavily involved in the Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie Local Borough Associations (ALA) and also sat on the party’s Board of Directors. She is very preoccupied with the exodus of Montreal families to the suburbs and is particularly interested in housing, active and public transportation, and the integration of new immigrants.Email her.
Representative for the Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie ALA
Daniel Archambault was born in Montreal and has been living in Rosemont – La Petite-Patrie since 2001. He has been a member of Projet Montréal since the party founding convention, in 2004, and has been member of the local council in Rosemont – La Petite-Patrie since its inception in 2005. Daniel Archambault was candidate for Projet Montréal in the Louis-Riel district in 2005. Email him.
Representative for the Lachine ALA
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. Email him.
Representative for the Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve ALA
Pierre Lessard-Blais left Lac-St-Jean to pursue his studies in Communication, politics and society at UQÀM. He is a Fondation Jean-Charles-Bonenfant laureate and winner of the Commissaire au lobbyisme writing contest. Pierre spent two years occupying various positions on Parliament hill in Québec city. In 2011, he chose to start a micro-brewery in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve and is very involved in his neighbourhood of adoption. Email him.
Representative for the Plateau-Mont-Royal ALA
Josée Vanasse has been a union and political activist for many years. A Projet Montréal member since 2009, she was campaign manager for tPlateau Mont-Royal’s Ferrandez team in the 2013 election. Wishing to further her involvement within the party, she recently became the coordinator of her local borough association. She’s delighted to represent the local associations of Projet Montréal’s Board of Directors. Email her.
Representative for the Ville-Marie ALA
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. 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.
Representative for the Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce ALA
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.