Christine Gosselin is passionate about culture and the shapes that urbanism and urbanity take on, having lived in Canada’s four biggest cities, as well as in France and Italy. She has a degree in teaching, and a Masters in literary and medieval studies. She worked for a long time as a translator before managing a few small businesses on contract, including a language school for business professionals.
She came back to Montreal close to twenty years ago and started getting involved with Projet Montréal in 2009 as she was worried about the way Montreal was evolving and wanted to contribute to its renewal as a large worldly city.
During the four years preceding her election, she was the Plateau-Mont-Royal’s elected official attachée and, for the last year, head of cabinet. Amongst the many projects she worked on are the chalet-restaurant at Parc Lafontaine, the implementation of public pianos and the creation of a cleaning partnership with teams of social and professional insertion.
Now elected, Ms. Gosselin hopes to pursue collaboration with the business development corporations and merchant associations to ensure that the Plateau remains a pole of attraction for the residents of greater Montreal and visitors from all over, by further diversifying public animation, but also by focusing on making the borough greener, cleaner, better maintained and by renovating its infrastructure.
Ms. Gosselin is vice-president of the Culture, Heritage and Sports Committee at city hall and Projet Montréal’s sanitary and cleanliness critic.