Piper Huggins has lived on the Plateau Mont-Royal for almost 20 years with her spouse and two children. Ms Huggins is passionate about social justice and democratic participation. She worked for the New Democratic Party of Canada (NDP) during almost ten years as political organizer and campaign director responsible for Québec. She was subsequently elected to the position of President of the Quebec Section of the Federal NDP (2006-2008).
Before being elected in 2009 as borough councillor of the Jeanne-Mance district, Ms Huggins was working for the Centre for Research and Teaching on Women at McGill University. Her educational background is in Political Economics which she studied at Concordia University.
Ms Huggins is a ‘City Girl’ who adores Montreal, the life of its neighbourhoods, its rich history and culture, and its enormous potential.