The legal beginnings of Ville de Longueuil
Bill 170 concerning the organizational reform of the municipalities in the metropolitan regions of Montreal, Quebec and the Ottawa Valley created the new Ville de Longueuil by merging eight South Shore municipalities and the Champlain municipal regional council. In January 1, 2002, Longueuil has been made up of boroughs corresponding to the limits of the former municipalities. Following the adoptions of Bill 9 and 75 the territory was reorganized in January 1, 2006, and 4 of these boroughs were reconstituted as cities. The cities are tied with Longueuil to form the Agglomération de Longueuil. Ville de Longueuil consists of the boroughs of Greenfield Park, Saint-Hubert and Vieux-Longueuil.
The legal basis for Ville de Longueuil stems mainly from the Cities and Towns Act and from Ville de Longueuil's charter. The charter may be amended by the Quebec government to provide the city with an ongoing legal framework adapted to its needs, and to modify certain conditions in the exercise of its powers.
Elections are held on the first Sunday in November, every four years. Certain conditions must be met in order to have the right to vote: among other considerations, a person must live in the municipality, be the owner or occupier of property or of business premises, hold Canadian nationality, be at least 18 years old, and be registered on the electoral list.
On voting day, electors vote for a mayor, and for the city councillor for their district.
For more information about electoral representation and the Right to vote, visit the Web site of the Directeur général des élections du Québec.
Role and powers
The city council is made up of a mayor and 15 councillors.
Members of the city council administer the city's business and set important policies such as:
- Adopting of municipal by-laws;
- Applying taxation powers;
- Adopting budgets and approve expenditures necessary for the administration of the city;
- Creating city departments and specify their field of work;
- Requesting reports from the executive committee concerning the administration of the city;
- Adopting town planning plans;
- Awarding contracts of $100,000 or more;
- Appointing the Director General, the City Clerk, the Treasurer, the department heads and their deputies.
City council meetings
- Council meetings are broadcast live on Ville de Longueuil's YouTube channel.
Regular council meetings of the Ville de Longueuil are held at 7:00 p.m. Consult the calendar to learn the dates and locations of the meetings.
The public can attend these meetings. A question period is reserved for the public at each meeting (see the Rules for the public question period).
City council members
Sylvie PARENT, Mayor
Arrondissement du Vieux-Longueuil
|Antoinette-Robidoux||Michel LANCTÔT – Longueuil citoyen|
|Boisé-Du Tremblay||Benoît L'ECUYER – Longueuil citoyen|
|Coteau-Rouge||Monique BASTIEN – Action Longueuil|
|Explorateurs||Tommy THÉBERGE – Action Longueuil|
|Fatima-du Parcours-du-Cerf||Steve GAGNON – Longueuil citoyen|
|Georges-Dor||Xavier LÉGER – Longueuil citoyen|
|LeMoyne-de Jacques-Cartier||Colette ÉTHIER – Action Longueuil|
|Parc-Michel-Chartrand||Jonathan TABARAH – Longueuil citoyen|
|Saint-Charles||Eric BOUCHARD – Action Longueuil|
Arrondissement de Greenfield Park
|Greenfield Park||Robert MYLES – Option Longueuil|
|Councillor no 1||Peter DOONAN – Option Longueuil|
|Councillor no 2||Wade WILSON – Option Longueuil|
Arrondissement de Saint-Hubert
|Iberville||Éric BEAULIEU – Action Longueuil|
|Laflèche||Jacques LEMIRE – Longueuil citoyen|
|Maraîchers||Jean-François BOIVIN – Longueuil citoyen|
|Parc-de-la-Cité||Jacques E POITRAS – Longueuil citoyen|
|Vieux-Saint-Hubert-de la Savane||Nathalie BOISCLAIR – Independent|
Here is a map of Ville de Longueuil's electoral districts: