The executive council is the main decision-making body of the party, with the exception of the Members' Convention and the General Council. Its members administer the affairs of the party, ensure the implementation of decisions made by members at meetings of the party, and ensure that the rules of governance of the party are respected by employees, elected officials and activists. Party members, women, youth and people from diverse backgrounds are represented.
Valérie Plante, Leader of Projet Montréal.
Valérie Plante left her native Abitibi at the age of 19 to move to Montreal. After completing a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology, a Master's degree in Museology, a certificate in Multi-ethnic Intervention and extensive field experience in several community organizations, Valérie became the head of the Girls Action Foundation. In 2013, she made the leap into the political arena. Despite going up against a strong opponent, Louise Harel, Valérie won the election and became the city councillor for the district of Sainte-Marie. During that election, Valérie was able to rally the people of the district with her passion and progressive vision.
In december 2016, she was elected the leader by the members of Projet Montreal .Less than one year later, she became the city’s first elected women mayor!
Guedwig Bernier, president of the party.
An activist of Projet Montréal since 2018, Guedwig was involved as the coordinator of the ethno-cultural sub-committee and was the finance chair responsible of the Rosemont CoALA, before becoming treasurer of Projet Montréal in 2019 and president in 2020. A graduate in management science from ESG-UQAM, he works in telecommunications. Born in Montreal of Haitian parents, married and father of 2 children, he has been involved in Quebec based organizations. He supports youth initiatives such as the 1804 Fund, the Socio-Economic Summit for the Development of Youth in Black Communities (SdesJ) and the organization Pour 3 Points.
Guedwig is an experienced tireless activist that works with all his heart for the party.
Sophie Deleuil-Millette, vice-présidente, politique
A member of Projet Montréal since 2006, Sophie has been very active in the party's internal bodies, notably on the Executive council, the Women's Committee and the local borough association of Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie before again applying for another term on the Executive Council .
Sophie has always held Montreal close to her heart : it is this desire to make our city a better and more affordable place to live, that has driven her civic involvement since 2008.
Fascinated by ecological and social issues, this political science graduate from UQAM and community organizer at ICSUSSS believes that the transformation of Montreal begins with the re-election of Valérie Plante and her team!
Marie-Ève Veilleux, vice-présidente organisation
A Projet Montréal activist for nearly three years, including a year and a half as co-coordinator of the Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie coALA, Marie-Eve has participated in and organized numerous awareness and information campaigns.
A translator in the scientific field, Marie-Eve studied translation and microbiology at McGill University, then bioethics at Université de Montréal. Since 2012, she has been volunteering for the Santropol Roulant organization, using her experience as a translator. She has also been active in the research community, notably as a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance from 2009 to 2015, where she promoted patient participation within scientific research teams. Being very involved in the differently abled community, especially in Montreal, Marie-Eve holds the goal of creating communities of exchange and support close to her heart.
Christopher McCray, représentant des membre
Chris McCray is a climate scientist who studies the effects of climate change on weather patterns. Motivated by a desire to make a tangible contribution to the fight against climate change, he began his involvement in Projet Montréal with the local borough association of Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie in 2018. He has served as the membership chair as well as the co-coordinator of RPP's local borough council and has also been involved with the party's Youth Committee as well. Chris holds a B.Sc. in Atmospheric Science from Northern Vermont University and a Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science from McGill University.
Now a resident of the Centre-Sud, he is particularly interested in the issues involved with the ecological transition and how neighbourhoods can be designed to deal with climate change. He is a member of the board of directors of the Montreal Climate Coalition and is actively involved in the North American professional associations in meteorology and climatology.
Célia Foizon, représentante des membres
A graduate in applied foreign languages, Célia chose Montreal as her adopted city in her early twenties. Passionate about human relations, she has been an employee, a self-employed worker, an entrepreneur and a business owner. She has been involved in project management, cultural financing and is now well anchored within her community. She oversees issues affecting people between the ages of zero to thirty while sitting on her local community’s round table.
Whatever the sector of activity, it is the human connection and the potential to rally people that motivates her to get involved and take up challenges. A citizen of Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Célia became civically engaged the day she had her children. She realized that municipal politics could have a direct and immediate impact on the quality of life of island residents.
She chose to get involved with the party in order to contribute to the improvement of her fellow citizens' living conditions and to actively participate in Valerie Plant’s next campaign. The issues that are particularly important to her are mobility, creating a resilient city and citizen participation.
Hajar Jerroumi, représentante des membres
Hajar has a degree in International Relations and International Law from UQÀM and is completing a Master's in Public and International Administration at ENAP. After working in children's rights, youth rights and human rights education, she is currently a policy analyst at the Regroupement québécois des CALACS.
Passionate about public affairs, Hajar has been involved in advocacy, inclusion and politics since a young age. She sits on Projet Montréal's executive council as the representative for the members and she also sits on the party's permanent recruitment and nomination committee. Hajar also sits on the board of directors of Force Jeunesse. She has also served on the board of directors of the Forum Jeunesse de l'île de Montréal, as an ambassador for Concertation Montréal's Groupe des Trente, and as a member of a research and working group regarding violence against women, organizational governance and citizen participation.
Gabriel Bouvier, représentant des membres
Gabriel Bouvier is a lawyer in labour law and labour relations who works in academia. Having recently completed an MBA at HEC Montréal, he advises managers on HR management issues and participates in the negotiation of collective agreements. Passionate about politics and international and urban affairs, he has been following Projet Montréal since his arrival to Montreal in 2012. Having visited more than 50 countries, he is interested in the local characteristics of each region where he travels. He is particularly interested in urban planning, architecture and public and active transportation.
François Limoges, représentant du caucus des élu.e.s
Passionate about his city, François took an early interest in municipal politics, notably by getting involved in the Rassemblement des citoyens de Montréal (RCM) in the 1990s before joining Projet Montréal in 2006. His primary concerns are citizen participation, active and public transportation as well as issues dealing with democratic transparency. Elected in 2009 as Councillor for the Saint-Édouard district in Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie, François Limoges is the city council caucus leader of Projet Montreal at city hall.
Pascale Monier, représentante des femmes
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Mohammad Mansoor, représentant des jeunes
Involved in his neighbourhood at a very young age, Mohammad joined Projet Montréal in 2017 because of his desire to create a more inclusive and just city that tackles the defining issues of our century. The values of justice, equity and urban planning based on sustainable and green development are what convinced him to join the Projet Montreal team led by Valérie Plante. Since 2017, he has worked in several bodies of the party, including the party’s local borough association in CDN-NDG.
He is involved in the Youth Committee in the hope of creating a bridge between Montreal’s youth and Projet Montréal. He especially hopes to bring the voice of his generation in all sectors of the party. His mandate is to make the Youth Committee a bold and visionary youth wing, representative of young Montrealers and actively involved in the training of the next generation of leaders who will be present to lead the profound transformation of the city.
Outside of his partisan involvement, Mohammad is a student at McGill University studying political science and international development.