Montreal Island Kit


Montreal Island Kit describes the political system, the political organisation and the political terms of an island divided into 16 municipalities.

Montreal Island Kit is mostly about the City of Montreal, its 19 boroughs and its 15 reconstituted municipalities even if the City of Dorval and the Island of Dorval are often considered as one city.

City Council Councillors


A City Council democratically elected and that, according to the Charter of Ville de Montrealhas final authority and final decision over the the organisation of the City of Montreal

The Charter defines the commitments of the councillors of the City Council. It also determines the jurisdiction of the mayor and of each of the 65 elected officials of the City Council.

City councillors sit on the City Council and on their respective borough council while borough councillors only sit on their borough council. The City Council oversees, standardises and approves the decisions made by the borough councils.

Executive Committee


Montreal Island Kit is further interested in describing the Montreal Executive Committee composed of the mayor of the City of Montreal and of 11 elected members of the City Council nominated by the mayor. 

The executive committee reports directly to the City Council and has jurisdiction over the local services offered within the City limits. An executive committee that also has jurisdiction over the agglomeration services offered to the entire population of the Island of Montreal.

In political terms, the jurisdiction of the Executive Committee includes granting contracts and subsidies, managing human and financial resources and handling supplies and buildings.

The Executive Committee is also responsible for producing documents such as budgets and bylaws and for submitting official documents to the City Council for approval.

Borough Councils


A Montreal Island Kit also about borough mayors and borough councillors democratically elected by the residents of each of the 19 boroughs of the City of Montreal. Borough mayors and borough councillors who have jurisdiction over the specific public services and matters in their respective borough.

A borough council composed of no fewer than five councillors, both borough and city councillors. The number of borough councillors and city councillors in each of the borough council varies depending on the geography and the population of the borough.

City councillors sit on the City Council and on their respective borough council. In total, 19 boroughs and 46 city councillors. Borough councillors only sit on their borough council. In total, 19 boroughs and 38 borough councillors. 

Agglomeration Council


The Agglomeration Council is composed of 31 elected officials who represent each of the 16 municipalities of the Island of Montreal, that is the City of Montreal and the 15 reestablished cities of the Island of Montreal.

The Agglomeration Council is headed by the Mayor of Montreal and is composed of 15 members of the City Council nominated by the mayor. An Agglomeration Council also composed of 14 mayors and 1 representative for all the 15 reconstituted municipalities of the Island of Montreal.

The Town of Dorval Island and the City of Dorval have one representative and an additional representative from the City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux has been added because of the size of its geography and population.

Montreal Island Kit & Its Best Cities to Live


Montreal Island Kit is also about the city mayors, city councils and city life in each of the 15 reestablished municipalities of the Island of Montreal. 

Local Mayors and local City Councillors who offer local services to the residents who live within the limits of each of the 15 reestablished city, town, ville and village of the Island of Montreal. 

Montreal ISLAND Kit by Rachel Louise Barry

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Discovering the 60,000 or so companies established on the Island of Montreal.