Your council members
The City of Saint-Lambert’s municipal Council is comprised of a Mayor and eight councillors—one per electoral district. You can consult the list of addresses to find your district councillor.
Your elected representatives hold public meetings once a month so that you can address your questions or comments to them. For more information on meetings, please consult the section on Council meetings.
These are the members of the Saint-Lambert municipal Council:
A long-time resident of Saint-Lambert, Alain Dépatie holds both a Bachelor of Engineering degree and an MBA, and is a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec. He was the municipal councillor for District 7 (Dulwich) from 1994 until Saint-Lambert’s merger with Longueuil, in 2001, and again in 2006 until his election as mayor in 2013. He sat on the following committees: Renovation of the Le Royer Water Filtration Plant, Traffic, Municipal Housing Bureau, and Public Works. Among his goals, Alain Dépatie sets great store by the principles of transparency and consultation of citizens. He also seeks to promote volunteer work, particularly within cultural and sports associations.
City councillor for District 1
Originally from Longueuil, Jean Bouchard has lived in the Préville-en-haut neighbourhood for the last 16 years. His daughter Laurie grew up in Saint-Lambert, and his parents chose to spend their final years here. Jean Bouchard holds a Certificate in Administration from UQAM and a Bachelor of Arts, with a specialization in Oriental spirituality, from McGill University. He believes in the application of values such as common sense, principled behaviour, attentiveness, and the desire to seek the greatest common good at the least cost. Having worked with Father Emmett “Pops” Johns of Dans la rue, he would like to see an equivalent “Dans la nature” organization that would help young people build their self-esteem through meaningful work in a supportive atmosphere. This councillor encourages creativity: ideas that don’t cost a lot but that can reap great rewards. He hopes to help his fellow citizens benefit fully from everything this city offers, from recreational sports, to arts and culture, safely and in harmony with others. For him, the well-being of our children and our elderly are as important as the vitality of our local businesses.
City councillor for District 2
Martin Smith received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Montreal’s École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) and a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Concordia University. He acquired extensive and varied professional experience over the last 40 years, beginning his career as an administrative manager with INRS-Santé in the early 1970s and going on to serving as a mariner and deck mate in the merchant navy for six years following that. At the start of the 1980s, he returned to university and subsequently embarked on a career in journalism, working primarily for the Journal de Montréal, where he contributed to every section of the newspaper from 1984 to 2009. Martin Smith retired in April 2011, following a lengthy labour conflict at that daily. Over the last two years, he completed a book on the first hundred years of the Fédération de soccer du Québec and penned the history of the Montreal Impact soccer team. Martin Smith is the father of two boys who proudly sport the colours of Saint-Lambert’s hockey and soccer teams.
City councillor for District 3
Boris Chassagne grew up in Saint-Lambert and chose to return here 15 years ago. He holds a Master’s degree in Communications and has been working in the media and arts administration sectors for more than 30 years. He chaired and founded several Canadian and European non-profit organizations, including Studio des Lettres, the European Radio Programmes Bank, Galerie Observatoire 4, and the Association des créateurs radio indépendants du Québec. Boris Chassagne is also very socially active, as a project and communications manager at Images Interculturelles and at the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation, for whom he conducted missions in El Salvador and Ecuador. Boris Chassagne has worked at Radio Canada International since 1985 and also at La Première Chaîne de Radio-Canada. He has served as a news desk editor, broadcaster, journalist, host, video and radio producer, and web projects coordinator. Boris Chassagne has also written several pieces and news stories for radio.
City councillor for District 4
The drummer for Les Cowboys Fringants drummer from 1997 to 2007, Dominique Lebeau now calls himself an “inventor of songs,” and is enjoying a solo career under the moniker Domlebo. He also works with the Union des artistes and the Conseil québécois des événements écoresponsables. In addition, he has served as the president of École Rabeau’s Fondation Le Petit Prince since 2011. Dominique Lebeau entered municipal politics to uphold and promote the reasons residents chose to live in this city: its green spaces, relative tranquility, and local services, along with the feeling of living in a small, unique, and diverse community with a human dimension.
City councillor for District 5
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A committed documentary filmmaker and producer of public affairs reports, Jean-Pierre Roy has been a resident of Saint-Lambert since 2001. The father of two children aged 6 and 13, he led the mobilization of citizens to reduce the speed limit on the roads to 30 km/h. His first-term priorities include working to ensure the economic vitality of downtown Saint-Lambert, rail safety, and the protection of the city’s cultural heritage.
City councillor for District 6
A resident of Saint-Lambert since 1984, Hugues Létourneau has been married for 40 years and is the father of three. He was involved in the adoption of the Town Planning Program. He believes that it is important not only to protect Saint-Lambert’s unique charm but to promote it and make it readily available to citizens. He is committed to transparency and information sharing as a means of ensuring our municipal democracy. His work as a lawyer serving children and families is underpinned by his values and actions. A middle manager for the last 15 years. Hugues Létourneau holds a Master’s degree in Social and Labour Law from UQAM and is presently pursuing a Master’s degree in Bioethics from the Faculty of Medicine of the Université de Montréal. His goal is to be an attentive and dedicated spokesperson for the residents of District 6.
City councillor for District 7
The father of four, David Bowles is the director general of Collège Charles-Lemoyne. He has held senior level positions in the education sector since 2006. He was a high school teacher as well as a lecturer in Educational Administration at the Longueuil campus of Université de Sherbrooke. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from ENAP, a Graduate diploma in Educational Leadership from McGill University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Education from UQAM. He is active in his community at both the local and regional levels, sits on the governing board at Saint-Lambert Elementary School, and is a member of the board of directors of the Maison internationale de la Rive-Sud and of the Conseil d'administration de la Fédération des établissements d'enseignement privé du Québec. David Bowles is committed to ensuring the city responds to the needs of families and seniors, and that City Hall works together to defend the interests of citizens.
City councillor for District 8
Born in Saint-Lambert, Martin Croteau is the father of three young children. He holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA and has worked in the marketing field for the last 15 years. Currently, he is a senior manager for a major pharmaceutical firm. First elected in 2005 as the councillor for Lespérance district, Martin Croteau will continue to work to preserve the heritage and traditions of Saint-Lambert. For his second mandate, he would also like to re-establish a climate that will foster greater dialogue between Saint-Lambert and the neighbouring cities, ensure rigorous management of local services, preserve the architectural character of the Lespérance district, and work to preserve the conditions needed to maintain the quality of life and tranquility for residents, which are the pride of our city.