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June 21
8.35 AM - 8.50 AM
Keynote

Denis Coderre

Mayor

Montréal

The Honourable Denis Coderre was elected Mayor of the City of Montréal on November 3rd, 2013. He is also President of the Montréal Metropolitan Community, which includes all 82 municipalities of the Montréal urban area.

Previously, Mr. Coderre served as Member of the Canadian Parliament for the Montréal-area constituency of Bourassa from 1997 to 2013, where he was re-elected six times. He was appointed to several federal ministerial functions and other positions within the Government of Canada, including Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, President of the Queen's Privy Council, Minister responsible for the Francophonie, Secretary of State for Amateur Sport, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on Haiti, and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians.

Mr. Coderre is also widely engaged internationally. He is President of Metropolis, the World Association of the Major Metropolises; Vice-President of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG); co-founder of the Strong cities network; board member of the International Association of Francophone Mayors (AIMF); and member of the Advisory Committee of Local Authorities to the United Nations(UNACLA).

Mr. Coderre has a degree in political science from the University of Montréal and holds an executive MBA from the University of Ottawa.

He is married to Mrs. Chantale Renaud and they have two children, Alexandre and Geneviève.