Meet the Concordia alumni elected in Nov. 7 Quebec municipal elections

46 alumni who won seats hail from all four faculties
December 17, 2021
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By Marco Buttice, BA 21

As part of the province of Quebec’s 2021 municipal general elections taking place throughout the fall, results for Montreal and surrounding areas were announced on November 7. With more than 1,1000 municipalities holding elections across the province, a large number of Concordia alumni are among this year’s winners.

Representing all four faculties — Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science, Faculty of Arts and Science, John Molson School of Business and Faculty of Fine Arts — meet the grads helping to make a difference in local politics.

Mayors

Peter Malouf

Peter Malouf, BComm 74

Town of Mount Royal's new mayor, Malouf is an entrepreneur and athlete. While at Loyola College, one of Concordia’s founding institutions, he played football for the Warriors.

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Georges Bourelle, BComm 74

Bourelle — who was first appointed as mayor of the City of Beaconsfield in 2013 and again in 2017 — was re-elected for a third term in 2021.

Maja Vodanovic

Maja Vodanovic, BFA 94

Vodanovic has been the mayor of the borough of Lachine since November 2017. She is also an artist and former teacher in Concordia’s Department of Studio Arts.

Luc Rabouin

Luc Rabouin, GrDip 02

Rabouin was re-elected borough mayor of the Plateau with a landslide 75 per cent of the vote. He was first elected in October 2019.

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Alexander Bottausci, BA 94, EMBA 13

A lifelong resident of Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Bottausci has served as mayor of the Montreal suburb since 2017.

Tim Thomas

Tim Thomas, MA 87

Thomas narrowly succeeded John Belvedere as mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire. He is a former policy analyst at Ottawa’s Privy Council Office and former professor of politics and economics.

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Jeremy Levi, BA 08

Owner of a successful accounting practice, Levi is the new mayor of Hampstead after garnering 55 per cent of the vote. Prior to this appointment, he was a regular at Hampstead council meetings.

Councillors

Matthew Aronson, GrDipl 03
Westmount

Anastasia Assimakopoulos, BA 11
Dollard-des-Ormeaux

Paul Bissonnette, BComm 71
Pointe-Claire

Anitra Bostock, BA 04
Westmount

Sophie Brasiola, BComm 06
North Hatley

Ryan Brownstein, BA 11
Dollard-des-Ormeaux

Warren Budning, BComm 13
Hampstead

Maya Chammas, BA 19
Town of Mont Royal

Karen Cliffe, BA 92
Kirkland

Michael Cohen, BA 85
Côte Saint-Luc

Davide DeCotis, BCSc 97
Laval

Nicole Duchastel, BA 96, MBA 04
Dorval

Paul Dufort, BA 08
Kirkland

Colleen Feeney, GrDip 95
Montreal West

Dominique Godin, BEng 97
Beaconsfield

Michelle Hui, BComm 14
Brossard

Errol Johnson, BComm 73
Dollard-des-Ormeaux

Kathleen Kez, BComm 86
Westmount

Mitchell Kujavsky, BComm 02
Côte Saint-Luc

Wanda Lowensteyn, GrDip 84, BFA 84, MFA 90
Baie-D’Urfe

Peter MacLaurin, BA 68
Morin-Heights

Peter McQueen, BA 87
Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce/Montreal

Michel Mendes, BComm 77
Deux-Montagnes

Roberto Mercuri, BSc 00
Beaconsfield

Tanja Minisini, BComm 04
Saint-Lazare

Melissa Monk, BComm 94, GrDip 97
Rosemère

Roger Moss, BComm 75
Beaconsfield

Vana Nazarian, BFA 11, MA 12
Saint-Laurent/Montreal

David Newell, BComm 86
Beaconsfield

Laurence Parent, PhD 19
Plateau-Mont-Royal

Dominic Perri, MA 82
Saint-Leonard/Montreal

Aglaia Revelakis, BComm 87
Laval

Craig Sauvé, BA 04
Le Sud-Ouest/Montreal

Sophie Seguin, EMBA 04
Town of Mont Royal

Lauren Small, BA 95, MA 97
Montreal West

Maria Torres, BA 83, BFA 93
Montreal West

Elizabeth Ulin, MBA 91
Montreal West

Christopher Von Roretz, GrCert 14
Dorval

Ryan Young, BFA 97
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue



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