Bureau des relations gouvernementales et municipales

DirectorJean Therrien

The Bureau des relations gouvernementales et municipales works with municipal, government and institutional partners on key, large-scale files.

Mission

The Bureau des relations gouvernementales et municipales works jointly with the mayor’s office, the city’s executive committee, and the administrative departments concerned to promote Montréal’s interests to municipal, governmental and institutional partners. The goal is to maximize the benefits for the city and its residents.

Priority actions for 2022

To come.

Commissioner of Indigenous relations

Me Marie-Ève Bordeleau has been commissioner of Indigenous relations since February 2018. This position adopts a government-to-government approach to relations between Indigenous communities and Montréal, where both parties are considered equals.

The commissioner’s actions focus on four areas:

  • Guide and advise the city and mayor on all aspects of relations between Montréal and Indigenous communities
  • Promote the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • Develop training for city employees
  • Design a reconciliation strategy for the city with internal partners based on a paradigm shift, and include an “Indigenous reflex” in the city’s policies and action plans.

The commissioner’s work reflects the 94 Calls to Action presented by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.