Submit a question to city council

Last updated June 12, 2024

Would you like to ask elected officials on city council a question? You can do so in person or in writing.

A public question and answer period is held during each meeting, whether ordinary or extraordinary. 

Each person may ask only one question. The chair of the meeting can limit the number of questions on a given topic to three. The public question and answer period ends when time is up or when there are no more questions.

Questions in person

To ask a question verbally, you must register at Montréal’s city hall, Place Vauquelin entrance, between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Monday. A random draw determines the order of questions. The question and answer period begins following this draw, at 7 p.m.

If the meeting continues on Tuesday, Monday’s questions become obsolete. A new registration period will then take place between 8:30 and 9 a.m. Montréal city hall, Place Vauquelin entrance. A random draw determines the order of questions. The question and answer period begins following this draw, at 9:30 a.m.

Drop-in daycare centre

This service is offered upon request during city council question periods on Monday evenings from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. It is free of charge and is available with or without a reservation (subject to availability). Bilingual (French and English) professional educators take care of the children. To submit an application in advance, please write to the Bureau de la présidence.

Upon arrival, parents must complete a short form to ensure food safety and the child’s well-being, and oversee access. Parents must also provide food, diapers and creams, if necessary.​

Questions in writing

Written questions can be submitted using the form below by 1 p.m. on the day of the meeting, or by mail.

Questions are read by the chair during the meeting and those that are not read are postponed to the next day at 9:30 a.m. in case the meeting continues. If the meeting is finished in one day, the remaining questions become obsolete.

Calendar of meetings

Communication channels

No matter whether it is an attachment or a link, the Web form can no longer be used to submit documents related to your questions.

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155, Rue Notre-Dame Est
Montréal, QC H2Y 1B5

Maître Emmanuel Tani-Moore

155 Rue Notre-Dame Est
Ground floor
Montréal, QC H2Y 1B5

1. Draft your question
Your letter must contain:

  • the name of the elected official to whom your question is addressed
  • your contact information

2. Send in your question
We must receive your question at least 15 business days prior to the date of the city council session.