Montréal Charter of Rights and Responsibilities

Last updated June 16, 2023

The Montréal Charter of Rights and Responsibilities is a key document for Montréal and Montrealers. Essentially, it is a social contract confirming that the city – and the people who work for it – are committed to continuously improving the services they provide to residents.

Charter values and commitments

The Charter is rooted in the values of human dignity, justice, peace, equality, transparency and democracy. Rights, responsibilities and commitments are defined in seven areas:

  • Democracy
  • Economic and social life
  • Cultural life
  • Leisure, physical and sports activities
  • Environment and sustainable development 
  • Security
  • Municipal services

Under the Charter, residents have a right to initiative through which they can get a public consultation on a topic of public interest that falls under the jurisdiction of the city or one of its boroughs.

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