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Mayor Tremblay is surrounded by members of his new executive committee. ((Kristin Falcao/CBC))

Michael Applebaum has been named the new president of Montreal's executive committee at city council.

Mayor Gérald Tremblay announced the change Wednesday, as part of a cabinet shuffle.

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Michael Applebaum. ((CBC))

Tremblay was overseeing the executive committee up until now.

The appointment elevates Applebaum to the second most powerful position at Montreal's city hall.

He is now responsible for city finances.

Applebaum remains borough mayor for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and Côte-des-Neiges.

Montreal's new executive committee:

  • Gérald Tremblay (mayor, international affairs)
  • Michael Applebaum (president, borough relations, human capital, administrative services)  
  • Alan DeSousa (vice-president, in charge of sustainable development, the environment, parks and green spaces)
  • Richard Deschamps (vice-president, in charge of economic development and infrastructure)
  • Michel Bissonnet (transportation issues, government relations, Montreal's 375th anniversary)
  • Claude Trudel (public security)
  • Helen Fotopulos (culture, heritage, design, womens' issues)
  • Mary Deros (youth, cultural communities)
  • Gilles Deguire (housing)
  • Manon Barbe (sports and leisure, international sporting events)
  • Jocelyn Ann Campbell (social and community development, families, seniors)