Montreal's city council has 30 days to elect an interim mayor, who will hold office until the next election in Nov. 2013.

Until then, Jane Cowell-Poitras will sit as acting mayor.

Jane Cowell-Poitras
  • City councillor for Lachine since 1988
  • Deputy Mayor and councillor for social development, family and the elderly
  • Acting Mayor until interim mayor is elected by city council
  • Union Montréal

Potential mayoralty candidates


Michael Applebaum

Michael Applebaum
  • Borough mayor for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Côte-des-Neiges
  • City councillor
  • President of the city's executive committee
  • Union Montréal

Richard Deschamps (CBC)

Richard Deschamps
  • City councillor for Sault-Saint-Louis in the borough of LaSalle
  • Vice-President for the city's executive committee
  • Union Montréal


Alan DeSousa (Radio-Canada)

Alan DeSousa
  • Borough mayor for Saint-Laurent
  • City councillor
  • Vice-President for the city's executive committee
  • Union Montréal