Since 1986, there have been numerous advancements in Montréal democracy.
The major milestones are as follows:
City council – public oral question period
City council – first five (5) standing committees on city council.
First edition of the Jeune conseil de Montréal, mock city council meetings held by young Montrealers Montréal advisory committee for the protection of cultural property.
Consultation committee on the expansion project for the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal – first ad hoc consultation committee composed of commissioners from civil society
A total of six ad hoc consultation committees were formed in 1987 and 1988 to measure
citizens’ opinions on a variety of subjects, from the establishment of the World Trade Centre Montréal, to the development and enhancement of Parc Ahuntsic and the area surrounding the Henri-Bourassa metro station, and the directional statement for the development of the Centre (Ville-Marie) borough.
Decentralization – Division of the territory into nine (9) boroughs andestablishment
of 13 Accès Montréal offices
City council committee composed of elected officials – public hearings on the public consultation policy statement
Establishment of borough councils, local consultation bodies composed of elected officials, initially known as district advisory committees (9)
Bureau de consultation de Montréal (BCM)
Montréal declaration against racial discrimination – adopted by city council
Montréal advisory committee on intercultural and interracial relations
Montréal Office of the Mediator, a position held by an elected official
Abolition of the Bureau de consultation de Montréal. From 1989 to 1994, the BCM held public hearings on various projects, including: the development and enhancement of Mount Royal; the integrated management of solid waste and recyclable materials; the establishment of a municipal library in the Rivière-des-Prairies area; and the redevelopment of the Marché central métropolitain.
Committee for the revision of public participation and consultation procedures at the
Ville de Montréal – ad hoc city council consultation committee made up of elected officials
Abolition of borough councils
Montréal urban development commission (MUDC)
Neighbourhood councils (16)
City council standing committees, henceforth numbering
- Administration and citizen services committee
- Finance and economic development committee
Montréal advisory committee on intercultural relations