Martine Musau Muele to become the first black woman to chair Montreal city council

Martine Musau Muele will become the first black woman to assist the municipal council of Montreal

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Another barrier breaks as Martine Musau Muele, elected as city councilor in the borough of Villeray – Saint-Michel – Parc-Extension, will become the first black woman to chair the municipal council of Montreal.

“With a new mandate, it was important for us to make room for the next generation,” explained the mayor of Montreal, Valérie Plante.

The next Montreal municipal council will take place next Monday. It will be the first since the last election.

A law graduate from the University of Ottawa, Ms. Muele was a lawyer specializing in public policy and administrative law. In recent years, she was also Director of Legal Affairs and Clerk of the Towns of Amqui and Kirkland between 2012 and 2019, then Commissioner of the Office de consultation publique de Montréal until the elections.

< p> Ms. Muele was also in the Canadian Armed Forces for eight years, and as an actress, played a few roles in theater and television.

“All of her qualities will ensure that she can skilfully direct the work of the city council and foster constructive discussions. This is what we want. All my confidence is in Martine Musau Muele, ”said Ms. Plante, who praised her eclectic career.

During the last elections, she ran for the post of city councilor for the district of Villeray , which she won with nearly 69% of the vote.

In Montreal, she is the third black woman to break a barrier during these elections. On Wednesday, Gracia Kasoki Katahwa became the first black woman to become mayor of a district. And Thursday morning, Dominique Ollivier achieved another first by chairing the executive committee of the City of Montreal.

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