On October 11, 2016, Sauvé Fellow Guillaume Lavoie (2007-08) announced his intention to run for Projet Montréal leadership, the official opposition party at city hall.

Guillaume Lavoie is a Montreal City Councillor and the Official Opposition’s spokesperson for finance, government relations and international relations. He is also Vice President of the Finance and Administration Committee at City Hall.

He is particularly interested in accountability measures, mobility, bikenomics, the sharing economy and the role of urban art. Before entering politics, Guillaume Lavoie worked in public diplomacy, public policies and international relations. Having lived and worked on abroad continents and visited more than 30 countries, he has been a consultant for the public, private and associative sector in Canada and overseas.

A former lecturer at the National School of Public Administration (Énap), a member of the Raoul-Dandurand Chair and an international observer, Guillaume has been a frequent commentator and analyst in the media on international current events and American politics. An innovative social entrepreneur, he is the founder and former executive director of Mission Leadership Québec and co-founder of the Collège néo-classique.

Photo courtesy of LaPresse (Alain Roberge)

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