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Town Council

Each month, the Town’s elected officials welcome you to a regular Council meeting. Attend the meetings not only to learn about decisions affecting the Town’s operations but also to ask questions.

Check our calendar to find out the date of the next meeting, and also take a look at our public notices, agendas and minutes to make sure you don't miss out on any municipal news.

Please note that minutes of meeting are posted on the website only once they have been approved by Council, usually the month after the meeting concerned. The agendas are usually posted on the Friday before the meeting.

Recordings of the Council Meetings

Past Council meetings can be listened to or viewed online. Recorded in audio or video format, the meetings are posted on the Town’s YouTube channel.

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Mayor – Town of Mount Royal

Peter J. Malouf

Phone: 514 734-2914

Peter J. Malouf was elected as the 16th Mayor of the Town of Mount Royal in the 2021 general election with 55,47 % of the votes.

Mayor Peter Malouf was elected to preside over Town of Mount Royal's municipal council and to help guide and develop policies and protocols that ensure the quality of life in the Town. The mayor also represents the interests of the Town’s citizens on the Montreal Urban Agglomeration Council.

Peter Malouf is a financial entrepreneur and sports enthusiast.

Native-born Townies, Peter Malouf and his wife Carol raised their five children in the Garden City. Throughout his life, Peter has championed healthy lifestyles for children and families and advocated for the preservation of the precious green spaces that give TMR its unique identity.

Known for his financial expertise and dedication, Mayor Peter Malouf is determined to elevate the voice of citizens and ensure the quality of life in the Town.

With an MBA in finance and economics, Mayor Malouf is committed to fiscal prudence, responsible urban planning and municipal transparency. Professionally, his current business interests include state-of-the-art recyclable technologies and bionic ear technologies for institutional health, safety and first responder communications. At the community level, he has led various strategic planning initiatives with local educational institutions and continues to serve on local non-profit boards.

Equally passionate about business and sports, Peter owned and operated Rockland Sport Indoor Tennis Squash and Fitness Center for 16 years, was a founding member of ACTIQ (Association des Clubs de Tennis Intérieur du Québec), created TMR's summer tennis camps and fitness program in Mohawk Park, coached hockey for 22 years and continues to play in TMR’s over-60 league as well as other leagues on the island of Montreal.

Mayor Malouf brings a lifetime of practical industry knowledge to the challenge of developing the Town’s Quartier Sportif and Communautaire. Under his leadership, the Town will prioritize the protection of cherished green spaces by responding to the challenges of climate change and ensuring that residents benefit from the facilities and services they deserve.

Councillor No. 1 – Town of Mount Royal

Antoine Tayar

Phone: 514 734-2914

Councillor for District No. 1, Antoine Tayar. Elected with 54,89 % of the votes in the 2021 general election.

Antoine Tayar is a seasoned professional with extensive international experience working with leading global companies in Canada and around the world, private regional companies and startups. He is recognized for building trust-based relationships and strategic networks and partnerships.

Antoine has over 30 years of experience in public affairs, corporate communications, government relations, public relations, reputation and crisis management, sustainable development, and social impact programs. He spent most of his career with The Coca-Cola Company and has worked with other multinationals and international advertising and communication groups.

Antoine was with Coca-Cola Canada as Director of Public Affairs and Communications for Quebec and Eastern Canada until 2019. He worked most recently as Director of Government Relations for Juul Labs Canada, a California-based startup, leaving in October 2020.

He is active in business and professional associations. He has chaired the Over-regulation Committee of the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec from 2016 to 2021, and currently serves on the Board of the Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie Canada-Liban. Until early 2021, he was a Director on the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce in Canada, having chaired the Quebec Chapter between 2017 and 2019.

Antoine is heavily involved in several organizations, including the Breakfast Club of Canada. He is on the Board of the Saint-Joseph-de-Mont-Royal parish and volunteers as a mentor with his alma mater.

Antoine speaks English, French and Arabic, and holds a B.A. in Political Science and Public Administration from the American University of Beirut and completed his Masters courses in Political Science at St Joseph University in Lebanon.

Councillor No. 2 – Town of Mount Royal

Maryam Kamali Nezhad

Phone: 514 222-9281

Councillor for District No. 2, Maryam Kamali Nezhad. Elected with 53,85 % of the votes in the 2021 general election.

A hydraulic engineer since 1996, Maryam holds a PhD in hydraulics and hydrology from the Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG)’s École d’ingénieur, in France. During her graduate studies, she developed remarkable technical versatility in engineering. She completed her postdoctoral studies at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) in Quebec City and then worked at the Centre d’expertise hydrique du Québec (CEHQ).

She has been working at Hydro-Québec since 2009. Over the course of her professional career, Maryam has gained over 25 years of experience in different areas of engineering, which allows her to work in a variety of important, unique situations. Keen to share her knowledge, she taught at Polytechnique Montréal’s Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering Department (CGM) from 2010 to 2018. 

With extensive professional experience in civil engineering, specifically in the Middle East, Europe and Canada, Maryam is particularly passionate about environmental issues related to urban planning and the protection of heritage buildings. She is also concerned with public funds management, taxpayer rights, human rights and public access to information. 

Maryam believes that we need to put our minds together to steer us into the future of our collective destiny. We must determine the needs of all citizens and the financial means required to meet them while maintaining a healthy financial equilibrium. 

Councillor No. 3 – Town of Mount Royal

Daniel Pilon

Phone: 514 734-4211

Councillor for District No. 3, Daniel Pilon. Elected with 57.42% of the votes in the 2021 general election.

Daniel holds a master’s degree in urban planning from the Université de Montréal and worked in the municipal sector for nearly 40 years before retiring in 2019. He was Director General of MRC Les Moulins for 33 years, working in all spheres of urban planning, land use planning and transit.

He helped implement an efficient, effective public transit system while creating accessible transit for people with disabilities and reduced mobility.

Daniel has always been very involved. He was a director at the Ordre des urbanistes du Québec for several years. He volunteered on the governing boards for École St-Clément and École Pierre-Laporte and was the president of Académie Saint-Clément Est’s governing board for many years. He also coached soccer when his children were young. A husband and father of two adult children, Daniel has been living in our beloved Town of Mount Royal for 29 years.

Daniel makes the most of the Town’s recreational services, playing badminton and tennis, and he has volunteered with the community organization MultiCaf and the Rogers Cup.

Through his political commitment as Councillor for District No. 3, Daniel is dedicated to providing responsible urban development and planning that takes into account the needs of citizens and brings together perspectives for community well-being.

Councillor No. 4 – Town of Mount Royal

Maya Chammas

Phone: 514 734-2914

Councillor for District No. 4, Maya Chammas. Elected with 53.48% of the votes in the 2021 general election.

Maya is a trained recreologist and an entrepreneur. She currently divides her time between her volunteer work and running her business, Dose of Happy, a company she created in 2018 that specializes in community and recreational programming. In 2016, Maya founded Move for a cure, a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise funds for medical research through fitness-based events.

Maya has been very active on the municipal scene for the past decade, working with our seniors, the parents’ association, local schools and at various local events. She was Community Representative on the governing boards of Saint-Clément-Ouest and -Est and Académie Saint-Clément. She also sat on the advisory committee for the TMR Sports and Community Centre project. In 2016, Maya received the Townie of Note Emerging Generation Merit Award.

As a councillor, Maya wishes to build closer relationships between councillors and residents to plan a vision together. Communication, community development, strengthening the social fabric and increased citizen engagement in municipal matters are Maya’s core priorities. She knows how important it is to listen and ensure residents are at the heart of the decision-making process. 

Maya has a bachelor’s degree in recreation and leisure studies from Concordia University. 

Councillor No. 5 – Town of Mount Royal

Julie Halde

Phone: 514 734-2914

Councillor for District No. 5, Julie Halde. Elected with 51.97% of the votes in the 2021 general election.

Julie boasts over 20 years’ experience in strategy consulting.  She has also worked in the areas of social enterprise strategy and diversity and inclusion.  She currently manages a small family investment fund supporting a startup.

Community-focused, Julie has been chairperson of her children’s schools’ parent committees for close to 20 years.  She has also sat on non-for-profit boards.

Julie chose to get involved in municipal politics to give back to the community and ensure that every generation gets to enjoy the Town’s many services.  As a councillor, she hopes to help create a sense of belonging among all our residents by providing opportunities for young and old to get together through sports, community and cultural events.

Julie holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and a Master’s in International Management from Thunderbird University, School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona.

Julie grew up in TMR and returned in 2005 to raise her family.  She chose TMR for its services, schools as well as its peaceful and bilingual nature.  

Councillor No. 6 – Town of Mount Royal

Caroline Decaluwe

Phone: 514-734-2914

Councillor for District No. 6, Caroline Decaluwe. Elected with 51.60% of the votes in the 2021 general election.

Architect and member of the Quebec Association of Architects since 2010, Caroline has worked in Montreal and Toronto on a large spectrum of architectural and urban projects (urban planning, feasibility studies, programming & regulations analysis, design & construction, etc).   Prior to being an architect, Caroline graduated in finance and economics from HEC Montreal and worked in various divisions in a multinational firm (General Electric) in financial planning & analysis, accounting and cost management, real estate and process improvements (black belt).

Caroline is passionate about architecture, urban planning and green spaces. She is keen to defend and preserve the architectural heritage of the Town, while ensuring TMR can continue to flourish with modern times.  With her skills and expertise, Caroline wishes to help the TMR community find adequate responses to real estate and construction challenges the city currently faces.  Conscious of the quality of life offered by TMR, Caroline wants to preserve the Town’s attributes and continue to improve the quality of its installations and services, as well as the vitality of the town's center. Having developed an interest in visual and performing arts since a young age, she is also interested in all aspects relating to arts, culture and recreational activities within our urban context.

Caroline made TMR her home for the past 20 years.  Mother of two young children, Caroline has been actively involved in various volunteer initiatives, such as sitting on the Governing Board at École Saint-Clément Ouest.

Councillor No. 7 – Town of Mount Royal

Sébastien Dreyfuss

Phone: 514 734-2914

Councillor for District No. 7, Sébastien Dreyfuss. Elected with 50.74% of the votes in the 2021 general election.

Sébastien grew up in Mount Royal, where he lived until he turned 30. He got involved in his town’s activities from an early age, first as a hockey player and then as a minor league hockey coach. After completing a degree in German studies from Université de Montréal and a communications degree from UQAM, Sébastien continued his studies in Koblenz, Germany.

Upon returning to Canada in 2001, he worked for the Université de Montréal’s Information Technology Department before being hired as Director of Customer Service at an internationally renowned Quebec computer company in 2010. In the summer of 2016, he returned to Mount Royal to raise his two young children and be closer to his parents, who still live in his childhood home.

Councillor No. 8 – Town of Mount Royal

Sophie Séguin

Phone: 514 734-2914

Councillor for District No. 8, Sophie Séguin. Elected with 66.43% of the votes in the 2021 general election.

Sophie Séguin holds a bachelor’s degree in actuarial science and an Executive MBA. She has been working in the financial services industry for over 25 years. She began her career in a financial institution, worked with a large pension plan consultant, and provided her expertise to an insurance company before creating her own consulting firm in 2006.

Sophie is involved in her community; she has served on the governing board for École Saint-Clément-Ouest, where she currently volunteers. She was also a member of the Parents’ Association of Mount Royal (APMR)’s board of directors for four years and is a past president.

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