Claude Dauphin, FCM First Vice-President
Claude Dauphin, an attorney, was elected to represent the provincial riding of Marquette, on the island of Montréal, Quebec, for three consecutive terms from 1981 to 1993. He then served as Quebec's delegate to New England. From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Dauphin was chief political advisor to federal Finance Minister, the Honourable Paul Martin.
In 2001, he was elected as a city councillor in Montréal and served as Lachine Borough president, member of the City of Montréal Executive Committee (in charge of transportation) and chair of the board of the Société de transport de Montréal, member of the board of the Agence métropolitaine de transport, and chair of the inter-regional merchandise transportation committee of the Conseil régional de développement de l'île de Montréal (CRDIM), until November 2005.
Since being elected in 2005 as Mayor of the Borough of Lachine, Mr. Dauphin has been vice-chair of the City of Montréal Executive Committee, responsible for public security and intergovernmental relations. He is also the chair of the Conférence régionale des élus. Mr. Dauphin was re-elected as Mayor of the Borough of Lachine in 2009.
In June 2008, Mr. Dauphin was promoted to chairman of the Executive Committee of the City of Montréal, which includes several portfolios: labour relations, administrative services and the city's real-estate corporation. He still oversees the police and fire departments and intergovernmental relations.
As FCM's second vice-president, Mr. Dauphin is a member of the Federation's Board of Directors and Executive Committee.