Alexandre Duplessis

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Alexandre Duplessis
6th Mayor of Laval
In office
November 23, 2012 – June 28, 2013
Preceded by Gilles Vaillancourt
Basile Angelopoulos (acting)[1]
Succeeded by Martine Beaugrand
Personal details
Born 1970[2]
Political party Parti PRO des Lavalloisindependent
Profession accountant[2]

Alexandre Duplessis (born 1970) is a Canadian politician. He served as the mayor of Laval, Quebec, from November 23, 2012 until June 28, 2013. He was selected as the new mayor of Laval, Quebec following the resignation of Gilles Vaillancourt,[3] winning a 15-3 vote of Laval City Council over fellow councillor Jacques St-Jean.[3] Duplessis resigned after just seven months in office following allegations of soliciting prostitutes.[4]

Duplessis is an accountant by profession as well as a former bus company executive.[2]

Previously a city councillor for the Saint-Martin ward,[3] he was a member of the Parti PRO des Lavallois until that party's dissolution on November 19, 2012.[5]

In May 2013, testimony at the Charbonneau Commission hearings also implicated Duplessis, along with virtually the entire sitting council, in the same corruption scandal that brought down Vaillancourt.[6] Duplessis has asserted his innocence of the allegations, but requested that Sylvain Gaudreault, the provincial Minister of Municipal Affairs, place the city in trusteeship until the next municipal election.[7]

On June 3, 2013, the provincial government placed the city under trusteeship.[8] Florent Gagné, a former head of the Sûreté du Québec, will serve as the city's head trustee, with responsibility for reviewing and approving or rejecting all decisions made by city council.[8]

In June 2013, Duplessis filed a police complaint claiming that a prostitute had attempted to extort money from him.[9][10][11]

In May 2013, Radio-Canada reported that Duplessis had been fined $500 plus costs for possession of a radar detector.[12]


  1. ^ "Laval searches for interim mayor". CBC News, November 13, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Mr. Alexandre Duplessis Biography". Ville de Laval. Retrieved June 28, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c "Alexandre Duplessis elected new interim mayor of Laval". The Gazette, November 23, 2012.
  4. ^ "Laval mayor Alexandre Duplessis resigns". The Gazette, June 28, 2013.
  5. ^ "RIP: PRO des Lavallois". The Gazette, November 19, 2012.
  6. ^ "Quebec wants Laval mayor to explain Charbonneau Commission revelations". The Gazette, May 31, 2013.
  7. ^ "Le maire par intérim Alexandre Duplessis demande la mise en tutelle de Laval". Le Journal de Montréal, May 31, 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Quebec premier calls Laval trusteeship ‘terrible, disheartening, sad’". The Globe and Mail, June 3, 2013.
  9. ^ Woods, Allan (June 27, 2013). "Mayor of Laval, Que., alleges extortion attempt". Toronto Star. Retrieved June 28, 2013.
  10. ^ "Alexandre Duplessis porte plainte pour extorsion". Metro (in French). Montreal. June 27, 2013. Retrieved June 28, 2013.
  11. ^ "Le maire de Laval, Alexandre Duplessis, porte plainte pour extorsion" (in French). Radio-Canada. June 27, 2013. Retrieved June 28, 2013.
  12. ^ "Laval : Alexandre Duplessis, un élu délinquant de la route" (in French). Radio-Canada. Retrieved June 28, 2013.
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