Claude Trudel

Claude Trudel (born March 2, 1942) is a Canadian politician. He served as the borough mayor of Verdun in the city of Montreal, Quebec from 2002 to 2012. He was a member of the Union Montreal party.

Claude Trudel
Borough mayor for Verdun and Montreal City Councillor
In office
January 1, 2002  December 4, 2012
Preceded byPosition created
Succeeded byGinette Marotte
MNA for Bourget
In office
Preceded byCamille Laurin
Succeeded byHuguette Boucher-Bacon
Personal details
Born (1942-03-02) March 2, 1942
Political partyQuebec Liberal Party (provincial)
Union Montreal (2001-2012)
ResidenceMontreal, Quebec


In 2001, he was elected as a Montreal city councillor as a member of Union Montreal. He was reelected in 2005 as the borough mayor of Verdun. He was named majority leader at city council, and was president of the Société de transport de Montréal.[1] He was reelected as Verdun borough mayor in 2009, following the 2009 Montreal municipal election and quit that post on December 4, 2012, stating that he was disenchanted with the fickle nature of political life in light of the "circus" following former mayor Gérald Tremblay's departure, referring to new Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum and what he called the "betrayal" of his fellow city councillors.

He was named to the Montreal Executive Committee as the person responsible for public safety.

Trudel served as the Quebec Liberal Party Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for the Bourget electoral district from 1985 to 1989.[1]


He studied at Collège Saint-Viateur in Outremont before receiving a law degree from Université de Montréal in 1967. He was admitted to the Bar of Quebec in 1968. He obtained a master's degree from the London School of Economics in 1969.[1]


  1. "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
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