Tabling of the Bill Concerning Montréal’s Inspector General
On February 12, 2014, Bill 73 (An Act respecting the inspector general of the Ville de Montréal) was tabled at Québec’s National Assembly. On February 24, 2014, Montréal’s City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Denis Gallant as Montréal’s Inspector General.
Entry into Service of the Inspector General
The Inspector General assumed his position on February 25, 2014 in order to begin setting up the office and assembling his team. The Inspector General immediately received several reports and denunciations. Bill 73 could not be adopted by the National Assembly due to the calling of provincial elections in 2014.
Coming into force of the legislation on June 13, 2014
Following the elections, a new bill was tabled at the National Assembly. Bill 1 (An Act respecting the inspector general of the Ville de Montréal) was tabled on May 22, 2014 and came into force on June 13, 2014. Montréal’s City Charter was modified accordingly and as a result, the Inspector General was granted his full powers as stipulated in the Act.