Marvin Rotrand

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Montreal, April 4, 2023 - Leaders of several racial and religious minorities gathered today in front of the historic Bagg Street Synagogue to denounce a recent act of desecration that saw a vandal or vandals spray paint the building with swastikas. The building, dating from 1899, is Quebec’s oldest living synagogue, continually hosting the Beis Shloime Congregation since March 1921. “We want to thank the neighbours and community organizations from across Montreal who have rallied […]

todayApril 4, 2023 332


Philippines Reaffirms Support and Commitment to IHRA in High-Level Meetings with B’nai Brith Canada

MANILA – Representatives of the Philippines would like the world to know that their commitment to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) is strong and meaningful. That was the message expressed during a meeting in Manila this week from Neal Imperial, the Philippines’ Assistant Secretary of Foreign Affairs and a former ambassador to Israel. Imperial set out the Philippines’ position during a visit to Manila by Marvin Rotrand, National Director of B’nai […]

todayFebruary 23, 2023 278 1


Filipino Heritage Society of Montreal celebrates M155

June 5, 2022 Filipino Heritage Society of Montreal (FHSM) celebrated the 5th year since the proclamation, this month of June every year not only here in the borough of Cote Des Neiges- Notre Dame De Grace. The activity was held at Place Jose Rizal, McKenzie Park, Côte-Sainte-Catherine. The program was grace by the presence of the borough Mayor Ms. Gracia Kasoki Katahwa and few city councilors Ms. Magda Popeanu of […]

todayJune 7, 2022 598 4 2


Genocide against the Rohingya

City of Montreal invited to join a national campaign to denounce the Government of Myanmar Councillors Lionel Perez and Marvin Rotrand today announced they have tabled a motion for the April 15 City Council meeting demanding that the Government of Myanmar be held accountable for its crimes of genocide against the Rohingya and other minorities in that country. The motion is part of a national campaign launched by the Raoul […]

todayApril 3, 2019 21


Coalition call for Independent Investigation on Brutality of Security Personnel of Service Transit de Montreal (STM)

Today a press conference was called by the City Councillors of Snowdon and Darlington together with the Coalition of organizations in Montreal. Councillors Marvin Rotrand of Snowdon and Lionel Perez of Darlington calls for the support from the public and calling the attention of the city administration lead by Mayor Valerie Plant to have an Independent Investigation regarding the incident that happen last March 7, 2019 at one of the […]

todayMarch 19, 2019 71


Sikhs Urge Dialogue to Promote Their Inclusion in Quebec

The World Sikh Organization of Canada today called upon the City of Montreal and the Government of Quebec to work far harder to implement concrete measures to break down systemic barriers that make it difficult for Sikhs, and other minorities, to play their full role in Quebec society.   WSO President Mukhbir Singh said that there are over 500,000 Sikhs across Canada representing some 1.5% of the national population and […]

todayAugust 20, 2018 102

Press Release

Housefather Acclaimed as Mount Royal Liberal Candidate for 2019 Election Endorsed by Local MNAs and Mayors

Montreal, Quebec – On Thursday, August 16th, MP Anthony Housefather was officially acclaimed as the Mount Royal Liberal Party Candidate for the 2019 election. “It has been an honour to serve the people of Mount Royal as their MP, I hope to be given the opportunity to continue serving the people of this great riding,” said Housefather. With a crowd of over 350 supporters on hand for what was also […]

todayAugust 17, 2018 37


Rotrand Wants Action Before Opioid Crisis Engulfs Montreal and Quebec

Councillor Marvin Rotrand, Chef par Interim of Coalition Montreal, will tell City Council in Question Period this afternoon that Montreal and the province of Quebec are unlikely to avoid the opioid drug crisis that is killing thousands across North America. “In the United States, there were 33000 overdose deaths due to opioids in 2015 according to the American Society of Addiction Medicine. For the first time ever there were more […]

todayJanuary 24, 2017 20


Rotrand Elected Interim Leader of Coalition Montreal

Laurent Blanchard, President of Coalition Montreal, today announced that Councillor Marvin Rotrand has been elected by the party Executive as Leader replacing M. Benoit Dorais. M. Rotrand’s mandate commences immediately. Rotrand is the dean of City Council having served continuously since 1982. He served as co-chair of Marcel Cote’s 2013 Mayoralty campaign and is currently the Vice President of the STM. “I want to assure our partners at City Council […]

todayDecember 29, 2016 18

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