Letter from the mayor of Montreal and president of the IODP, Mr Denis Coderre

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the 17th Conference of the International Observatory on Participatory Democracy, IOPD, which will be held in Montréal from June 16 to 19, 2017.

Montréal has been present in the IOPD for many years, through the sustained participation of the Office de consultation publique de Montréal, the OCPM.

Over the years, our city has developed numerous mechanisms in line with participatory democracy. We would be honoured to welcome you here to share our respective experiences.

We would be even happier for the opportunity to introduce you to our city, with its diverse neighbourhoods, green spaces and joie de vivre. You can also join Montrealers in the festivities marking the 375th anniversary of the founding of our city.

We hope to see all of you in Montréal next June.

Denis Coderre
Mayor of Montréal