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Justine McIntyre has active experience in municipal governance, as a former Montreal City Councillor and municipal party leader. Her broad range of experience covers municipal policy and bylaws, bi-partisan negotiation, citizen empowerment and municipal and community resiliency systems. 


A recognized thought-leader, she is an expert in finding ways to build consensus and craft messages around change-oriented projects. Justine McIntyre holds a Bachelor of Music in piano performance from McGill University, a certificate in non-profit & arts management from the University of Washington and is currently completing a Management degree in sustainability from HEC-Montréal with an emphasis on economic systems and the theory of degrowth. 


Justine McIntyre writes on a number of topics involving municipalities and sustainability as well as being an invited speaker on these topics, most recently at the Marmara Urban Forum which took place in Istanbul in October 2019.  

Select Publications

Cities in the Forefront of the Climate Crisis: A Scaling-back Approach to Development

An analysis of the process by which projects are selected for development as well as looks at questions related to equity with regards to municipal debt

Budget municipal: Montréal doit montrer l'exemple en matière de sobriété

<City Budget: Montreal Must Lead the Way in Restraint> [external site (Huffington Post )]


This opinion piece on the City of Montreal budget draws a parallel between the City's budget management and climate budgets.


Réchauffement planétaire: Quand l'indifférence devient un mécanisme de défense <Global warming: When indifference becomes a defence mechanism> [external site (Huffington Post )]


This article presents the main tenets of Deep adaptation.


Deux-Montagnes line woes will get worse. What's the plan?

[external site (Montreal Gazette)]


This opinion piece highlights the necessity of interim transit planning to avoid commuter crisis. 


Opinion déposé auprès de l'Office de Consultation publique de Montréal par le Vrai changement pour Montréal dans le cadre de la Consultation sur la dépendance montréalaise aux énergies fossiles [pdf]


Opinion tabled to the Montreal Office of Public Consultation by Real Change for Montreal in the context of the public consultation on Montreal's fossil-fuel dependency