Mayor Robert Libman


Born in Montreal, Quebec on November 8, 1960, Robert Libman was the son of David Libman, accountant, and Goldie Aronovitch. He attended Herzliah High School, Vanier College, and graduated with distinction from a Bachelor of architecture from McGill University in 1985.

From 1985 to 1989, he worked at Jacques Beique et Associés and Tolchinsky and Goodz Architects as an architect. Libman aired on CJAD Montreal from 1994 to 1997 as a radio host. He also became director of the B’Nai Brith Canada Quebec Region Organization from 1994 to 2001.

In 1998, Libman became Mayor of the city of Côte Saint-Luc. In 2001, he was elected borough mayor of Côte Saint-Luc—Hampstead—Montreal West and was a member of the Montreal City Council and its Executive Committee. He was responsible for the Urban Planning and Development portfolio and was charged with overseeing the creation of Montreal’s new Urban Master Plan which was adopted by City Council in 2004.

Libman supported the continued merger of the borough of Côte Saint-Luc with the megacity of Montreal after the provincial government watered down their promise of allowing the former cities to return to the same status as they had before the merger. He decided to quit politics in 2005, and not to run for mayor of the re-constituted city of Côte Saint-Luc following its demerger from the megacity of Montreal.

He returned to private life and opened his own architectural consulting firm, Libcorp Consultants Inc. He was also a director and partner in RSW Properties, a property management firm in Montreal until 2015. Later that year he joined Olymbec, a large real estate developer as their in-house consultant on architecture, planning and municipal zoning.

In 2014, he moved to federal politics, being nominated for the Conservative Party of Canada in Mount Royal for the 2015 federal elections. He lost the elections to Anthony Housefather, part of the Liberal Party of Canada.

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