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Claude Gladu (born January 13, 1942) is the former mayor of the city of Longueuil, Quebec. He served as mayor from 1994 to 2001 and from 2005 to 2009.

His Worship

Claude Gladu
28th Mayor of Longueuil
In office
Preceded byRoger Ferland
Succeeded byJacques Olivier
In office
Preceded byJacques Olivier
Succeeded byCaroline St-Hilaire
Personal details
Born (1942-01-13) January 13, 1942 (age 77)
Longueuil, Quebec
Political partyParti municipal de Longueuil

Gladu started his career as a firefighter for Ville Jacques-Cartier in the 1960s.

He first served as a city councillor in 1982, and during the 1980s was the president of the Société de transport de la Rive-Sud de Montréal (now the Réseau de transport de Longueuil).

Gladu served as the mayor of Longueuil from 1994 to 2001. The pre-2001 city of Longueuil merged with the surrounding municipalities of Boucherville, Brossard, Greenfield Park, LeMoyne, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Saint-Hubert and Saint-Lambert on January 1, 2002. Jacques Olivier was elected mayor of the merged municipality.

In 2005, Boucherville, Brossard, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville and Saint-Lambert voted to demerge from Longueuil. The demerger took effect on January 1, 2006. Following the demerger referendums, Gladu, leader of the Parti Municipal de Longueuil, won the municipal elections of Longueuil on November 6, 2005. On April 19, 2009, Claude Gladu announced that he would not seek re-election as mayor of Longueuil. He and his party instead threw their support behind former Longueuil City Council member Jacques Goyette.[1] Goyette lost the election to Caroline St-Hilaire.

Election resultsEdit

2005 Longueuil municipal election
Candidate Vote %
Claude Gladu 40,384 64.2
Claude Lamoureux 22,502 35.8


  1. ^ "Le maire de Longueuil ne se représentera pas aux prochaines élections". Canadian Press (in French). Metro International. 2009-04-19. Archived from the original on 2009-04-29. Retrieved 2009-04-26.