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Frantz Benjamin


Frantz Benjamin is committed to improving quality of life for the citizens of Viau

Frantz Benjamin has been the MNA for Viau at Quebec’s National Assembly since 2018. He is committed to improving quality of life for the citizens of Viau. As a city councillor in the Saint-Michel district of Montreal, he chaired the City of Montreal’s municipal council from 2013 to 2017 and the City of Montreal’s intercultural council from 2006 to 2008.

Co-founder of the Fonds 1804 pour la persévérance scolaire, the MNA for Viau has been a speaker at various forums on issues of governance and intercultural relations in public institutions, as well as in the private sector. A member of the Ordre des Administrateurs Agréés du Québec and the Union des Écrivaines et Écrivains Québécois, Mr. Benjamin has also acted as an advisor to several institutions and businesses.

A graduate in communications and literature, Mr. Benjamin has published several books. His most recent collection, Nuit des anses pleines (Mémoire d’encrier, 2021, Montreal), was praised by literary critics. His works have been included in several anthologies and magazines here and abroad. Recipient of several awards for his achievements and his commitment to the public scene, Frantz Benjamin is also the proud father of two daughters.

The MNA for Viau, Frantz Benjamin, wants to continue to be a strong voice for Viau in Quebec’s National Assembly

During his last mandate, MNA Frantz Benjamin collaborated with various community stakeholders in order to carry out concrete actions that meet the needs of the citizens of the riding, in various sectors.

Among these, we can note the creation of the MNA for Viau’s bursaries for young residents of the riding, as well as the completion of the SdesJ’s 4C project offering dozens of computers and tablets to each family in need, including high-speed Internet access and adequate technical support. In addition, Mr. Benjamin presented MNA certificates, 1804 Fund bursaries and National Assembly medals to support the academic perseverance of young people in all schools in the riding.

The MNA for Viau responded to pandemic-related issues by implementing a local campaign to distribute thousands of free masks and alcohol-based hand gels, as well as by supporting organizations working with seniors such as Le Temps d’une Pause, Saint-Michel vie sans frontières, AQDR-Saint-Michel and Rendez-vous 50 ans et plus by offering hundreds of hot meals, visits and telephone support.

In order to fight for food security in the community, Mr. Benjamin has implemented the “Panier michelois” initiative funding a free offer of fresh fruits and vegetables in partnership with Mon Resto and Pari Saint-Michel, as well as the “Le Jardin des Acrobates” initiative funding a new agricultural space dedicated to the community offered by Cirque du Soleil in partnership with Mon Resto.

To meet economic development, environmental and cultural needs, the Member of the National Assembly for Viau, Frantz Benjamin, ensured the implementation of various accomplishments, such as the realization of the Salon de l’emploi et de la formation de Saint-Michel in partnership with several organizations in the riding, the promotion of the local economy and businesses in Viau, the support of clean-up operations in Saint-Michel, as well as the greening of the riding, one tree at a time, by granting funding to Pari Saint-Michel offering a free tree to each citizen who wants to plant one on their property.