Mélanie Joly

Your member of parliament for


Mélanie Joly

Your member of parliament for



Meet with the members of my Constituency Youth Council

The Honourable Mélanie Joly with members from  the Ahuntsic-Carterville’s Youth Council at their second meeting on June 3, 2017

Tristan Santoire-Joset

My name is Tristan Santoire Joset, I am 19 years old and I am a language student ​​at Dawson College. I have been a Scout leader in the neighbourhood for the last 4 years and I am also a director on the board of the Ahuntsic Youth Centre, which is a non-profit organization that provides services to teenagers from the ages of 12 to 17. I think it is important to get involved in your community and that is why I joined the Constituency Youth Council.

Caleb Owusu-Acheaw 

I’m a second-year Political Science & Economics student at Concordia University, who loves to play basketball, soccer and take walks . Ever since I was in grade 4, I have always had an interest in history and politics, both motivated me to not only help myself but others around me as well. My wish in being a part of the Ahuntsic-Cartierville Youth Council is striking and finding common ground with like-minded people to reach a better tomorrow for the community, the city and the country.

Marie-Ève Lachapelle

I am a law student at the Université de Montréal and I was born in Ahuntsic, where I currently reside. I am very involved in the student community and I wish to encourage women to become engaged and join the world of politics. Personally, politics remains today as a means of making a difference in one’s community.

Xavier Archambault

I was born on November 10th 1999, which means I am now 17 years old. I grew up in a single family dwelling on rue Jeanne-Mance in Ahuntsic.  Both of my parents are family doctors. I have three other siblings at home, two sisters and a brother. I studied at Sophie-Barat in the DÉFI program (I’m currently in Secondary V).

I like to dream of a better world, an impossible world. I would like to do more than just dream and react. Of course I will not be able to change the world waiting for my dreams to come true by sitting in front of the TV. I believe that young people have a lot to contribute in our society and must be heard. They represent our future and should not be overlooked. I see this council as an opportunity to talk with other people from outside of my own surrounding and perhaps may be able to assist in improving certain issues.

Leonardo Torosian

Born in Córdoba, Argentina, in 1995, of Armenian parents, I arrived in Montreal at the age of seven. Being of a self-taught and curious nature, I am involved in various institutions, most recently, the Parlement Jeunesse du Québec, the Jeune Conseil de Montréal, and my community. My summer job in the Montreal Detention Institution has left a lasting impression on me that has affected me immensely. Proponent of political reappropriation by the youth, I am interested in philosophy and architecture, especially in the way that power is represented through the latter. Currently, I am studying political science, philosophy and languages ​​at McGill University.