The Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities provides that any person who has reasonable grounds to believe that a deputy returning officer has unlawfully counted or rejected votes or prepared an inaccurate statement of the number of votes cast may apply to the Court of Québec for a recount.

In the days following the release of the November 6-7 general election vote count, six petitions for recounts were filed with the Court. These requests concern the following elected positions and boroughs:

PositionBoroughDistrictNumber voting (2021)
City councillorRivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-TremblesLa Pointe-aux-Prairies10,224
Borough mayorRivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-TrembleAll31,029
City councillorCôte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-GrâceLoyola7,432
Borough mayorCôte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-GrâceAll32,506
City councillorMercier–Hochelaga–MaisonneuveTétreaultville11,353
Borough mayorOutremontAll8,580

On November 17, Judge Sylvain Coutlée of the Court of Québec authorized a judicial recount for the four positions in the Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles and Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce boroughs. These recounts will begin on Monday, November 22, 2021. 

The motions concerning the boroughs of Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve and Outremont have not yet been decided by the Court.

Elections Montréal will offer its full cooperation in these final stages of the electoral process.