Brossard was forcibly merged into the city of Longueuil on January 1, 2002 as a result of municipal reorganization in Quebec.
and a demerger movement was started by Pierre Senécal, Jacques St-Amant and Gilles Larin which resulted in a municipal referendum, the largest demerger vote in Québec, that took place on June 20, 2004.
) is a municipality in the Montérégie region of Quebec, Canada and is part of the Greater Montreal area.
According to the 2011 census, Brossard's population was 79,273.
Brossard is among the most multicultural municipalities in Greater Montreal as there are 23 ethnic groups that represent at least 1% of the population.
According to the 2006 census the prominent ethnic groups and their relative share are Canadian (35%), French (23%), Chinese (11%), Irish (6%) and Italian (4%) Brossard is a mainly residential suburb with a moderate diversity of structural styles.
The city of Brossard was founded on February 14, 1958 and was before part of La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine Parish. At the very beginning, there were 3,400 inhabitants.38.70% of the 50,539 qualified voters voted YES for demerger, which met the requirements (35% or more of total voting population) needed for de-amalgamation.As a result, Brossard would continue to be a borough of the city of Longueuil only until the end of 2005.On January 1, 2006, Brossard was reconstituted as a city and Jean-Marc Pelletier was elected as the new mayor.However, Brossard still remains part of the urban agglomeration of Longueuil and thus, Brossard sits on the agglomeration council which determines certain powers of reconstituted cities.