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Your concerns about water are my concerns

Your concerns about water are my concerns

PROTECTING OUR WATER SOURCES TOGETHER Residents are constantly questioning and making several assumptions regarding the water situation in Saint-Lazare. I would like to provide information to bring in facts and hopefully to also reassure residents. It brings me to a...

Stop Building: Our Resources and Infrastructures

Stop Building: Our Resources and Infrastructures

I hear almost daily from people telling us to stop giving building permits or to stop development. Even if we wanted to do that, it is totally impossible at this point and for many reasons. I wanted to explain why so that people can better understand the challenges...

Stop Building: Our Obligations

Stop Building: Our Obligations

I hear almost daily from people telling us to stop giving building permits or to stop development. Even if we wanted to do that, it is totally impossible at this point and for many reasons. I wanted to explain why so that people can better understand the challenges...

Stop Building: Labour shortage

Stop Building: Labour shortage

Wanting to stop all development is impossible and for many reasons. I wanted to explain why so that people would better understand the challenges that all municipalities in Quebec face in terms of development and municipal governance.

Stop Building: Housing shortage

Stop Building: Housing shortage

Wanting to stop all development is impossible and for many reasons. I wanted to explain why so that people would better understand the challenges that all municipalities in Quebec face in terms of development and municipal governance

Stop Building : Population growth

Stop Building : Population growth

Wanting to stop all development is impossible and for many reasons. I wanted to explain why so that people would better understand the challenges that all municipalities in Quebec face in terms of development and municipal governance.

FAQ: Your Municipal Taxes

FAQ: Your Municipal Taxes

Sound city management means that sometimes there will be difficult decisions to be made, because we must ensure the well-being of the city not only for today, but for tomorrow as well. Municipalities in Canada supply the vast majority of the public services we rely on...

Saint-Lazare long-term water supply

Saint-Lazare long-term water supply

Water is a sensitive topic, but I think it’s essential to bring important information, so that our residents have a better comprehension of the situation. I will refer to a previous blog post if you’re interested in reading why we’ve had watering restrictions in the...

The Cost of Not Having the REM

The Cost of Not Having the REM

I was interviewed by the CBC regarding the REM (play video above) but I feel that I should elaborate more on this subject because sometimes we don’t get to voice the entire story on those short interviews and I feel that there’s a lot to be discussed about the REM in...

FAQ Saint-Lazare Watering Ban

FAQ Saint-Lazare Watering Ban

I wanted to update our residents as of June 13th about the current watering ban in Saint-Lazare. Since in place, we can see in our data that there has been a great effort from our residents to reduce consumption. I want to thank everyone for doing what is needed to...

Not All Recycling Centers Are Created Equal

Not All Recycling Centers Are Created Equal

The sad state of the recycling industry is continually in the news creating worries and heated debates. There’s no denying, there is a huge issue across Québec which needs to be addressed as soon as possible. Because people are starting to lose trust in the process,...

Waste Management Crisis

Waste Management Crisis

This topic keeps coming up and I thought I would give my own explanation and provide some answers to explain to residents why council made certain decisions concerning waste management. Did you know that recent studies stated that Canadians produce more garbage per...

Saint-Lazare as a Bilingual City

Saint-Lazare as a Bilingual City

This post is not about a language debate, it’s solely for information purpose. As a municipal councillor, we represent all residents living in Saint-Lazare, so it’s important to listen to their concerns. When I ran a survey on Facebook last July regarding topics...