A word from the Mayor
The Mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, Morris Trudeau, would like to inform all Pointe-Claire residents that he will not be seeking a new term in the upcoming November municipal elections.
Here is his statement:
It is with pride, emotion and most of all a sense of accomplishment that I am announcing my decision not to seek a second term as Mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire on November 5, 2017, after 19 intensely exciting years in elected office.
I still feel today the same passion for Pointe-Claire that I had at the beginning – a passion that will always be with me. I have now reached a stage in my life where I want to devote more time to my spouse and family.
My entire career has been guided by a lifetime of serving the community. I was a police officer for 35 years in the West Island. Next, I had the opportunity to be elected to City Council for 15 years; and then you showed your trust in me by electing me as Mayor of Pointe-Claire four years ago. My 19 years in politics have been the most exciting. My work as a councillor was an exceptional apprenticeship for my future role as mayor. And the results we have achieved together over the last 20 years in the area of service quality have lived up to the expectations of Pointe-Claire residents.
Ninety-eight percent of Pointe-Claire residents say they are satisfied with their City, and Canadian real estate experts have identified Pointe-Claire as the best place to live in the Greater Montréal area. This data was collected independently; it is truly exceptional and reflects the quality of our accomplishments over the years in Pointe-Claire.
These findings point to the soundness of the choices made by our administrations over the past two decades. Outstanding results such as these are the fruit of attentive listening, hard work and sharing a vision. There will always be more work that needs to be done – and so much the better. But, as the saying goes, our house is in order.
The City’s finances are in excellent condition; the 2015-2019 strategic plan has been endorsed by all our staff and confirms our orientations in the area of sustainable, economic and social development.
The Village of Pointe-Claire and the Village of Valois are going to have a new development framework in which to implement significant improvements and carry out economic initiatives that will be aligned with the living environment and the distinct personalities of these two gems that grace our City.
Our commitments to sustainable development will help reduce our ecological footprint and build a healthier environment for citizens today as well as future generations – whether we are talking about protecting Terra-Cotta Natural Park, rolling out a bicycle path network or developing the approaches to Lake Saint-Louis – to mention just a few of these commitments.
We have simplified and prioritized residents’ access to municipal services with the new MULTI card. In addition, we have created a new Inspection – Public Security Department, and our Aid for Seniors Program has received an award at the provincial level.
A new visual identity has been adopted for the City. Our communication tools, including our web site and various publications, have been significantly enhanced. In addition, the administration of our City has become more transparent now that we are webcasting our Council meetings.
I cannot list everything we have achieved but I can guarantee that our administration has acted in a dynamic and balanced manner – and all to the benefit of our residents.
I would like to thank all the councillors with whom I have worked, especially the current Council that has supported me at City Hall over these past four years. I look forward to continuing my work with this Council until November.
I am equally proud of the City’s staff, whose competence and dedication are appreciated and recognized. I would like to highlight the exemplary work of our City Manager, Robert-F Weemaes, whose competence, leadership and vision are daily assets.
Last but not least, I would like to thank my spouse and my family for their support throughout my many public engagements.
Although none of us can know what lies ahead, there is one thing I can guarantee: if the past is any indication of the future, Pointe-Claire is in excellent hands indeed!
Mayor of Pointe-Claire