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Youth Council: Twelve young citizens propose projects focused on the environment and culture

The Mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, Tim Thomas, and the members of City Council mark the commitment of the twelve young citizens who participated in the Youth Council by presenting three creative projects for their city, during the special session held at City Hall on Monday, April 17.

Modelling City Council, students from Marguerite-Bourgeois Elementary served as mayor, councillors, city manager and clerk. The young citizens presented their vision on the issues that concern them directly, with a special sensitivity to the environment, public spaces and bike paths.

“We thank these students for all the work that they accomplished. The ideas presented show the importance the next generation attaches to the environment. Creative solutions were brought by these students with the aim of transforming our public spaces. The Council members and I were impressed by these young citizens. They presented very interesting projects, with aplomb and conviction. It is very refreshing to see these terrific young people involved in our community,” Mayor Thomas pointed out.

Here are the projects that were discussed and adopted by the young citizens:

  1. Cleanup of the green spaces on the waterfront through a volunteer activity for youth. This initiative would allow all citizens to take action for the benefit of Lake Saint-Louis and its shores, by protecting the riparian ecosystem.
  2. Offer a program so that the City can equip each class of Marguerite-Bourgeois Elementary with compost bins. A project that allows the reduction of the amount of waste produced by the school, by favouring composting by students and staff.
  3. Develop a bike path that would run along Du Bord-du-Lac – Lakeshore Road to offer a safe transit for cyclists, allowing them to safely admire the water. To favour active mobility, a bike rental service would be available in Pointe-Claire Village. This new bike path would also be an incentive for students to use their bikes to get to school.

“We encourage these young citizens to continue to make their voices heard and pursue their commitment,” the Mayor added.

Information: 514-630-1200, communications@pointe-claire.ca