Projet Montréal introduces the CDN-NDG candidates
Article mis en ligne le jeudi 24 septembre 2009
Bergeron proudly explained the concept behind the poster campaign.
“There are five posters that are meant to illustrate the five main goals of Projet Montréal,” he said. The five tenets of the party, he explained, are the environment, family life, government accountability, transportation, and road quality.
One poster displays a road covered in potholes. A Polaroid picture covers part of the road with a picture of smooth asphalt; the party’s main vision. Another poster shows a simple street corner brightened by a Polaroid of a futuristic tram.
Bergeron was also proud to announce the official candidates for the upcoming municipal elections.
Carole Dupuis will be running for the mayor of CDN-NDG and highlighted her desire for the borough to be a friendly and safe environment to live in.
“The vision that I have is quite simple; security, cleanliness, good food, housing, and transportation,” she said. “We want a neighbourhood where people live. [We want] places where people can meet; old people, young people, children, parents.”
Daniel Grenon, the youngest of the candidates, is running for councillor of Snowdon.
“I chose Projet Montréal because it is the party that best understands that the prosperity of the city is ultimately linked to the quality of service provided to its citizens,” he told the people in attendance. “Whether it’s regarding the level of transportation, the quality of service in the administration, or the integrity of those elected, the actions and goals of Projet Montréal are the best offered to Montrealers.”
Cym Gomery, candidate for councillor of Loyola, emphasized her focus on administrative integrity.
“I will take my role as a public servant to heart by truly soliciting citizens’ input before, during, and after any project,” she stated. “I will see that citizens’ tax dollars are used to better these same citizens quality of life and not lining the pockets of city councillors or city contractors.”
Kamala Jegatheeswaran, a business owner on Victoria Street, is running for councillor of the Darlington district. She sees as her main goal the development of community awareness and activities for youth.
“We are in dire need of a youth centre especially for high school students to have after-school activities including tutoring, martial arts, yoga…etc,” she said. “Although we pay higher taxes than our neighbouring boroughs, we seem to have poorer services. There should be equality.”
Peter McQueen will be running for the position of NDG councillor. He highlighted what he calls the “valley of death”, the bike path that runs along De Maisonneuve across Decarie Boulevard. He hopes to bring security to the roads, for the children, by way of reducing speed limits and fixing roads.
Magda Popeanu, candidate for CDN, will focus her attention on the busy Côte-des-Neiges Boulevard that dominates her riding.
“I will attempt to make the CDN district a prosperous one by promoting business on Côte-des-Neiges,” she said. “I would show how diversified this neighbourhood is by multiethnic business and different tastes of the world.”
The candidates for Projet Montréal will be hard at work on their campaigns until the election on Nov. 1.
[ Sarah Leavitt