The municipalities of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC and of Montreal’s West Island form the Regroupemen


PHOTO COURTESY VAUDREUIL-SOULANGES MRC

The administrators of the Regroupement des municipalités de l’Ouest (left to right): Guy-Lin Beaudoin, Maria Tutino, Jean A. Lalonde, Nicolas Roy, and Raymond Malo.

The 35 municipalities of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC and Montreal’s West-Island have officially formed the ‘Regroupement des municipalités de l’Ouest’ this past May 8 during a meeting in Vaudreuil-Dorion.

The ‘Regroupement’ represents an area of 1239 square-kilometres and contains 421,150 inhabitants. Its mission is to defend and promote the interests of the municipalities which it represents. As an entity, the ‘Regroupement’ aims to:

− Address and inform the government authorities on common interests such as the development of transportation, metropolitan development (PMAD), education, or health;

− Develop collaboration between the elected officials; − Take up position on issues of common interests;

− Lobby the responsible bodies regarding matters of common interest.

The elected administrators as of the May 8, 2014, founding assembly are:

− President - Jean A. Lalonde, Prefect of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC and Mayor of the municipality of Très Saint Rédempteur

− Vice-president - Maria Tutino, Mayor of the Town of Baie d‘Urfé − Treasurer - Nicolas Roy, General Director of Développement Économique West-Island-CLD

− Secretary - Raymond Malo, Assistant General Director of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC

− Legal advisor - Guy-Lin Beaudoin, General Director of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC

The elected administrators will be working in conjunction with the mayors of the 23 municipalities in the MRC and 12 West Island mayors.

“There is a strong complementarity between the Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC and Montreal’s West Island on many issues including transportation, public transportation, the Train de l’Ouest, economic development, health, culture, tourism, cycling paths and the St. Lawrence River’s water level,” said Jean A. Lalonde. “The renewal of our municipalities’ collaboration regarding strategic policy concerns show that together, the West Island and Vaudreuil-Soulanges are a united front that cannot be ignored,” added Mayor Maria Tutino.

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