Candidates for Pincourt municipal council
Alexandre Wolford - District 1
Alexandre Wolford is seeking his second consecutive term as an independent councillor. Wolford is committed to continue serving his constituents by drawing upon his experience as a member of various town committees and on two commissions at the Union of Quebec Municipalities. He also won the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Young Leader award in 2015. Wolford said the town has improved its communications with residents by installing electronic message boards and continues to promote healthy lifestyles with the conversion of a portion of Chemin Duhamel into a riverside promenade. If re-elected, Wolford will prioritize adopting an environmental policy, continue improving road safety, and promoting access to information.
Denise Bergeron – District 2
Denise Bergeron is seeking her second consecutive term as town councillor. Bergeron has made many significant improvements within her constituency including the installation of new playground equipment at Shamrock Park, the construction of a sidewalk for students on Shamrock Street, the reconstruction of a portion of Forest Boulevard, the installation of street lighting and a vehicle speed indicator and the upcoming repair of Northcote Street. In addition, Bergeron has worked to improve security around schools, upgrade the town’s tennis courts and helped to implement the town’s social development action plan for families, seniors, youth, disabled individuals and people from different cultural communities.
Sam Ierfino – District 3
‘Citizen empowerment’ is the eloquent and passionate plea Sam Ierfino is touting to his constituents as he seeks a second consecutive term as an independent councillor for his district. A self-described ‘democrat and humanist,’ Ierfino is convinced that citizens have power and responsibility which is why he has promoted greater participation from residents in municipal affairs during his first term. His conviction that democracy demands constant vigilance is a prime reason for Ierfino’s re-election bid. He is also currently a member of the Club de L’Âge D’Or de Pincourt and the Second Mile Club, and a volunteer educator and founder of the Filipino-Canadian Association of Vaudreuil-Soulanges.
Denise Boyer – District 4
Her hard work and commitment to serve the citizens in her district during her first four-year mandate as councillor has prompted Diane Boyer to seek re-election for another term as councillor. Among her many achievements, Boyer has strived to maintain a stable tax rate for homeowners and ensure the town maintains a balanced budget. She has also worked to improve the town’s infrastructure and enhance the development of its social policy. In addition, Boyer is president of Pincourt’s administration/finance commission, municipal representative to the Régie de l’eau de I’Île Perrot, member of the Faubourg de l’Île project review committee and is certified as a municipal administrator.
John Kinnear – District 5
Having already served one four-year term as councillor from 2009 to 2013, John Kinnear announced his candidacy for the position. A Pincourt resident for 43 years and a self-proclaimed activist striving for better medical services, Kinnear said it’s imperative that residents have access to another walk-in clinic after the only medical centre that served the entire population of Île-Perrot shut its doors a few years ago. Kinnear has also served on several health and social services committees for many years at the CSSS de Vaudreuil-Soulanges. If elected, he pledges to be the voice of district residents and serve their best interests including converting Duhamel Street back to a bi-directional roadway.
René Lecavalier - District 6
‘Look and Go Forward’ is the campaign slogan adopted by René Lecavalier as he seeks a second consecutive term to serve his constituents as councillor. He found his first term to be very rewarding because of the passion area residents have towards municipal affairs. His vision for the future is to preserve the outstanding services already provided by the town while enhancing and fostering healthy lifestyles, social development and continued beautification of the town’s many parks. Among his many duties over the past four years, Lecavalier has served as President of the Public Safety Commission and alternate delegate to the CIT La Presqu’Île and Transport Soleil public transit systems.
Jim Miron retirement - District 5
After serving 23 years as a Pincourt councillor, Jim Miron announced he will retire from active politics and pursue other interests. During his time on council, Miron said there has been appreciable growth in the size of the population, residential and commercial development, and the implementation of a wide range of citizen services which has enabled the town to keep tax rates stable. He does, however, have two regrets, not being able to see the arena completed and the non-merger of the island’s four towns into one municipality which he feels would have provided many benefits. He thanks his constituents for their support throughout his tenure.