Patrick Bousez elected Prefect of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC


Pictured left to right: Patrick Bousez, Prefect of the MRC Vaudreuil-Soulanges and Mayor of the municipality of Rivière-Beaudette; Yvan Cardinal, Deputy Prefect of the MRC Vaudreuil-Soulanges and Mayor of the City of Pincourt.

On Wednesday, November 22, the MRC of Vaudreuil-Soulanges Council unanimously elected Patrick Bousez, Mayor of the Municipality of Rivière-Beaudette as Prefect of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC.

The council's elected representatives also appointed, without opposition, Yvan Cardinal, Mayor of the Town of Pincourt, as Deputy Prefect of the MRC.

"It is an immense honor for me to have been elected by the mayors of Vaudreuil-Soulanges to represent them as prefect. I pledge to invest all the time and energy needed to advance our regional issues and ensure the development of the region responsibly,” Bousez following his election.

Bousez has been mayor of the municipality of Rivière-Beaudette since 2009. Since joining the MRC council, he has been involved in many committees including the Administrative Committee, the Fire and Civil Safety Committee, the table Regional Fire and Civil Security, the Economic Development Table, the Economic Development and Diversification Committee, and the Communications Committee.

"As deputy warden of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC, I offer my full cooperation to the prefect in carrying out his duties," said Cardinal. “We will be following regional issues closely and I am convinced that together we can achieve great things.”

“I think Patrick is an excellent choice as prefect,” St. Lazare Mayor Robert Grimaudo told Your Local Journal following the meeting. “I look forward to working with him for the next two years.”

Yvan Cardinal has been Mayor of the City of Pincourt since 2009. Since joining the Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC council, he has served as deputy warden from 2010 to 2013 and from 2014 to 2015. Moreover, Cardinal has been involved in numerous committees such as the Administrative Committee, the Public Safety Committee, the Fire and Civil Safety Committee, the Sustainable Social Development Policy Committee and the Economic Development Committee.

About the Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC

The Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC brings together the 23 municipalities of its 855 km² territory, which extends from l’Île-Perrot to the Ontario border. Led by its Prefect Patrick Bousez, the mission of the MRC aims at the consultation, planning, and management of the development of its territory according to the principles of sustainable development. Its role of leader and convener for the main stakeholders of the territory facilitates the coordination of regional actions in four spheres: planning, development, services to municipalities and services to citizens. The key words of the MRC are to plan, concur and act. For more information, visit

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