Parti de l’action de Vaudreuil-Dorion unveils upcoming municipal election candidates
By John Jantak
PHOTO COURTESY PARTI DE L’ACTION
(Left to right, rear) Gabriel Parent, District 6; Paul M. Normand, District 7; François Séguin, District 2; Diane Morin, District 5; Paul Dumoulin, District 8;
(Left to right, front) Karine Lechasseur, District 4; Mayor Guy Pilon, Jasmine Sharma, District 3; Luc Marsan, District 1.
The board of directors of the Parti de l’action de Vaudreuil-Dorion (PAVD) has confirmed that nine candidates including incumbent Mayor Guy Pilon will run under the party banner in the upcoming municipal election slated for early November.
With all the large-scale municipal projects expected in the coming years, the team will keep Mayor Pilon at the helm who will be seeking re-election for a final mandate. “The global pandemic has made it challenging for us to complete all the projects we had hoped to accomplish in the last two years,” Pilon told The Journal.
“With the increased cost of materials, the challenges of managing labour supply and the planning of municipal infrastructure in light of the new hospital’s arrival, I believe that my experience and the diligence with which I have fulfilled my responsibilities over the past few years are critical and necessary to ensure stability during these tumultuous times,” the mayor added.
Two new PAVD candidates
Two current municipal councillors will not seek re-election – District 1 Councillor Josée Clément and District 6 Councillor Céline Chartier. Candidate Luc Marsan will run for councillor in District 1 and candidate Karine Lechasseur will seek the council seat in District 6.
Marsan is a long-time resident of the district. As a father and member of the community, he hopes to share his knowledge and to invest himself in his community while discovering the municipal landscape and its vast obligations.
Lechasseur is a commercial real-estate broker and has been a resident of the neighbourhood for over eight years. Politics has been a passion for this mother and entrepreneur who also worked for 10 years with Développement Vaudreuil-Soulanges.
Harmonious economic development and change management are matters Lechasseur considers important, especially providing residents with a safe living environment that embodies the best urban planning practices
Six councillors seeking re-election
The six PAVD candidates seeking re-election to council are François Séguin (District 2), Jasmine Sharma (District 3), Diane Morin (District 5), Gabriel Parent (District 6), Paul M. Normand (District 7) and Paul Dumoulin (District 8).
“We are very happy with the individuals we have brought together as a team,” said Pilon. “We have a good mix of experience, with candidates who have a range of public service years under their belt, as well as new faces who want to share their own experiences for the benefit of the community.
“The fact that we have parents of young children and teenagers also attests to the importance we have given to family issues over the last mandate where we adopted the family and seniors policy,” Pilon added.
Accolades for Councillor Chartier
The mayor also acknowledged the contributions made to the city by Councillor Chartier who will complete her second consecutive mandate which will conclude 20 years of public service. Her many notable accomplishments include contributions she made to the merger of Dorion and Vaudreuil over 25 years ago and she has witnessed all the changes and transformations in her community.
The Parti de l’action de Vaudreuil-Dorion was founded in 1998. Since then, a team has been formed for each municipal election in the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion. The team is composed of people with public administration experience as well as new candidates. Citizens looking to follow the campaign can visit the website at www.pavd.ca or at www.facebook.com/PAVD2021.