Dor­val can­di­dates for coun­cil seats

Le Messager Lachine & Dorval - - ACTUALITÉS -

Get up to date on your choices for the co­ming mu­ni­ci­pal elec­tion – here is a brief over­view of your can­di­dates. Ro­bert Long­tin, In­de­pendent. Since 2008, his wife and him have li­ved and rai­sed their th­ree chil­dren in Dor­val. He feels that, as an in­de­pendent coun­ci­lor, he can have a po­si­tive im­pact. He en­sures that mu­tual goals and prio­ri­ties are up for dis­cus­sion and that he will main­tain and even in­crease green spaces, har­mo­nize new hou­sing de­ve­lop­ment and com­mu­ni­cate to Coun­cil all concerns.

Mike Niz­zo­la, In­de­pendent. He is a mar­ried fa­ther of th­ree who owns and ope­rates two small bu­si­nesses. He is a fix­ture at all ci­ty coun­cil mee­tings, par­ti­ci­pa­ting ac­ti­ve­ly du­ring ques­tion per­iod. His prio­ri­ties will be to main­tain and im­prove the qua­li­ty of life for ci­ti­zens by ma­king ur­ban plan­ning, the en­vi­ron­ment, the Dor­val Vil­lage and ap­pro­priate spen­ding the foun­da­tion of all de­ci­sion ma­king. He wants to make ci­ti­zens’ rights a prio­ri­ty over those of de­ve­lo­pers, contrac­tors and spe­cial in­ter­est groups. Paul Tru­deau, In­de­pendent. A re­sident of Dor­val since 1980, he wor­ked 40 years as a ci­vil ser­vant in the fi­nance de­part­ment un­til he re­ti­red to run for of­fice. The fa­ther of two

and recent grand­fa­ther wants to see more pu­blic parks and bet­ter ma­na­ge­ment. If elec­ted as Coun­ci­lor, he will of­fer one third of his sa­la­ry to or­ga­ni­za­tions that serve the Dor­val po­pu­la­tion. He would choose among a list that Jane Ra­j­ca, Di­rec­tor of Dor­val Com­mu­ni­ty Aid, would re­com­mend.

Claude Va­li­quet, Ac­tion Dor­val . Dor­val ho­meow­ner since 1989 and coun­ci­lor since 2005, he has a thir­ty year ex­pe­rience in sales/ mar­ke­ting/ bu­si­ness de­ve­lop­ment. As Coun­ci­lor, he was Chair of Dor­val Traf­fic Com­mit­tee, VP of the Mu­seum, Board Mem­ber at Golf Dor­val, mem­ber on Com­mit­tees and non-pro­fits. If elec­ted, one of his up­co­ming man­dates will be to work on the re­vi­ta­li­za­tion of Dor­val Main streets in or­der to at­tract new bu­si­nesses and in­crease customer ap­peal. Pas­cal Brault, In­de­pendent. Fa­mi­ly man, he is a fa­ther of th­ree boys, a tea­cher at Col­lege Sainte-anne and is in­vol­ved in his com­mu­ni­ty. Through direct contact and ac­tive lis­te­ning to concerns and needs, he has draf­ted a 5

goal plat­form. In­crea­sed neigh­bo­rhood sa­fe­ty, bet­ter plan­ning of parks and green spaces, adapt re­crea­tio­nal ac­ti­vi­ties to the needs of the ci­ti­zen, im­ple­ment an ac­tive mo­bi­li­ty plan and sound ma­na­ge­ment of pu­blic fi­nances en­su­ring a low tax rate and high qua­li­ty of ser­vices.

Mi­chel He­bert, Ac­tion Dor­val . He has spent his en­tire life in Dor­val. Re­ti­red from an in­ter­na­tio­nal construc­tion ma­te­rial dis­tri­bu­tor af­ter 36 years, he has been an Ac­tion Dor­val coun­cil­lor for the last 12 years. He has al­so been pre­sident of Dor­val His­to­ri­cal So­cie­ty, vice-pre­sident of Golf Dor­val and trea­su­rer of the Dor­val Mu­seum, vice-pre­sident of Mai­son Do­nal­da-boyer and mem­ber of the Ci­ty em­ployees ad­vi­so­ry pen­sion plan Com­mit­tee. He wants to re­duce mu­ni­ci­pal tax bill of ave­rage house by 2.5% in 2018 and main­tain sound ma­na­ge­ment of fi­nan­cial si­tua­tion. Da­niel Da Chao, In­de­pen­dant. He has wor­ked di­li­gent­ly as a vo­lun­teer for 20 years and Coun­ci­lor for 12. He qua­li­fies him­self as a per­son of in­te­gri­ty. He be­lieves in ac­coun­ta­bi­li­ty and fair­ness in his dea­lings with all ci­ti­zens. Dor­val should create job and bu­si­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties ac­cor­ding to him, and sub­si­dize ma­jor dwel­ling im­pro­ve­ments, mo­der­nize the com­mer­cial sec­tor, pro­tect green spaces, and in­vest in ma­king the com­mu­ni­ty a bet­ter place to live, love and shop in.

Clau­dio Di­lo­ren­zo, In­de­pen­dant. A 25 year re­sident, he is an in­vest­ment bro­ker and ban­ker who gra­dua­ted from Con­cor­dia Uni­ver­si­ty. His prio­ri­ties in­clude re­vi­ta­li­zing

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