The leader of Ensemble Montréal, Mr. Denis Coderre, unveiled today the candidates who will run in the boroughs of Pierrefonds-Roxboro and Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève for the municipal elections scheduled for next November.
At a press conference held earlier this morning, Mr. Coderre announced that Mr. Dimitrios Jim Beis, Mayor of Pierrefonds-Roxboro, will seek the confidence of the population for a third term. City Councillors Catherine Clément-Talbot and Benoit Langevin, as well as Borough Councillor Louise Leroux, will also run for re-election under the Ensemble Montréal banner in their respective districts. Known for his valuable community involvement during the flood crisis of 2017 and 2019, and since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, Mr. Daniel Khoury joins the team by running for Borough Councillor in the Cap-Saint-Jacques district.
The citizens of Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève will be able to meet Stéphane Côté, financial advisor and volunteer for various organizations in the borough, who will run for mayor. The Ensemble Montréal team will also grow with the arrival of Ms. Danielle Myrand, who is very involved in the community, in the Pierre-Foretier district; Mr. Richard Bélanger, who has long been involved in municipal politics, in the Jacques-Bizard district and Alain Wilson, who is involved in the associative and sports community, in the Denis-Benjamin-Viger district. Suzanne Marceau also shared her desire to continue her extraordinary work as a borough councillor in the Sainte-Geneviève district.
“West Island residents will be able to count on candidates who have already distinguished themselves by their dedication to Montrealers and we intend to give a strong voice to these two boroughs. Dimitrios Jim Beis has made Pierrefonds-Roxboro a borough with a strong community spirit and a sense of belonging, and I know that he will continue to work hard to serve its citizens well. For his part, Stéphane Côté will be able to restore the prestige of the office of mayor on Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève. We will not hide it: he will have a lot of work to do, but he has all the qualifications and sensitivity necessary to address the many concerns of residents,” said the leader of Ensemble Montréal, Denis Coderre.
Dimitrios Jim Beis at work in Pierrefonds-Roxboro
Whether it is in terms of civil security, particularly during the recent floods, in terms of modernization and improvement of infrastructure, Dimitrios Jim Beis is on all fronts since he was elected in 2013 to improve the quality of life of citizens. While he is pleased with the work he has begun, a third term would allow him to move into higher gear, especially in economic development.
“The borough’s landscape will change with the arrival of the REM. We will have to ensure development intelligently and with tact. Citizens can trust me: I know the borough like the back of my hand and I know the limits to be established in order to ensure the economic vitality of the sector while respecting the living environment of the residents,” said the outgoing mayor of the borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro and candidate for Ensemble Montréal, Dimitrios Jim Beis.
Stéphane Côté committed to Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève
Ensemble Montréal is pleased to be able to count on Stéphane Côté, who has been involved for several years with various organizations on Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève. In addition to having managed volunteer teams during the 2017 and 2019 floods, he has organized a field hockey game for the past three years to benefit the fight against poverty. Familiar with the needs of the community, as well as municipal politics, he will be able to address a multitude of issues while rebuilding trust in borough hall.
“I am so proud to be part of the Ensemble Montréal team. I had the chance to work as a borough councillor for four years and the successes at the mayor’s office in the last few years have motivated me to take the plunge again, this time aiming higher in order to be able to make the necessary changes to offer the services that the citizens deserve. I know that I’m on the right team to be supported in my endeavours,” said Stéphane Côté, candidate for mayor in the borough of Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève.
Ensemble Montréal would also like to thank Mr. Yves Gignac, who will end his mandate as borough councillor in Pierrefonds-Roxboro in November after eight years of remarkable work in the service of the residents of the Cap-Saint-Jacques district.