Unveiling of the Program
It is during a simple and unpretentious event that the candidates of the Parti de l’action de Vaudreuil-Dorion (PAVD) unveiled their program for the next mandate which they hope to secure from the citizens of Vaudreuil-Dorion.
Close to 200 people gathered at the Opticentre Saint-Jean-Baptiste to hear mayoral candidate, Guy Pilon, host the evening and take turns discussing with members of the team. The same eight candidates who announced they were running under the PAVD banner on February 28, officially submitted their candidacy papers earlier this week; a testament to the strength and unity within the team. “A team is something that takes shape and that you develop by working together,” stated Guy Pilon.
During a free flowing discussion, highlighting each candidate’s interests, Guy Pilon encouraged them to present elements of the party’s platform. “I am proud to have such a strong pool of candidates join me in this election. Each of them brings professional, community and volunteer experiences and leadership skills to the table that strengthen our collective drive to contribute to Vaudreuil-Dorion’s well-being,” said Guy Pilon.
Six (6) core themes will motivate the team’s actions over the next few years:
- Municipal democracy, administration and communications
- Urban planning: transportation and infrastructure
- Families and quality of life
- Economic Development
- The environment, green space, and water
- Culture and recreation
In addition to the numerous orientations presented in the program, it is the party leader who confirmed the four (4) formal commitments that the team will deliver on in the next mandate:
- Provide citizens with a natural space on the Père de Ste-Croix land (near l’Île aux Tourtes) which belongs to the City.
- Formalize our Intergenerational Family Policy.
- Ensure pedestrian links between the following streets: des Nénuphars and Émile-Bouchard, and des Muguets and des Asters.
- Implement a First Responders Program to support efforts to improve the safety of all residents.
A balance of leadership, experience and integrity is what distinguishes this team from its opponents in the upcoming election. Strong with four new female candidates who have joined the party for this election, they have differing backgrounds that will bring a new voice to the table. But it is also the experience and knowledge acquired over the years by the incumbent candidates that future decisions will be taken with a strong understanding of municipal files.
“I am proud to have grandparents on my team. They have experienced all the different stages of life and now see their children and grandchildren face the challenges of today. They strengthen my team,” concluded Guy Pilon.
All the candidates will be present on the ground, during public events and going door-to-door to meet with citizens and talk about past accomplishments and projects moving forward which they want to implement in the city where they wish to pursue their political engagement.