The Vaudreuil-Dorion Action Party was authorized on September 1, 1998 by the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec (DGEQ) following a request from a group of citizens. Among their objectives were:
- To form a party that would promote all residents’ participation in the sound management of municipal affairs
- To bring together those wishing to promote the political, economic, civic, social and cultural progress of the municipality
- To present candidates who would respect the identity and needs of each of the districts in the municipality of Vaudreuil-Dorion.
These citizens wanted to establish a team that would work harmoniously for the well-being of the City’s residents. They wanted, as a team, to lay down development guidelines for Vaudreuil-Dorion that would meet the needs of residents in all districts.
They were confident that by working as a team and respecting all individuals, they would be able to develop the municipality by giving it an administrative structure that reflects its evolution.
Nearly 20 years later, the Vaudreuil-Dorion Action Party is proud of the accomplishments of the women and men who have been elected to Municipal Council. Every individual who devoted time and effort to participating in municipal democracy, contributed to Vaudreuil-Dorion’s progress and turned it into a city renowned for its quality of life and dazzling growth.
First row (from left to right) : François Séguin (District #2), Guy Pilon (Candidate for Mayor), Céline Chartier (District #4)
Second row (from left to right) : Jasmine Sharma (District #3), Paul Dumoulin (District #8), Diane Morin (District #5), Gabriel Parent (District #6), Josée Clément (District #1), Paul M.Normand (District #7)
The average age of the population
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.
6 new priorities :
- Municipal democracy, governance, and communications.
- Transportation, infrastructure, and urbanism.
- Families and quality of living.
- Economic development.
- Environment, green spaces, and water
- Culture and recreation
Vaudreuil-Dorion is a city that has changed enormously, first because of the voluntary merger of Dorion and Vaudreuil. That stage of its history required utmost coordination between the two cities to create a unity between two entities.
Long-time residents are often nostalgic, whereas newcomers have chosen the city for what it is now. Everyone has a different vision of what the city is or should be.
The challenge is to remain united in our evolving city, which is one of Quebec’s major agglomerations.
The City of Vaudreuil-Dorion offers a wide range of information on its website to give residents precise and accurate facts about its services. It also contains the portrait of the City: https://www.ville.vaudreuil-dorion.qc.ca/fr/la-ville/information/portrait-de-la-ville.
Statistics Canada provides geographic perspectives based on census data that enable us to take a closer look at the social makeup of the City and better understand the diverse and changing environment in which we live.
Check the statistics
Municipal government is the political level closest to the citizen. It impacts directly on our daily lives, if only because of the urban development that surrounds us, or the wastewater treatment managed by the City. However, it should not be forgotten that certain responsibilities devolve upon the Municipalité régionale de comté (Regional County Municipality) of Vaudreuil-Soulanges, www.mrcvs.ca, where the Mayor of Vaudreuil-Dorion has a seat at the table to discuss major regional planning decisions.
Because of its proximity to Montréal, the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion is also part of the Communauté métropolitaine, www.cmm.qc.ca, and must fulfill certain obligations to which all members of the group are subject. Population density, public transit and development guidelines are all subjects that are discussed around this table.