Mayor Pierre Brodeur will not be seeking a second term in the next municipal elections
The mayor of Saint-Lambert, Pierre Brodeur, announced at the city council meeting on April 19 that he would not be running in the November municipal elections.
“In 2017, I ran for mayor with the greatest enthusiasm. I had the necessary motivation and a strong conviction that I could contribute to the development of our beautiful city. I still believe today in the dynamism of our community and the amazing living environment it provides. I now feel that it is mission accomplished, and I am ready to pass the torch to my successor. It is therefore with my mind at ease that tonight I announce my decision to leave the political arena at the end of my term,” stated Mr. Brodeur.
The work continues
Pierre Brodeur nonetheless intends to make the most of his last few months in office to advance a number of files he regards as important, as he himself explains: “I will continue to serve as mayor with the same diligence and commitment through to the end of my term. When I took office, I set myself a number of goals. I wanted to create wealth for our city, and will have achieved this mainly through the renovation project of the old Anglican church and the adoption of a specific urban land-use program for the Saint-Charles sector. The sustainable development plan and revamping of the urban land-use plan will also become invaluable tools for the long-term sustainability of our municipality. I am therefore committed to completing these structuring projects over the next few months.”
“Another of my goals when I took office was to create harmonious and constructive relationships with our various partners. Having rebuilt bridges with Ville de Montréal and Parc Jean-Drapeau, we succeeded in reaching an agreement whose positive impacts our community will start to feel this summer. I intend to follow up on this matter and keep the communication channels open between our administrations. Regarding the Agglomération de Longueuil, from now on we will be holding constructive talks and I will continue my representations about the fiscal imbalance, as I firmly believe that we can achieve an equitable solution for all,” continued the mayor.
“Lastly, I shall remain involved in our community and continue making decisions for our collective good. It is of the utmost importance that we continue to value volunteering, support organizations that are essential to the vitality of our community, welcome new residents, and offer quality services. These will all be among my priorities for the rest of my term,” added Mr. Brodeur.
A reasoned decision
Mayor Brodeur decided not to run in the next elections for a number of reasons, including the following: “The municipal government must examine its conscience and endeavour to refocus on what really matters; it must take a distance from the social media to ensure that it acts in the best interests of the municipality. I congratulate the Union des municipalités du Québec for having addressed this problem -- which unfortunately appears to be fairly widespread -- and for working to promote respect in democracy. I also urge my successor to continue in this direction by ensuring compliance with the code of ethics and professional conduct. Respecting this code is essential if we are to create a feeling of confidence that allows each and every person to freely express his or her views and to move projects forward in a constructive and heathy environment.”
“In closing, I wish to thank you, my fellow citizens, for the confidence you have placed in me over the past few years. It has always been the good of the community that has guided me in my decisions. I further wish to underscore the work done by the municipal team. Without it, it would have been impossible to carry out so many projects and to handle the impacts of COVID-19. Together, we succeeded in maintaining investments and quality of service, while also maintaining tight control over expenditures and respecting our ability to pay,” stated the mayor.
“However, it is not yet time to say goodbye, and you can rest assured that I will remain present on the job to serve you and safeguard your interests from now until next November,” concluded Mr. Brodeur.