Our Priorities

After many weeks of canvassing door-to-door in our nice corner of the city, discussing with many of you, certain priorities clearly emerged. I will continue to tour the district to meet as many other residents as I can and discuss these with them, especially if I have not met them yet. But at this stage of the campaign, it is now time to present to you the priorities on which we will work together for the next 4 years if you give me your confidence next November 5th. You will find here the major themes of this platform, but know that you can find much more details on each of them on my Website. Here they are:


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  • Giving The City Back To Its People:
    • A full-time counselor; available and accessible to listen to you.
    • Improve communications with citizens of the Lucerne ward.
    • Favor good relations with other levels of governments.
    • Develop the online services offered by the City of Gatineau. (For example: WIFI service in city hockey rinks, City Hall and service centers; alert warnings broadcasting apps, online permit requests, etc.).
    • Faster, efficient and good quality administrative services.
    • Provide information kits for newcomers on by-laws of the City.

  • Increase sense of security:
    • Improve road signage (line painting on roads in the district, pedestrian paths, etc…).
    • Speed reduction to 30 KM/H on some residential streets.
    • Speed reduction strategies for streets identified as high risks and with high volume pedestrian usage.
    • Improved police presence in neighbourhoods and around public places.
    • Continue to establish safe school corridors, particularly around new schools.

  • Improve access to public transport and active transportation:
    • Create new bus routes and increase line frequency.
    • Adapt STO services to the needs of students.
    • Plan for a new STO service center in the Aylmer sector.
    • Improve development of STO bus shelters.
    • Better alignment between STO and OC Transpo.
    • Make the STO data available on ‘Google Maps’.
    • Adapt the creation of new bike lanes to the public transit network.
  • Protecting our environment:
    •     Preserve the Boucher Forest and make it more accessible.
    • Support citizen initiatives in environmental protection.
    • Make available the existing sorting centres in the city during the weekend.
    • Create green spaces and improve the landscaping on main arteries (eg Wilfrid Lavigne, Boulevard des Allumettières, Chemin Klock, etc.).
    • Work in favour of building an ecocentre in the Aylmer sector.
    • Support the transition to electric vehicles for the City of Gatineau.
  • Support economic development and monitor the management of public finances:
    • Support and promote the deployment of a more attractive commercial offer in the shopping center sector, the economic heart of the Lucerne district.
    • Avoid undue tax increases.
    • Ensure the collected taxes are rigorously administered.
    • Better control of the city’s expenditures and investments.

  • Supervise development and urbanization:
    • Work for real estate development that respects the history, the environment and the population of the Aylmer sector.
    • Conduct public consultations on real estate development and zoning changes to improve social approval.
    • Improve planning for the district’s development to slow down urban sprawl.

  • Develop our infrastructures, our activities and our leisure activities:
    • Work with the school board to speed up the construction of the new high school and better plan for the need for new schools.
    • A more inclusive vision for providing sports and recreation services that also considers people with special needs (eg. disabled, autistic, elderly and retired people).
    • Keep track of school board schedules (francophone and Anglophone) in programming sports and recreation activities.
    • Work in favour of a possible sports complex in the district including a multisports field.
    • Safe development, maintenance, adequate lighting and cleaning of parks and playgrounds.
    • Re-asphalt, brighten and secure Klock Road safely.

  • Support and invest in community development:
    • Promote and support developing neighbourhood associations.
    • Accompany community organizations, including those that provide services to our seniors.
    • Work in favor of a youth centre in the sector.
    • Work to support a house of associations in Gatineau.

  • Clearing our streets in the winter with greater speed and efficiency:
    • Ensure rapid snow removal on main arteries, secondary and local streets.
    •   Speed-up snow removal of school corridors, sidewalks and pedestrian walkways.
    •   Ensure the availability and proper operation of snow removal equipment in the area.