CHANTAL RAYMOND, Independent Candidate, Claude Ryan District
I invite you all to participate in municipal life, to live in a community that emulates us and reaches our expectations.
To defend and maximize our district’s power, ensuring that the quality of life that we have chosen here by living in Outremont is preserved and improved upon : VOILÀ L’ESSENTIEL!
I am running as an independent candidate and I am convinced that this is the best way to represent you locally. We must elect people committed to working together towards ONE ONLY GOAL : THE WELL-BEING OF THE CITIZENS OF OUR MUNICIPALITY.
I am very conscious of the state of our environment. Together, through many small individual and collective gestures, we can make important changes :
1. Preserving the quality of our built environment.
2. Strengthen culture, through the Robert-Bourassa Library, the Outremont Theater and the many parks, all of which benefit our students and our elders.
3. Maintain and develop sports facilities for the health and well-being of all.
4. Encourage involvement in community efforts such as recycling and reusable composting.
5. Create, with the members of our community who are interested, green lanes to promote community life and improve the quality of life of young families.
6. Ensure security on our streets and in our alleys, especially for our young people and our elders.
7. Encourage involvement in the creation of community activities: neighbors’ party and others, historical and architectural tours of the borough, etc.
8. Develop commercial streets to be occupied by local shops, accessible to residents by foot or bicycle, and a parking lot for visitors.
9. Modernize and respect our urban planning by-laws in line with our current reality.
10. Ensure that each project respects our peace of mind, in harmony with the mix of occupancy – residences, shops and offices.
11- Establish a culture of service within administration.
My personal and career PATH : Who am I?
For over forty years, I have lived and raised my six children in our neighborhood of Outremont. My grandparents and my parents also lived here.
With an architectural background, I worked in urban renewal and was awarded the HABITAS prize in 1987 for a 14-unit housing project on Saint-Urbain Street. Currently, I am involved in real estate in Outremont.
From 1991 to 1995, I was a municipal councilor, and then sat as Chair of the Urban Planning Advisory Committee (UAC).
In this capacity, I was involved in the development of various projects: the Robert-Bourassa library with its art gallery, Théâtre Outremont and HLM Justine Lacoste on Bernard Avenue. These achievements continue to contribute significantly to Outremont’s quality of life .
I piloted the file of the yard with the representatives of the Canadian Pacific, and I was the instigator of the parks school-city (Querbes, Stanislas) which benefits our young people outside the school days.
I sat on the Mount Royal Park – the Lungs of the city, adjacent to our borough –
committee to preserve its extraordinary quality, promote its accessibility and ensure its conservation.
I also helped set up a dog park, moving the old snow deposit to another location.
I have been involved in various community organizations:
Member of the provisional board of directors of the CLSC Outremont-Ville Mont-Royal.
Member of the Board of Directors of Destination Habitat, a non-profit organization dedicated to renovating low-cost housing.
Founding member and treasurer of IFACEF, a non-profit organization that offers a wide range of services to children and families.
Member of the board of the Auberge du Nouveau Chemin, which supports women with alcohol and drug addiction problems.
Member of the board of directors of La Clairière, a public reception center for young boys with difficulties aged six to twelve years.