On July 19, Mayor Marlene Cordato welcomed the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada and Minister of Finance, Ms. Chrystia Freeland, to the City Hall during her visit to Boisbriand. For the occasion, the mayoress of Boisbriand was accompanied by Liza Poulin, deputy mayor of Blainville, and Mr. Patrick Charbonneau, deputy mayor of Mirabel.
“We are very honored to have been able to meet and discuss with the Minister the economic recovery of our region. The challenges of the Lower Laurentians are numerous and I believe that our three cities are very representative of regional needs in terms of employment and the economy,” said the mayor of Boisbriand.
During the meeting, the three elected municipal officials were able to present the issues facing corporate citizens to Minister Freeland in this period of post-pandemic economic recovery. “The Minister was very sensitive to our concerns and the challenges facing our businesses. The strong presence of industries, retail businesses and restaurants in our three cities offers a great diversity of jobs; it is therefore essential to preserve the economic dynamism of our region”, clarified Ms. Cordato.
The labor shortage, access to structuring public transport, the extension of Highway 13, the reduction of greenhouse gases (GHGs) by increasing the modal share of public transport, support for community organizations and the promotion of volunteer work were the subject of discussions. The meeting was followed by a press conference by Minister Freeland during which the three elected officials had the opportunity to briefly address the national press.