The MRC de Thérèse-De Blainville announced the election of Eric Westram, mayor of Rosemère, as its prefect during the ordinary meeting of the council of mayors which took place on November 24. The latter will therefore chair the council of the MRC, which has had a significant growth in recent years thanks to diverse economic development activities, the management of the Regions and the Rurality Fund, the administration of the emergency aid fund to SMEs-Covid-19s and the exercise of new responsibilities in terms of culture, heritage, planning, environment, and territorial and regional development. Also, the warden, Mr. Eric Westram, will represent the MRC de Thérèse-De Blainville to the CMM.
Mr. Eric Westram succeeds the mayor of Blainville, Mr. Richard Perreault, who has held this position since 2017. “I would like to thank the members of the MRC council for their confidence in me and I will be proud to carry and develop the territorial, regional and metropolitan files which concern us, with their support, that of our general manager, Mr. Kamal El-Batal and his team. It is an honor for me to take the reins of the MRC and to continue the work accomplished to date. Mr. Richard Perreault has always defended the interests of the MRC and has shown a constant concern for the cohesion and development of the territory of the MRC, the northern crown, and the Laurentians region in general. He has been a leading player in our community and deserves our full recognition,” said Eric Westram.
Ms. Julie Boivin elected Prefect-substitute
The members of the MRC council also announced that at their last meeting on November 24, Ms. Julie Boivin, mayor of the City of Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines was elected to the post of substitute prefect for a period starting on November 24, 2021 and ending on November 29, 2023.
It should be remembered that the substitute prefect exercises all the functions of the prefect in his absence, including chairing council meetings and various representation activities. Ms. Boivin will sit on certain regional committees on behalf of the MRC.
About the MRC of Thérèse-De Blainville
The MRC of Thérèse-De Blainville is located on the North Shore of Montreal. It is one of the MRCs constituents of the Montreal Metropolitan Community (CMM) and is also the gateway to the Laurentians region. Its population is close to 165,000 inhabitants spread over an area of 207 km2 and in seven (7) cities: Blainville, Boisbriand, Bois-des-Filion, Lorraine, Rosemère, Sainte-Annedes-Plaines and Sainte-Thérèse. It is a territory that offers the advantages of the attractiveness of both the Metropolitan region and the Laurentians. In addition to the fact that the MRC is served by a suburban train line, by three stations and by many bus routes, it is also serviced by three highways (A13, A15, A640 and very soon A19) and the Rivière des Mille-Îles.