Twelve volunteers selected for the Verdun and Southwest Good Neighbourly Relations Committee

Signature on the Saint-Laurent (SSL) is proud to announce that seven residents of Verdun and five from the Southwest borough have been selected to form the Good Neighbourly Relations Committee for the New Champlain Bridge Corridor Project, which has the principal mandate of sharing information about the work underway and to come.

Borough of Verdun

  • Seraya Speer
  • Philippe Dubeau
  • Hubert Fortin
  • Ann-Marie Gagné
  • François Labelle
  • Billy Walsh, business community
  • Mario Langlois, community organizations

Southwest Borough

  • Natacha Alexandroff
  • Sarah Chouinard
  • Daniel Brasseur
  • Michael Ryan Wiseman, business community
  • Marie-Sophie Banville, community organizations

In collaboration with the Verdun and Southwest boroughs, SSL launched a call for candidates this fall. People with an interest in participating could register online or using a paper form. The goal was to recruit residents, people from the business community and people from community organizations in each borough.

Over 50 people stepped forward. The selection committee evaluated the candidates on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Geographic proximity to the work
  • Availability
  • Involvement with the community
  • Capacity to relay information

SSL wants to thank everyone who demonstrated an interest in contributing to one of the biggest infrastructure projects underway in North America.

In addition to the volunteer members selected, the Good Neighbourly Relations Committee includes an SSL representative, a representative of the borough of Verdun, the mayor or a councillor, a representative of the Southwest borough, the mayor or a councillor, a representative of the Ville de Montréal and finally a representative of Infrastructure Canada.

A start-up meeting was held on November 26 to give the committee members the opportunity to meet one another and review the project, the committee’s mandate and the operating rules.

The meetings of the Good Neighbourly Relations Committee will be held in public, and anyone who is interested is welcome to attend. The first meeting will take place on February 3, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. Further details will be released early in the new year.