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Action Laval would increase police presence if elected

Martin C. Barry Presenting his party’s commitments for public security in the City of Laval if he is elected, Action Laval mayoral candidate Jean-Claude Gobé said last week that under his administration Laval “will become...
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ML seeks to maintain its momentum for re-election

Martin C. Barry The Mouvement Lavallois is running on its record of sound financial management, while promising to pursue reforms started four years ago when they were first elected, says incumbent mayor Marc Demers. Continuing the...
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David De Cotis launches re-election campaign

Martin C. Barry More than 700 devoted followers of the Mouvement Lavallois turned out at the Embassy Plaza on Aug. 28 to help launch the 2017 election campaign of the man credited as the party’s...
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Mouvement Lavallois seeks re-election

Martin C. Barry As the first municipal administration in the City of Laval since the lamentable end of the Vaillancourt era, Mayor Marc Demers and the Mouvement Lavallois are running for re-election on a record...
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Mayoral aspirant Baudelot hopes to guide Avenir Laval to victory

Martin C. Barry “You are probably asking yourselves what I’m doing up front here,” Chomedey Liberal MNA Guy Ouellette said to an audience of a few hundred people while introducing Sonia Baudelot, Avenir Laval’s mayoralty...
Quebec Minister Responsible for the Laval Region Francine Charbonneau announced on Monday the priorities for the development of projects to promote Laval through sustainability and social economy, with a total of nearly $1.7 million in subsidies available to winning project bidders.

Project developers sought to raise Laval’s image ‘sustainably’

Martin C. Barry Groups and businesses from Laval who may be interested in applying for subsidies for projects promoting Laval from the point of view of sustainable development and social economy have until mid-September and...
Laval’s assistant city manager Clément Bilodeau is seen here holding a thick bound copy of the city’s new master urban plan.

Laval adopts a new master urban and development plan

Martin C. Barry Three years after elected officials with the City of Laval decided to provide the city with a brand new master urban plan starting from scratch, the final version of the document was...
Jean-Claude Gobé, leader of Action Laval, questions the mayor during the most recent city council meeting.

Action Laval accused of abusing city council’s question period

Martin C. Barry Action Laval, the official opposition party in Laval city council, was heavily criticized during the Aug. 8 council meeting by partisans of the governing Mouvement Lavallois as well as the Parti Laval,...

Place-du-Souvenir appointee was Vaillancourt’s political attaché

Martin C. Barry EXCLUSIVE The Laval News has learned that one of the people recently appointed by Mayor Marc Demers to the city’s new Place-du-Souvenir Fund committee was herself at one time a political attaché for...
Mayor Marc Demers announces the consultative committee's plans for the fund.

Laval announces plan for Vaillancourt’s $10 million

Martin C. Barry Officials with the City of Laval have come up with a way to put that $10 million they succeeded in reclaiming from disgraced former mayor Gilles Vaillancourt to good use. Beginning next year,...
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