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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,...
Mayor Marc Demers

More than $129,000 saved for election

Mouvement Lavallois has more than $129,000 saved for election Martin C. Barry The Mouvement Lavallois, the party led by Mayor Marc Demers which currently dominates Laval city council, is entering the final stretch before the next...
François Legault trades sovereignty for economic nationalism

François Legault trades sovereignty for economic nationalism

Martin C. Barry As a co-founder and leader of the Coalition Avenir Québec, François Legault leads a political party which currently ranks third in seats in the Quebec National Assembly. While the CAQ has taken...
‘This is something that is going to diminish our political clout,’ says Hellenic Community of Greater Montreal president

Petition to stop the split of Greek vote

Martin C. Barry Several members of the Quebec National Assembly from western Laval have started a petition supporting the Hellenic Community of Greater Montreal’s bid to persuade the Quebec Electoral Commission to abandon a plan...
Vimy Liberal MP Eva Nassif for federal government’s New Horizons program.

Ottawa allots nearly $125,000 to six community groups

Martin C. Barry Vimy Liberal MP Eva Nassif announced last week that six non-profit organizations in western Laval will be receiving a total of $124,691 from the federal government in the coming months to carry...
Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard

Quebec Liberal Party marks 150th birthday at Laval event

Martin C. Barry Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard joined hundreds of members of the Quebec Liberal Party in a celebration at the Embassy Plaza last week marking an historic moment in the PLQ’s history – the...
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