Pointe-Claire to choose new mayor - first in 15 yrs
With the retirement of long time mayor Bill McMurchie Point-Claire residents will be choosing a new mayor for the first time in more than a decade on November 3.
The candidates may have some big shoes to fill with Pointe-Claire having the reputation of being one of the best West Island run municipalities.
Residents will have to decide how much change they want as the two, very different candidates, step up to the plate.
“Experience in the position of mayor is quite essential,” Morris Trudeau, who's been a city councillor for 15 years, told CJAD.
“All the mayors in the past have had experience as councillor before becoming mayor.”
“I just think it’s time for change and some new energy," John Belvedere, who’s a former real estate agent and has experience in business and with school commissions, told CJAD.
"Pointe-Claire is a great city, the foundation is there but what I’m hearing for the people is that they want a breath of fresh air,”
Both candidates say; if elected, they'll fight to maintain the control of Pointe-Claire’s water treatment plant, among other things.
Trudeau said he has a plan to develop the industrial park and Belvedere says he's a doer who wants to get the community involved.
Pointe-Claire residents will also be choosing at least two new city councillors.