A new municipal political party in Lachute now has a full slate of candidates for this November’s election. 

On September 2, Vision Lachute Leader and mayoral candidate Bernard Bigras-Denis announced the completion of the party’s roster of council candidates, with the addition of Guylaine Cyr Desforges and Hugo Lajoie. Desforges is the incumbent councillor for District 5 and Lajoie is the incumbent councillor for District 6. 

Bigras-Denis has been announcing candidates in recent weeks and assembling a team that he wants to show a combination of youth, experience, and wisdom.  

“The experience of Hugo and Guylaine complements the Vision Lachute team, and it is with great pride that we officially welcome them today,” said Bigras-Denis. “Their commitment to the community is well known and we are very happy that they continue their involvement with us.”

For nearly 20 years, Lajoie has worked in politics and community activities as a constituency assistant to federal Members of Parliament, as a communications and volunteer development officer, and is currently the office manager of a member of the  Québec legislature. In recent years, Lajoie has  served on the Recreation and Community Life Committee, the Plan Monitoring Committee, and as the vice-president and administrator of the Office municipal d’habitation de Lachute.  

“Always having this passion that drives me to work to improve the communication between the town and citizens, to democratize decisions political and administrative and to promote a healthy and respectful environment, I chose to continue my involvement and created a third term, within a team that conveys the same values as me, Équipe Vision Lachute,” said Lajoie. 

Desforges has 12 years of municipal experience. The lifelong resident of the region said she is passionate about working for the town and her fellow citizens. 

“I want to continue my mandate within a unifying team, to be present and listening to citizens,” Desforges explained. “I want their voice and mine to count,  and that is why I have chosen to join the Vision Lachute team.”

Municipal election day in Québec is November 7.