May 10, 2023

Deputy Prime Minister Geneviève Guilbault on a visit to Deux-Montagnes

Deux-Montagnes, May 10, 2023 – A meeting between the Table des préfets et des élus de la couronne Nord (TPÉCN) and the Deputy Premier and Minister of Transport and Sustainable Mobility, Ms. Geneviève Guilbault, was held at the Deux-Montagnes City Hall on Monday, May 8.

This meeting, which was organized as part of a consultation tour by Minister Guilbault, focused on the financing of public transport. In addition to the Minister, the discussions were attended by the Mayor of Deux-Montagnes and President of the TPÉCN, Denis Martin, the Mayor of Saint-Eustache and Prefect of the Deux-Montagnes RCM, Pierre Charron, the Mayor of Blainville, Lisa Poulin, and the Mayor of L’Assomption and Prefect of the RCM of the same name, Sébastien Nadeau.

The discussions in brief

The elected municipal officials attending the meeting expressed their desire to play a greater decisional role in public transit and its budget process.

More specifically, the representatives of the TPÉCN reiterated that it is essential to develop a structured public transit offer that serves the employment and activity centres, as well as connectivity with the other sectors of the metropolitan territory. They underlined that this goes hand in hand with the importance of financing to achieve common goals in public transport planning.