Boroughs: L'Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève

The Vrai changement pour Montréal, Team Côté in L'Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève, wishes to focus on three fundamental points: community, family and environment. The goal is to be a team close for all the citizens and present on the field. The candidates want to cultivate their initial involvement in the community, using the election as a stepping stone to do more.

In this regard, the Vrai changement pour Montréal at L'Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève wants to put forward :

  • The optimization of the service to citizens (snow removal, summer/winter maintenance, roads, response time);
  • The participation in meetings with the city's administration, in order to optimize our fair share of the funds available to the boroughs;
  • To complete the 4-lane bridge construction project while maintaining the current bridge for cyclists and pedestrians, while including a lane for emergency vehicles;
  • The protection of our natural heritage (nature park, agricultural, wetlands, forests ...);
  • Achieving humanized landscape status for our agricultural sector;
  • The development of a safe and attractive cycling track for the public;
  • To provide our borough with an indoor pool in collaboration with the Collège Gérald-Godin;
  • The set up of a marina (kayaks, canoes) in Sainte-Geneviève for the community;
  • To create community support networks (young mothers, permanent volunteer emergency unit, astronomy club, seniors ...).

Our candidates

Stéphane Côté

Stéphane Côté

Candidate for Borough Mayor of L’Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève

Stéphane Côté is currently Borough Councillor for L'Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève in the Pierre-Foretier district, elected under the banner of Vrai Changement Pour Montréal in 2013. A visionary attentive to citizens, Stéphane Côté focuses primarily on collaborative work. He is best known for his involvement and knowledge of the needs of citizens.

By trade Stéphane Côté is a civil engineer who specialized in environment and water resources. In 1994 he launched a financial security advisory firm, where he specializes in investments and pension funds, as well as life and health insurance.

Borough resident since 1999 and father of four, Stéphane Côté is extensively involved in his community. Among other things, he coached soccer for ten years and was president of the judo club for seven years. Stéphane Côté is currently president of the L’Île-Bizard Thursday night Hockey League which he founded in 2000.

Marie-Ève Dubé

Marie-Ève Dubé

Candidate for Borough Councillor, District Jacques-Bizard

Marie-Ève Dubé has always been involved with dynamic teams motivated to meet the needs of families and community without compromising the quality of life for future generations.

After graduating from HEC Montréal with a degree in Business Administration, (specialization marketing) Marie-Ève Dubé spent more than ten years working as a business start-up consultant. Owner of an educational daycare in the heart of the borough’s village, her work in the field of early childhood gives her a great source of motivation.

Native of L'Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève and mother of two, Marie-Ève Dubé considers the protection of the environment and the citizen’s quality of life major priorities. She plans to emphasize sustainable development at the forefront of the upcoming November municipal elections.

Frédérick Pageau

Frédérick Pageau

Candidate for Borough Councillor, District Pierre-Foretier

Frédérick Pageau is a candidate whose professional training and expertise lie in management and administration. His analytical train of thought and problem solving skills are focused on the needs of his community.

His background in computerized financial management and analytical programming allow him to carry out his work with competence and professionalism. Frédérick Pageau has owned and managed his own computer consulting company since 2000.

As a father of two, he quickly became involved in his community both as vice-president of the school board, and in various sports associations as treasurer. Until recently he was president of the Gymibik Gymnastics Club. In addition, Frédérick Pageau has been coaching in his local Hockey organization for several seasons.

Stéphane Ritchot

Stéphane Ritchot

Candidate for Borough Councillor, District Denis-Benjamin-Viger

Stéphane Ritchot chose to enter municipal politics to give back to his community and improve the public services provided to citizens. Among three major aspects (Family, Environment and Community), he is particularly interested in the safety of citizens and in the promotion of the associations in the borough.

With over seventeen years of experience in Web technologies, content management, and studies in graphic design, Stéphane Ritchot’a skills have supported the digital and visual team of Vrai Changement Pour Montréal.

Stéphane Ritchot moved to L'Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève in 2001. He is the father of two girls who compete in cheerleading worldwide. Throughout his children’s athletic career, Stephane Ritchot has been heavily involved through volunteer work. He also served as chairman of the Gymibik gymnastics club from 2012 to 2015.

Sherry Shaban

Sherry Shaban

Candidate for Borough Councillor, District Sainte-Geneviève

Sherry Shaban's vision for L'Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève is to make the borough the most suitable place for cyclists, cross-country skiers, mountain bikers and trail runners. In her vision, the beauty of the surrounding green spaces must be conserved and more family activities must be available.

Sherry Shaban is not only an entrepreneur, but also a strength coach and osteopath. She is the owner of CrossFit Ile-Bizard, a gym that has created a sense of community that she would like to see throughout the Island.

It was in 2008 that Sherry Shaban decided to move into the borough to start her family. She is a woman strongly involved in her community who, during the spring flooding, held her CrossFit classes at Le Centre Culturel with her colleagues to help with the sandbagging.