MOT DU CHEF
Jean-Claude Gobé

For many years, politics have brought citizens the idea of disillusionment and cynicism towards anything that resembles politics, as well as a lack of interest towards the institutions and the municipal elected officials. Today, it isn’t a matter of choice anymore, we must restore trust in our citizens.

- Jean-Claude Gobé

Leader's message : Jean-Claude Gobé

When I founded Action Laval in April of 2013, my objective was to offer Laval an interesting solution to the population. It was about the possibility of managing the city differently than what had been done in the previous political situation, paving the way with a fresh, dynamic and open-minded vision. I wished to bring my extensive 30 years experience in politics, 18 as an MNA at the Assemblé Nationale du Québec.

Since then, I’ve been surrounded by people of all ages and backgrounds with their own ideas and visions for a better city and community. I’ve been particularly inspired by the young generation, committed, dynamic and motivated with new ideas. After all these years devoted to public service, it is my obligation to pass on my experience, my knowledge and my vision. I truly believe that it is crucial to involve the youth of Laval and am proud to have many in my party.

For many years, politics have brought citizens the idea of disillusionment and cynicism towards anything that resembles politics, as well as a lack of interest towards the institutions and the municipal elected officials. Today, it isn’t a matter of choice anymore, we must restore trust in our citizens.

For the first time in Laval, there is an official opposition with offices at city hall. Our role is a major one and we have an important responsibility towards the citizens of Laval in regards to the admistration of the city. We have to ensure the city doesn’t take paths which would not be favorable. We must make sure that the decisions which are being made by the administration are in the best interest of the citizens of Laval, whether it is the quality of air, the environment, preservation of green spaces, public transit, as well as recreation and sports. Furthermore, we must ensure the economic, social and environmental development be done in the best interest of everyone.

We must make sure the frontline public services be offered efficiently and available when necessary. We also have the major responsibility of ensuring the public finances are kept under control and that the administration does not overspend. The citizens’ municipal taxes and the city’s debt must not compromise the next generation. We cannot manage the city as if we had a credit card without a credit limit!



- Jean-Claude Gobé