2017 Election


Candidate | District 4 - Plateau

Who is
Maude Marquis-Bissonnette?

As a self-employed entrepreneur, I have done consulting work in the areas of public administration and policy for the past five years, and held teaching and research positions. I hold a Master’s degree in Public Administration and Urban Management from the École nationale d’administration publique (ÉNAP) and am currently pursuing doctoral studies in Public Policy at Carleton University. I have always been very involved in my community, and currently am a Board member of the Association des femmes immigrantes de l’Outaouais (AFIO). I am also the proud mother of my young son.

Contact information:

Tel.: 819 968-7251

Email: maude.marquis.bissonnette@actiongatineau.org

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 Aylmer needs better public transit. To answer this need, we must choose an innovative solution.


To make Gatineau an even better city,

To improve the quality of life of families, seniors and the young. 


Promote active transportation

  • Include a cycling path and sidewalks on the portion of Pink Road which is to be widened;
  • Improve the cycling path network and connect existing paths;
  • Increase safety of active transportation (walking, cycling) for pedestrians and school children, especially near schools. This can be done by adding sidewalks, pedestrian crossings and speed reduction measures;
  • Ensure that more sidewalks and cycling paths are plowed in winter.

Significantly improve public transit

  • Increase the number of busses serving citizens of the Plateau;
  • Work with other levels of government and the STO to bring a light rail train to the western part of the city, including a North-South connection to the Plateau;
  • Improve safety and cleanliness of bus shelters in order to make public transit more inviting.

Increase services to families in the plateau

  • Make sure that the future library in the Plateau offers services that correspond to the needs of all citizens by working with the library’s Citizen Consultative Committee;
  • Ensure that the second phase of the Plateau’s Central Park is built, including the soccer field and the tennis courts;
  • Work towards bringing the new Hull-Aylmer three or four rink community arena to the Plateau;
  • Examine the feasibility of building a public pool in the Plateau.

Neighbourhood appropriation

  • Organize a public consultation as early as winter 2018 on the design of the commercial megacenter in the Plateau. Among other things, I would like to favor active transportation infrastructures and limit heat islands;
  • Install temporary uses on underused and vacant lots such as urban agriculture and public, community-building uses in the neighbourhood;
  • Work closely with citizens to develop and design neighbourhoods, notably by developing public consultation tools.

Take part in the Plateau’s Urban Village success

  • Work with the developers of the future Urban Village to develop projects that favour the development of an attractive and stimulating neighbourhood;
  • Favour local businesses in the Urban Village and on the main streets of the neighbourhood;
  • Work to bring a weekly farmer’s market to the Urban Village.