2017 Election

Richard
Bégin

Candidate | District 3 - Deschênes

Who is
Richard Bégin?

After pursuing my university studies in history, political science and business administration, I devoted my life to the public service and pursued a career as manager in several federal departments. For over 40 years, I have been involved in various community, cultural and economic organizations in Aylmer, in the Outaouais, in Québec and in Canada (Tel-Aide, Richelieu, Aylmer Heritage Association, Symmes Inn Museum, APICA, Yesteryear’s Fest in Aylmer, the Council of the Saint-Paul Parish of Aylmer, Culture Outaouais, the Fédération Histoire Québec, the National Trust for Canada, the Aylmer and Gatineau Urban Planning Advisory Committees) and presided most of those organizations.

Since 2013, as chair of the Urban Planning Consultative Committee (Comité consultatif d’urbanisme) and of the Commission on Seniors, as well as a member of the executive of DÉ-CLD Gatineau and of Outaouais Tourism, I have contributed to major changes in urban planning, and I have also worked closely with various associations and organizations in the community.

 

 

 

Contact information:

Tel.: 819 531-2210

Email:  richard.m.begin@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. 

Priorities

SERVICES

I will keep on pressuring the municipality to obtain a fair share of services for the Deschênes district.

CHANGES TO THE WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM

Significant investments to address the problem of coloured water

• Vanier – $820,000
• Lakeview Terrace [Phase 1] and Christophe-Colomb Street – $3 million
• Lakeview Terrace [Phase 2] – $4 million

MILLIONS FOR ROAD REPAIRS

Road conditions have deteriorated due to high volume traffic.

• McConnell and bikeway extension – $3.1 million
• Lucerne Boulevard and cycling lane development – $3 million
• Vanier, south of Lucerne; urban redevelopment with a cycling lane – $3.5 million
• Construction of missing sidewalks on Chemin d’Aylmer
• Completion of work on Fraser, south of Lucerne

TRANSPORTATION AND TRAFFIC FLOW

Find ways to improve traffic flow.

• Improve the STO bus service in the district and west of the city with the collaboration of residents’ associations
• Support the Light Rail Transit Project as the “Way of the Future” in the western part of the city

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION

Promote a greater democratic participation and an innovative approach to urban planning.

DIRECT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Contribute to the success of community projects.

• Associations of residents of the district and other organizations in the Aylmer sector
• Schoolyards of the Cavaliers, Eardley and Euclide- Lanthier schools

PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO CITIZENS PREOCCUPATIONS

Maintain direct and open communications with residents.

• Organize information sessions for citizens on projects proceeding in their neighbourhood
• Seek protection for butternut trees, pedestrian paths and defend the non-extension to Chemin Vanier from du Faubourg St.
• Affordable housing projects in the district
• Showcase Deschênes Rapids, a local heritage site with a rich recorded history

AYLMER SECTOR

I will continue to defend the country-like setting, the heritage and the community spirit of Aylmer.

INVESTMENTS IN OUR PARKS AND PATHWAYS

Invest in areas important to the community.

  • La Croisée
  • Belmont
  • Robert-Pilon
  • Saint-Malo
  • Jean-de-La-Fontaine
  • Victor-Beaudry
  • Robert-Stewart passage way

ENVIRONMENT – THE BOUCHER FOREST

  • Acquisition of 700 acres of land by the City of Gatineau
  • A memorandum of understanding with the “Fondation forêt Boucher” and financial contribution