Côte Saint-Luc salutes Mayor Anthony Housefather on election win

City of Côte Saint-Luc councillors and staff congratulate Mayor Anthony Housefather on his election last week to the House of Commons representing the riding of Mount Royal.

Mayor Housefather was first elected in November 2005. Before that he was a councillor in the Town of Hampstead and the then-Borough of Côte Saint-Luc/Hampstead/Montreal West. He led the effort to demerge from the mega-city in 2004.

The following are statements from the city’s eight city councillors.

Councillor Dida Berku: “I served with Anthony for 14 years and have never seen anyone work so hard and with such enthusiasm and such sincerity in campaigning. On top of the intellectual brilliance that we all recognize and the stamina and energy, Anthony has a great appreciation for the constituents.”

Councillor Mitchell Brownstein: “There have been so many accomplishments that he’s achieved over the last 10 years. He helped save our EMS first-responder service, saved police station 9, built the Aquatic and Community Centre, helped oversee several residential development projects in our city, and supported new initiatives like urban agriculture, vCOP, the Dramatic Society and more. He also led in the fight against the Charter of Values, and the attack on bilingual status.”

Councillor Mike Cohen: “It has been an honour and privilege to serve under Anthony for the last 10 years. I know he’s going to make a great MP.”

Councillor Steven Erdelyi: “Anthony has a sense of what needs to be done and what initiatives to move forward on. Côte Saint-Luc has been a leader on environmental issues and been financially sound because he knew these issues were enormously important.”

Councillor Sam Goldbloom: “I have never encountered anyone with the energy, integrity and intelligence of this young man. Our riding and Canada is very fortunate to have someone of his caliber representing all of us.”

Councillor Ruth Kovac: “I think Anthony will be one our greatest MPs just as he has been one of our greatest mayors. I have learned so much for him over the last 10 years.”

Councillor Allan J. Levine: “Anthony is the hardest-working person I ever met. Our loss is Ottawa’s gain. Anthony will be a strong voice in Ottawa for the English-speaking community of Quebec. I wish him all the best.”

Councillor Glenn J. Nashen: “I want to thank Anthony personally for his stewardship, integrity and intelligence in leading the city for almost 10 years. I like to think that we’re not losing a mayor but gaining an incredible Member of Parliament.”

Côte Saint-Luc congratulates the winning candidates across Canada as well as all other candidates who took part in the democratic process.




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