Christina Smith Acclaimed as Mayor of Westmount

The WMA would like to congratulate Councillor Christina Smith, who was acclaimed as Mayor today, Monday April 24th 2017, following the resignation of Mayor Peter Trent on April 13th.

Mayor Smith pledged to continue the work done by Mayor Trent with an assurance that the Westmount Conservatory would be rebuilt and a focus maintained on a sustainable . . . → Read More: Christina Smith Acclaimed as Mayor of Westmount

Process for selecting the interim mayor

There seems to be some misunderstanding as to what happens after Mayor Trent leaves office on April 13th in terms of the appointment of an interim replacement. According to Quebec’s Cities and Towns act, there can either be a full by-election or the selection of the replacement from within the ranks of the current council. This . . . → Read More: Process for selecting the interim mayor

A Tribute to Mayor Trent

After 37 years in Municipal politics, beginning with being vice-President of the WMA in 1982, Peter Trent is retiring from politics, having served as Mayor of Westmount five times, each by acclamation.

Mayor Peter Trent’s final council meeting

Trent leaves a lasting legacy on our community – from Washingtonian street lighting, through a reconstructed library to a . . . → Read More: A Tribute to Mayor Trent

WMA’s brief to the Office de consultation publique de Montréal

The WMA submitted the following brief to the Office de consultation publique de Montréal to voice our concerns about the redevelopment of the former Montreal Children’s Hospital.

Westmount
Thursday March 23, 2017

On behalf of the Westmount Municipal Association (Canada’s oldest such organization, founded in 1908), we’d like to register our concerns about the proposed redevelopment of the former . . . → Read More: WMA’s brief to the Office de consultation publique de Montréal

Call for nominations – 2017 Volunteer of the Year

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Transportation Round Table Meeting Wrap Up

Thanks to the Honorable Marc Garneau (federal transport minister), Marvin Rotrand (vice-chair of the STM), Peter McQueen (representative for NDG), Marc-André Gadoury (responsible for active transportation for the Ville de Montreal) and Catherine Blanchette-Dallaire  (founder of OnRoule) for participating in our round table on transportation event. A special thank you to Professor Ahmed El Geneidy and . . . → Read More: Transportation Round Table Meeting Wrap Up

November 7th Council Meeting Agenda

Per the protocol for releasing this upon the start of the meeting, the agenda for the November 7th meeting of Council is here: 2016-11-07_media-agenda

Please note that the agenda above has all of the background information about motions being presented, as well as minutes from the general committee meetings . . . → Read More: November 7th Council Meeting Agenda

Prominent speakers to meet over transportation issues on November 10th

Prominent speakers to meet over transportation issues

By Megan Durnford

The Westmount Municipal Association (WMA) will host a Transportation Round Table on Thursday, November 10. This is an extraordinary opportunity for Westmount residents to learn about upcoming transportation infrastructure projects as well as an important occasion to voice concerns regarding local transportation-related issues.

The Honorable
Marc Garneau

The Transportation Round . . . → Read More: Prominent speakers to meet over transportation issues on November 10th

WMA Requests Longer Pool Season

The WMA, at our September 19th board meeting, passed a resolution calling for the swimming pool season to be extended. With climate change continuing, we have just experienced one of the warmest summers on record. The final day of summer feels more like early August than late September, with a high of 27C.

Westmount is fortunate to . . . → Read More: WMA Requests Longer Pool Season

WMA Against Breed Specific Dog Legislation

The WMA, at our September 19th board meeting, passed a resolution calling for the rejection of any attempt to pass breed-specific dog legislation, both in Westmount, Montreal and the province of Québec.

Westmount has many dog owners and requires all to have their pets vaccinated and licensed. The WMA was concerned about a recent case where a . . . → Read More: WMA Against Breed Specific Dog Legislation