The maritime committee of Quebec’s union of municipalities at the Port of Montreal
Sylvie Vachon, CEO of the MPA (centre) and Daniel Dagenais, Vice President of Operations (third from the right) with UMQ members.
Yesterday, Thursday, March 7, the Montreal Port Authority welcomed members of the maritime committee of the Union des municipalités du Québec (UMQ) on the occasion of one of its statutory meetings.
Comprising mayors and councillors from municipalities and cities along the St. Lawrence River valley, the UMQ maritime committee is chaired by Jérôme Landry, Mayor of Matane. The UMQ focuses on showcasing the development potential of the river’s presence in their territory.
For this first visit from the maritime committee to the Port, about twenty mayors from cities ranging from Gaspé to Salaberry-de-Valleyfield were able to tour Montreal’s Port facilities.
This was an opportunity for committee members to learn a little more about the projects and initiatives in sustainable development and city-port cohabitation, as well as the importance of the Port of Montreal’s operations for the economy of Quebec and Canada.
The MPA takes part in the Assomption Sud—Longue-Pointe sector’s public hearings
On March 12, the City of Montreal’s Office de consultation publique will hold an information session as part of the public consultation process for the Assomption Sud—Longue-Pointe sector. Located in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, this sector running along Port of Montreal territory will be subject to extensive requalification and development in the coming years. The objective is to rethink the territory and attract new business while promoting sustainable development and better cohabitation with the residential communities.
The MPA is directly involved in this initiative because it has a road link project in the works crossing Notre-Dame Street that will make it possible to provide more direct truck access to terminals and reduce traffic on the local road network.
To present its project to area residents, the MPA will participate in the planned open houses and set up a booth on this matter before the information session.
For more information on the consultations: http://ocpm.qc.ca/fr/assomption-sud
For more information on the road link project: https://www.port-montreal.com/en/road-link.html