Former School Board president joins team Allard

Former School Board president joins team Allard
Marie-Louise Kerneïs (Photo : Gracieuseté)

Marie-Louise Kerneïs, a president of the former Grandes-Seigneuries School Board for several years, has made the leap into municipal politics.

She will be a candidate in the municipal elections held on November 7, 2021 as part of mayoral candidate Éric Allard’s team.

“It is with great enthusiasm that I welcome Marie-Louise to our team. We have been colleagues for over 17 years at the CSDGS and Marie-Louise will certainly bring a wealth of experience to our team in many areas, including government relations,” stated the aspiring mayoral candidate and former school commissioner in a press release.

Mr. Allard asserted that “among her accomplishments,” Ms. Kerneïs was behind the Brenda Milner specialized school, a school for severely handicapped anglophone and francophone children.  “It was a long battle that she finally won, thanks to her perseverance and her ability to rally the forces of the community.”

Ms. Kerneïs was also a member of Emploi Quebec’s Conseil des Partenaires du Marché du travail, the Centre local de développement Roussillon and the comité de développement social du Roussillon, he went on.

The candidate for ward #5 – De Salaberry, stated that she wants to “take part in making Châteauguay a city that is inhabited and enlivened by its citizens. That everyone can come together for the common good and have their say about their city.”

“In this perspective, joining Eric Allard’s team was a natural choice!” related Ms. Kerneïs. “I have worked with Eric Allard for several years. I know his dynamism, his desire to make the city shine and to contribute to the well-being of its citizens.” She believes that Mr. Allard’s team “is made up of people with diverse and rich experiences.”

The ward she is running in is currently held by councillor Marcel Deschamps and has been since  1987, with the exception of a short hiatus between 2003 and 2005.

Translation Amanda Bennett

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