Chateauguay mayoral aspirant Eric Allard has announced his party’s sixth candidate for the election ballot foreseen for November 21 in Quebec cities.
Arlene Bryant, a newcomer in politics, will join the candidate ranks with Allard and four other exiting councillors – Barry Doyle, Lucie Laberge, Mike Gendron and Eric Corbeil – who form Allard’s team.
Bryant is a mortgage broker. “My profile as a mother of five and possessing experience in personal finances will be an important asset for the next city council, in my opinion,” she said. “I am very pleased to join Eric Allard’s team because of our shared vision and objectives that are very pertinent for the community’s needs. The members of this team are dedicated and citizen-oriented: a rock-solid combination. I could not possibly think of doing otherwise,” Bryant said.
Before officially announcing her candidature for a councillor’s position, Bryan gathered 300 signatures of support on platform change.org. She indicates among other things that sustainable development, investment in infrastructure for our younger demographic, and a real change in municipal and fiscal taxation are necessary.
Allard says he sees her arrival in his party as “a gift from above.” “It was an instant connection and love at first sight between Arlene and everyone else on the team. We knew she was well involved in the community and that she had great experience in the world of personal finance. However, Arlene’s personality and her desire to see her city move forward and modernize, charmed us. Arlene shows great energy and corresponds in every way to the mentality of our team in regards to service and lending an ear to citizens,” Allard said.