Incumbent mayor gets third mandate
Edgar Rouleau easily won the municipal election in Dorval claiming 85.80 of the vote Sunday night. Photo by François Lemieux.
Dorval mayoral incumbent Edgar Rouleau easily obtained his third mandate Sunday night, trampling over candidate Marc Barrette with 85.80 per cent of the vote.
“There are dossiers we want to finish like the sports complex. Something that concerns people is the problem of speeding in our streets, security. We’ll continue to work with the airport to reduce the problem of noise caused by night flights. All in all, what’s interesting is that the seven of us will be back. People are satisfied and they trust us. They don’t question our integrity,” said the re-elected mayor.
Rouleau’s Dorval Action Team claimed a complete victory Sunday night as the six incumbent councillors were reinstated. Only two of them actually had opposition: Heather Allard in district 5 (Strathmore) and Margo Heron in district 6 (Surrey).
Claude Valiquet (district 1 - Désiré-Girouard), Michel Hébert (district 2 – La Présentation), Daniel Da Chao (district 3 – Fénelon) and Marc Doret (district 4 - Pine Beach) were elected by acclamation.
Even though the election night proved to be a complete victory for Rouleau’s team, the mayor noted a significant downside to the results: the significantly low participation rate at 34.3 per cent.