Town of Saint-Lazare

District One


District One Councillor

Proud Lazaroise for nearly 22 years, mother of three children, and business owner, Genevieve Lachance moved to Saint-Lazare along with her husband in 1998 looking for a healthy and safe place to raise a family with plenty of green space to enjoy. 

Having worked in the financial service industry for almost 15 years including working as a Financial Service Manager at the National Bank in both Hudson and St‑Lazare, Mrs. Lachance has been involved with the local community on several different levels. 

As a city councillor, she would like to work closely with the community to ensure that the decisions taken reflects the desires and needs of the citizens. Being accessible and encouraging transparency is also very important to her. 


Can We Stop Urban Sprawl?

Can We Stop Urban Sprawl?

As the population keeps growing, we continue losing valuable green space and agricultural land due to development. Urban sprawl is happening everywhere and we definitely have played a part in it but we’re also affected by its consequences. Urban sprawl is responsible...

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Hashtag Fake News

Hashtag Fake News

In the era of Trump’s "fake news", manipulating information seems to have become an everyday occurrence. In the current social and political climate, how can we know what is real and what is fake? Taking one person’s word as truth on specific issues may lead to...

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What I’ve Learned so Far

What I’ve Learned so Far

Almost halfway through our mandate, I started to ponder about the last 2 years. I thought I would share some things I’ve learned so far in my position as a city councillor. If you ever consider running in the next election, think about the following points: What I've...

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Waste Management Crisis

Waste Management Crisis

This topic keeps coming up and I thought I would give my own explanation and provide some answers to explain to residents why council made certain decisions concerning waste management. Did you know that recent studies stated that Canadians produce more garbage per...

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Let’s work together to ensure sound management of our city and responsible spending, done with integrity, honesty and openly for the benefit and well-being of all our citizens!

My Priorities


Unnecessarily spending money on extravagant projects puts pressure on families, retirees and people living on fixed incomes who are often struggling to make ends meet.

The big projects and excess spending in recent years and planned future projects will inevitably increase our taxes drastically in the coming years. I would like to reduce excessive spending to maintain a reasonable tax rate.


Sustainable development means to meet our needs without undermining the integrity and stability of the environment and without compromising the ability of future generations. We need to make sure that the environment is a priority in all our decisions.


Doing more than the minimum to ensure that citizens are well informed about municipal projects which will have a direct impact on their daily lives is paramount. Let’s make sure we provide all important information to our community in an efficient and timely manner.

Listening, understanding the real needs of our citizens and empathy are essential in the duties of a councillor to understand the impact of our decisions on the population.

Encouraging constructive involvement and input from the community during the planning process, well before decisions are made would ensure that it accurately reflects community objectives.

Being a councillor means representing the voice of our citizens who are part of our beautiful community!


Maintaining and improving the state of infrastructure should definitely be our main priority!

Brown water, sinking houses, landslide zones, sewers issues, possible future water shortage should all be addressed urgently. Residents should not have to plead their case for years to be heard!


Promote active, healthy living for people of all ages and abilities by providing the necessary programs and facilities that foster wellness and leisure.

Improve community involvement of both the youth and senior populations.

Support the vision of a safe, beautiful, and connected community which we can be proud to live in.

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