Many Honours for Alan DeSousa and the Borough of Saint-Laurent

SAINT-LAURENT, QC, June 4, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Saint-Laurent Mayor Alan DeSousa was in the spotlight on June 2-3 in receiving two prestigious awards for his commitment to the sustainable development of Montréal and the borough of Saint-Laurent. On June 2, he also accepted an award on behalf of the Borough, for Bibliothèque du Boisé.

Alan DeSousa hailed as a leader in sustainable development

On June 2, at the Annual Conference and Trade Show of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) held in Ontario, Mayor DeSousa was presented with a Green Champion Award for 2014, in the individual category, for his leadership, his innovativeness and his outstanding commitment in implementing measures geared toward sustainable development within his municipality.

And at its annual conference held June 2-4, the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) also rewarded Mayor DeSousa for his outstanding leadership in the Public Sector category. The award highlights his major contribution to the CaGBC's mission and to its objective of promoting sustainable development in Canada.

"It is with great pride that I am receiving such recognition from my peers, nation-wide, for my involvement with the various authorities governing the island of Montréal and its agglomeration. My heartfelt commitment toward sustainable development for the past 24 years has enabled me, I believe, to initiate a major paradigm shift among the decision-makers as well as among the population in general. For sure, this encourages me to continue implementing exemplary practices and carrying out various projects right within our own Administration and our own community," stated Mayor DeSousa in accepting the award.

More honours for Bibliothèque du Boisé

At the same event, the CaGBC and SAB Magazine awarded the Canadian Green Building Award for 2014 to Bibliothèque du Boisé for the excellence of the design, architecture and technical innovation of this municipal building.

"The award presented to the library eloquently confirms that municipal administrations are able to demonstrate austerity and innovation. Providing an environment of outstanding quality, the Bibliothèque du Boisé has been enjoying phenomenal success since it opened barely 10 months ago. We are proud to have created a new cultural and community centre that is well appreciated by residents, while keeping on track with our sustainable development objectives for the project," explained the Mayor of Saint-Laurent.

These honours are some of the numerous awards received by the Borough and Mayor DeSousa over recent years for various projects relating to sustainable development. Mayor DeSousa's biography and the Borough list of awards are available on

SOURCE: Ville de Montréal - Arrondissement de Saint-Laurent

For further information:

Direction d'arrondissement
Division des communications et des relations avec les citoyens

Céline Vaillancourt
Communication Officer
514 855-6000, ext. 4315


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