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December 2006

Unprecedented Intercommunity Relations

This week I chaired the first meeting of a Côte Saint-Luc Intercommunity Relations Committee. When I was elected on November 6, 2005, the mayor handed out portfolios I naturally requested communications. He asked me if I would also take care of relations with community groups. I agreed. With the strong support of Councillor Mitchell Brownstein, I pursued a process of developing the city's first ever data base of community groups. This was a huge task to get all of the coordinates. We hired Ellie Matlin, a former sales rep at The Suburban and along with our staff she spent six months compiling the list. Response to our invitation was strong---more than 30 groups