On Friday, March 14, 2014 Anthony Housefather held a press conference to officially announce his candidacy for Member of Parliament for the Liberal Party of Canada for the riding of Mount Royal. All eight Councillors for the City of Cote Saint Luc including myself, Mike Cohen, Steven Erdelyi, Alan Levine, Dida Berku, Glenn Nashen, Ruth Kovac and Sam Goldbloom showed our support for Anthony's candidacy.
|Anthony Housefather||Mitchell Brownstein|
Also present or sending a letter of endorsement were Lawrence Bergman, Member of the National Assembly for D’Arcy McGee, Philippe Roy, Mayor of Town of Mount Royal, Peter Trent, Mayor of Westmount, Benny Masella, Mayor of Montreal West, Bill Steinberg, Mayor of Hampstead, Jack Edery, Warren Budning, Leon Elfassy, Michael Goldwax, and Karen Zajdman, Councillors for the Town of Hampstead, Elizabeth Ulin, Councillor for the Town of Montreal West, Syd Wise, Angela Mancini and Marvin Helfenbaum, Commissioners for the English Montreal School Board.
|Peter Trent||Philippe Roy||Sid Wise|
I have known Anthony for more than the twenty years he has served as a City Councillor and Mayor. At the age of twenty-four he was first elected as a City Councillor for the City of Hampstead and not only did he serve his residents well, but he was a leader and an inspiration for many Mayors and Councillors to take stands on issues of Canadian Unity. It was thanks to his involvement in a unity initiative that I presented, in November of 1996, the first of many Canadian Unity Resolutions in Cote Saint Luc.
|Canadian Unity Initiative 1996|
When Anthony was a City Councillor for the Borough of Hampstead, Cote Saint Luc, Montreal West during the merger years and the Liberal Charest government gave municipalities the right to hold referendums on demerger, he stood by his promise to fight for demerger and I was honored to serve with him and Councillors Glenn Nashen and Ruth Kovac as co-chairs of the Cote Saint Luc Demerger Committee. He was also a member of the Hampstead Demerger Committee and a leader for all suburban municipalities during the demerger effort.
|Anthony was elected as Mayor of Cote Saint Luc in 2005 and this is his third term in office. His accomplishments include the building of an Aquatic and Community Centre, saving our Emergency Medical Services, keeping Police Station 9 in Cote Saint Luc, spearheading environmental initiatives including composting and urban agriculture, and creating new programming in competitive swimming and theatre with the Cote Saint Luc Dramatic Society, to name but a few. The Cavendish Mall redevelopment project as well as the townhouse projects that are being built in the city are a testament to the many young families that continue to move to Cote Saint Luc thanks to his leadership.|
Anthony is a team builder and leader by example. He participates in our programs including the masters swim team and the dramatic society. He won seven medals at this past summers Macabia games. Anthony not only inspires each Councillor to pursue our passions, but when we disagree he finds solutions and builds consensus that results in our ability to move forward and contribute in a positive way to our community.
Based on his twenty years of political experience, his extensive business experience as Vice-President of a multi-national corporation, Dialogic and his reputation of integrity and a defender of minority rights, Anthony is a star candidate for the Liberal party of Canada and will serve our country well.