A resident of RDP-PAT for the past 8 years, a Montrealer by birth and the proud father of two children. Joseph Paglia was attracted to the green spaces and natural landscapes of the borough.
Passionate about municipal affairs, he is particularly interested in environmental issues, social concerns, and public transit.
Joseph has been involved in the community for many years, notably as a member and treasurer of the governing board of his two children's primary schools for 5 years. He was also the school's representative on the regional parents' committee of the English Montreal School Board. An avid sports fan, he coached hockey and soccer for local sports clubs.
More recently, he co-founded the REM-RDP Coalition, a group of citizens who advocate the need for the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) to extend into the heart of the Rivière-des-Prairies neighbourhood. In addition, he helped create a community Facebook page "RDP Neighbourhood Watch" to involve residents in sharing relevant community information. Environmental issues are important to him, which is why he became a member of the community action group Sanimax SOS RDP.
His decision to embark on this political adventure reflects his desire to improve the quality of life of all citizens of Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles.
The Projet Montréal team in Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles stands out for its expertise, dynamism and willingness to make things happen for the borough!
Lisa Christensen was a pioneer for Projet Montréal in the borough when she was elected councillor in Pointe-aux-Prairies in 2017. She was joined by Caroline Bourgeois as mayor in a 2018 by-election. Together, they have made tremendous positive changes for the quality of life in the borough.
With a desire to continue and accelerate their excellent work, Projet Montréal presents a strong, community-based team rooted in each of the districts: Henri-Robert Durandisse and Joseph Paglia in Rivière-des-Prairies, Daphney Colin and Lisa Christensen in Pointe-aux-Prairies, Marie-Claude Baril and Virginie Journeau in Pointe-aux-Trembles.
Making living environments safer, continuing efforts to add vegetation and protect green spaces, and developing mobility hubs are the priorities for the years to come.