Laurence Parent holds a Ph.D. in Humanities, an M.A. in Critical Disability Studies and a B.A. in Political Science. For almost twenty years, Laurence has been a wheelchair user in Montreal and is very familiar with the barriers faced by a significant portion of the population. She is known for her commitment to defending the rights of people with disabilities in Montreal and in Quebec. Since 2017, she has been a member of the STM board of directors. At Projet Montréal, she is involved in the Accessibility and Disabled Persons sub-committee and has actively contributed to the recognition of ableism as a form of discrimination to be fought against.
Laurence joined the Projet Montréal team in the Plateau-Mont-Royal because she is convinced of the need to act now in the face of the climate emergency. The ecological transition is an opportunity to reduce inequalities and barriers to full citizen participation. Laurence is a great listener and wishes to represent the residents of the De Lorimier district and work to improve their quality of life. The universal accessibility of local businesses, in collaboration with the Plateau Mont-Royal merchants, will be one of her priorities.
Since its first election, Projet Montréal has been gradually transforming the Plateau-Mont-Royal into a green neighborhood, one which is increasingly unified and human-scaled. With renewed energy, the local team continues to focus on improving the quality of life of residents, thanks to micro-interventions throughout the borough, and by completing large-scale projects. It’s a comprehensive urban vision, which will enhance the collective social, cultural, heritage and ecological richness of the Plateau. Energies will be focused on seven main priorities:
-Access to affordable housing
-Protection of our assets
-Quality of our neighbourhoods
-Culture, leisure and social development
-Economic and commercial vitality
-Efficient, transparent and democratic administration