Nashen Will Not Seek Re-election in 2001

August 27, 2001-Cote Saint-Luc Councillor Glenn J. Nashen announced his intention not to seek re-election in the upcoming (forced merger, borough) municipal elections.

Nashen said that he intends to focus his civic attention on preserving and enhancing the volunteer Emergency Medical Services and would continue to serve as Chair of the Emergency Services Committee if invited by the new Borough Council.

The Councillor says he will continue to speak out against forced mergers and will advocate for demergers and hold the provincial liberals to their promise if they are elected in the next provincial elections.

As well, the Councillor has been recently appointed to the position of Director of Public Affairs and Communications of the Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital.  “I want to focus my attention on the hospital community at this point, while continuing to advocate on behalf of EMS”, Nashen said.  As well, the Councillor indicated that he will lobby for greater safety for pedestrians in highly visible and clearly marked pedestrian corridors across the province as is currently the norm in other provinces and states.

Nashen was elected in 1990 as the youngest City Councillor, and is the only CSL elected official still in his 30s.  He has served on the Town Planning, Audit, Parks, Building, Railway, Welcoming and Communications committees, and has served as chair on the  Emergency Services, Emergency Preparedness, Volunteers’ Night, Strategic Planning, Twin City, and Canada Day committees.  Nashen is the former Executive Director of Alliance Quebec, Director of young Leadership and the Jewish Chamber of Commerce of CJA, and Chief of Staff to the then MNA for D’Arcy McGee, Robert Libman.

Nashen has been an outspoken advocate for the recognition of Paramedics in Quebec for the last 20 years.  He introduced the very first municipal bylaw in Canada legislating mandatory wearing of helmets for cyclists and skaters, which has become the norm in many parts of the country.  Nashen will serve as the last Pro-Mayor of the City from September 1 to New Year’s Eve.

“I hope that in the not too distant future, our City, and others being forcibly merged, will rise from the ashes of Bill 170, and continue in the rich heritage of our 100 year old community”, Nashen said.  “Whatever comes, I will continue to proudly serve the community”.