Some would say it’s out of the ordinary to have an impromptu visit from a politician outside of an election period. That wouldn’t be an accurate statement in Cote Saint-Luc where Mayor Mitchell Brownstein and some members of Council have been known to go door to door in the off season to stay in close contact with constituents. I have done so each year since the last election. Others do their best to reach out with newsletters, press releases, blogs and social media. That has been my routine as any reader of Nashen Notes can attest. And yet others will attend community events throughout the year, That’s certainly true of every CSL Council member.

Mayor Mitchell Brownstein, Mount Royal MP Anthony Housefather and Councillor Glenn J. Nashen along Parkhaven Avenue, Apr. 30, 2017

But what is truly unusual is to get a Sunday afternoon, springtime knock at the door by your Mayor and City Councillor and Member of Parliament. All at the same time. Such was the case this past weekend as Mayor Mitchell Brownstein, Mount Royal MP Anthony Housefather and I teamed up to visit residents on Parkhaven Avenue.

Cllr. Nashen, Mayor Brownstein and MP Housefather popping in on Michael Abenhaim, Erika Ungar and family, Apr. 30, 2017

Some were shocked, most pleasantly surprised, at the opportunity to have almost all of their elected officials popping by to ask if they had concerns to share, feedback on federal legislation or comments on local issues. In particular we had the chance to meet with some of CSL’s newest residents in Parkhaven Courtyard, the new development at the corner of Kildare. We met folks who had come here from many countries, including Cameroon, and had chosen Cote Saint-Luc as their ultimate destination.

Mayor Brownstein, MP Housefather and Cllr. Nashen along with resident Nathalie Serrero

It was a great experience for all of us and we look forward to knocking on your door some day soon. In the meantime you can stay in touch with all of us anytime on Facebook or by email or by calling us. You never know who could be knocking on your door.