The happiest street in CSL District 6, so far

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This spring I’ve had the opportunity to visit many constituents at their doors. It’s always a pleasure to ring doorbells and chat in the warm spring sun with a light breeze. Especially so when it’s outside of an election period. Quebec’s November elections are poorly timed as the weather is often inclement and the sun sets early. No wonder other jurisdictions set their municipal elections during spring.

Great to meet up with Gady Avissar at his front door on Jellicoe Ave. Friendly as can be and a real happy fellow. Door to door is a family outing together with Judy and Jeremy.

Tonight I had the chance to talk with many residents on Jellicoe Ave. I love this neighbourhood as I grew up around the corner and spent half my life playing street hockey and hide-and-go-seek with my friends on the surrounding streets. We loved playing on the small connector between Jellicoe and Cork that we affectionately referred to as JelliCork.

I was joined by my wife, Dr. Judy Hagshi and my son Jeremy. This evening’s visit was also remarkable as not one resident had a complaint! People were genuinely happy. Happy with their street, with their neighbours, with city services, and yes, even with their City Councillor. Several people thanked me for knocking on their door and leaving my calling card. One really nice family gave my son a popsicle. How nice to be so happy.

Liane Fransblow and her son Myles happy to say hi on Jellicoe Ave.

I hope you’re happy in Cote Saint-Luc too. What makes you happiest about living here? Please comment.

And I hope to meet many more of you as I make my way from house to house in CSL. Meanwhile, please like me on Facebook or subscribe to my blog at


Who can that be knocking at my door?

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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.