After 30 years of loyal service, Raymond Malo, Deputy Director General of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM, closed the door of his office for the last time on Thursday, April 21st to retire.
Raymond Malo, deputy director general of the RCM, Guy-Lin Beaudoin, director general of the RCM and Patrick Bousez, prefect of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM and mayor of the municipality of Rivière-Beaudette.
Photo L’art de capter par Josiane Farand
During his career, Mr. Malo has worked on many issues, including heritage preservation with the Soulanges Canal enhancement project, as well as environmental issues such as the protection of Mont Rigaud.
After all these years, the man who led the most important projects in land use planning and environmental matters for one of the largest RCMs in Quebec leaves having profoundly changed the territory: “Regional development is above all a question of vision and leadership. With the implementation of the Parc du canal de Soulanges, the Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM is a brilliant demonstration of this,” said Raymond Malo during his last public speech.
For Patrick Bousez, prefect of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM and mayor of the municipality of Rivière-Beaudette. the passage of Raymond Malo to the Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM marked our territory forever. “Without his tenacity, the Soulanges Canal would have been demolished a long time ago and would be a memory of the past,” assures Mr. Bousez. Raymond Malo will go down in history as an important builder of our region.”
“I had the immense privilege of working very closely with Raymond Malo for more than 10 years. By his rigor, his passion for the defense of the territory and his sense of deep values, he will have marked me forever. I wish the best of retirements to Raymond, he who fought so hard to ensure that the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region enjoys an incomparable quality of life. He now deserves to devote himself entirely to his loved ones,” said Guy-Lin Beaudoin, General Manager of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM.
The RCM council dedicates a place in honour of Raymond Malo.
To highlight his important contribution to the region, the council of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM will dedicate a public space in his honour. It will be a reflection of what he embodied during his thirty years at the Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM. This is how Place Raymond-Malo will be located on the edge of the Soulanges Canal to offer a place to rest and enjoy a view of the region’s most important built heritage.
The street furniture that will be installed in the park will also be made from recycled materials, including glass and polystyrene, in order to highlight the contribution of Mr. Raymond Malo in the collection of residual materials from the region.