Board members

Mr Sylvain Loranger, chairman of the board of directors, has worked as a consultant and trainer for over 30 years in environmental and health risk assessment. Proud citizen of the Mille-Iles neighbourhood for now 20 years, he aims to incorporate the quality of living, environmental protection and economic development into the making of a more sustainable city. His great expertise and knowledge are a valuable contribution to all our projects here at CRE de Laval

Anais Boutin, vice-chairman, has been sitting on the board of directors of CRE de Laval since February 2012. She holds a Master’s degree in biology and works on the rehabilitation of threatened species and habitat conservation. Director of protection and conservation programs for Eco-Nature as of 2008, she focuses on projects aiming to restore and protect the habitats along the Mille-Iles River, with the help of involved citizens and the contribution of strong partnerships.

Brigitte Bérubé is a director of CRE de Laval as of March 2019. She holds a degree in chemistry and a Master’s in water science. She has worked for the Quebec government (Ministère de l’environnement et de la lutte aux changements climatiques) for over 30 years and during the last 20 years, she was the manager of inspection and environmental  law enforcement teams. She is also vice-chairman of the board of directors of the Centre d’interprétation de l’eau de Laval (CIEAU) which promotes the protection and sustainable management of water resources. 

M. Jean Lauzon is a founding member and administrator at CRE de Laval. Holder of ecology and environment certificates from the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQÀM), he is also vice-president of the Conseil des bassins versants des Mille-Îles (COBAMIL) since 2011 as wel as co-founder and director of enhancement programs by Eco-Nature, the management organization of the Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles since 1985. He was also an administrator of the Corporation de mise en valeur du Bois de l’Équerre from 1998 to 2003 as well as a representative of CRE de Laval serving on the board of directors of the Regroupement national des Conseils régionaux de l’environnement du Québec (RNCREQ) from 2001 to 2006.

Alexandre Warnet is a director and member of CRE de Laval as of 2019. He is an activist for the ecological transition and initiator of Laval en Transition (the transitioning of Laval) Movement. The latter aims to increase community resilience and gradually abandon the use of fossil fuel energies. In August 2019, he was trained as a Climate Reality Leader by Al Gore, ex-American vice-president, through the Climate Reality Project. In 2018, he was selected by the Quebec government as the youth representative at the XVIIe Sommet de la Francophonie, held in Yerevan, Armenia. During Fall 2017, he re-initiated Laval Youth Forum to increase the community mobilization of Laval’s youth, and he remained chairman up to spring 2019. He is the author of L’Âge de l’Humanité : Construisons la communauté politique de l’humanité unie dans sa diversité (which could be translated into : ‘The Age of Humanity : Building a political community, united in its diversity’ - He also lectured about humanity in Quebec, other provinces of Canada, Tunisia, Germany, Belgium and Bosnia-Herzegovina. He took part of many events and international summits. He is an animation strategic advisor for the New World Institute. He is an administrator of the Social World Forum 2016. Alexandre Warnet holds a Master of International business from L’Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement de Genève, in Switzerland, a degree in Communications, politics and society and well as a certificate in History from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM).

Paul-Yanic Laquerre is a director and member of CRE de Laval as of 2018. Holder of a Master’s in environmental law, he works as an environmental advisor at the environmental branch of the Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l’Électrification des transports. In the past, he has been an environmental advisor for the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et des Parcs, special cabinet counsellor for the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport, deputy chief of staff of the Dévelopement durable, de l’Environnement et des Parcs minister of Québec, legal adviser for the Fédération québécoise des municipalités (FQM) and crown prosecutor for the Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Faune.

Vincent Leclair is a director of CRE de Laval since June 2019. He is the general secretary of the Conseil régional FTQ Montréal métropolitain (‘Montreal metropolitain FTQ regional council’) as of June 2016. He was reelected in June 2019 for a three year mandate. As a proud Laval citizen, he is an involved union activist working to advocate and enforce the rights of workers while advocating for unionism based on social transformation. He is also a member of the board of Conseil régional des partenaires du marché du travail de Laval (‘Laval’s regional council of market partners’) as of 2018. The Montreal metropolitan FTQ regional council is environmentally active and wishes to contribute to a fair energy transition.

Observing members

Mrs Christine Fliesen (biology - Environment Masters), Observing member on CRE de Laval's Board of directors, without voting rights. Head of division, natural environments, outreach and project development since 2018 at the City of Laval, working in the environmental field for more than 20 years, and significant experience as a environment manager.  Holder of a Bachelor in biology as well as a Master in environment from the University of Sherbrooke. At the City of Laval, it is under her direction that adaptation plans to climate change, greenhouse gas emission reduction plans and natural environment conservation plans are developed and implemented. Actions targeting citizens for the establishment of good environmental practices including measures for the reduction of drinking water consumption are also part of her job. She also once was Assistant director for the environment at Montreal Airports and was a lecturer in sustainable development for the Environment Masters program if the University of Sherbrooke.