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On behalf of the Municipal Council, it is with the greatest pleasure that I greet you. Whether you have selected our Municipality to make it your permanent home or you are just passing through from time to time, we are very happy to welcome you to the beautiful Morin-Heights region.
Municipal democracy manifests itself during Council meetings. The elected officials meet as a council representing the population, and as its representative, they make decisions on the direction and action priorities of the town. The ordinary sessions of the Council take place the second Wednesday of each month.
This article explains the role, responsibilities, and how a municipal council works.
A council only speaks by resolution and by-laws. Every council’s decision is written in the book of proceedings by the assembly’s secretary.
The Municipal Council is made un of the Mayor and six councillors. The Council is elected for a 4-year term.
Located in the heart of the Laurentides, Morin-Heights enjoys nature’s gift of the Rivière-à-Simon plus the well-known Corridor Aérobique, a favourite location for outdoor activities in both summer and winter. It is part of the Municipalité Régionale de Comté des Pays-d’en-Haut (MRC) and is situated in the Argenteuil constituency.
In fact, the sports lovers will discover that Morin-Heights is an ideal place to be, all year round. Those who prefer winter sports are spoiled for choice: Morin-Heights offers two outdoor skating rinks, alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails.
The cross-country ski enthusiasts will enjoy one of the best cross-country ski networks maintained in the Laurentides, with 165 kilometres of inter-connected trails accessible through our Corridor Aérobique.
Although Morin-Heights originally developed its economy around the forestry industry, it’s the outdoor recreation industry that prevails today. In line with this new dedication to recreation/tourism related activity, Morin-Heights has developed into a hospitable and diversified environment.