Mayor’s Sup­per the usual hit

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Staff, Coat­i­cook

For years, the Coat­i­cook Cham­ber of Com­merce has or­ga­nized an an­nual sup­per where the mayor can brag about his achieve­ments in a friendlier set­ting than City Hall. Hu­mour is ex­pected, even with lame jokes.

Ber­trand Lamoureux re­spected the rules but also took ad­van­tage of the event to con­firm that he will run for an­other term as mayor. This fall he will have spent a quar­ter of a

cen­tury at City Hall, the first eigh­teen as a coun­cil­lor and later as mayor. “I want to be there next year when my town will cel­e­brate its one hun­dred and fifti­eth birth­day.”

The town’s fi­nan­cial sit­u­a­tion is blessed by its own hy­dro sys­tem, which gen­er­ated a healthy mil­lion and seven hun­dred thou­sand dol­lar profit. Fur­ther­more, in­dus­tries are flock­ing into Coat­i­cook at a con­stant rate. McDon­ald’s, which has one of the best mar­ket re­search op­er­a­tions in the world, would not have ap­proved a new stan­dalone out­let if it didn’t see a good re­turn on in­vest­ment in mov­ing its new fran­chise a cou­ple of me­ters away from the old out­let.

The evening’s guests in­cluded the MRC pre­fect, Ré­jean Mas­son, and the Health Min­is­ter, Ré­jean Hébert, who made the round of all ta­bles. He may have to face the elec­torate sooner than mayor Lamoureux, af­ter all.

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Photo Stanstead Jour­nal

Coat­i­cook mayor Ber­trand Lamoureux and St. Fran­cois MNA and PQ Health Min­is­ter Dr. Re­jean He­bert at the mayor’s an­nual sup­per put on by the lo­cal Cham­ber of Com­merce.

Photo Stanstead Jour­nal

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