Two seats up for grabs

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vioc­to­ria Vanier Stanstead

There are two coun­cil seats up for grabs, in Stanstead, where much of the coun­cil was elected by ac­cla­ma­tion. Only about ninety peo­ple came out for the ad­vance vote, last Sun­day, which has some can­di­dates a lit­tle wor­ried that in­ter­est in the out­come of the vote is not as high as it should be.

Run­ning for seat no. 2 is Rol­lande Rouleau and Serge Tougas. Mrs. Rouleau, the wife of the late Claude Rouleau who founded the C. Rouleau Granit com­pany, is run­ning for the first time for mu­nic­i­pal gov­ern­ment. “I de­cided to run be­cause I be­lieve it’s the time to do some­thing to keep our young peo­ple here; our pop­u­la­tion is ag­ing. We had four chil­dren and two were able to find work with our fam­ily busi­ness and so have stayed in this area. I’d like to see what we can do to bring more work here so that our young peo­ple will have more in­ter­est in stay­ing,” said Mrs. Rouleau. “When my hus­band and I started the busi­ness it was very chal­leng­ing. I think it’s im­por­tant to help young peo­ple start their own busi­nesses,” she added.

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