Sher­brooke’s po­lit­i­cal re­form moves ahead

Stanstead Journal - - LENNOXVILLE NEWS -

TheCity of Sher­brooke’s mu­nic­i­pal coun­cil has given its sup­port for the pre­sen­ta­tion of a pri­vate bill at the Na­tional Assem­bly with the aim of chang­ing the po­lit­i­cal struc­ture of the city and its Bor­oughs.

This re­form would see the num­ber of Bor­oughs in the city of Sher­brooke go down from six to four, and the num­ber of mu­nic­i­pal coun­cil­lors go from nine­teen to four­teen. The Lib­eral MNA for Sher­brooke, Luc Fortin, has agreed to act as the ‘god­fa­ther’ of the project and will de­posit the bill at the Na­tional Assem­bly in Que­bec. The de­ci­sion of the govern­ment will be known, at the lat­est, in June of 2015.

Len­noxville pres­i­dent David Price was one of the three coun­cil­lors who did not vote in favour of the re­form. “Across the United States and Canada, many big cities are now de-cen­tral­iz­ing ser­vices… The City of Sher­brooke went from eight hun­dred em­ploy­ees to over two thou­sand af­ter the merger,” com­mented Mr. Price in an ear­lier in­ter­view.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.