Sherbrooke’s political reform moves ahead
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.