Science and Nature Museum Director to run for Liberals
Members of the Liberal Party of Canada voted for their candidate for the Compton-Stanstead riding on Sunday, choosing Sherbrooke’s Science and Nature Museum’s Director, Marie-Claude Bibeau, over Maximilien Roy, originally from Ogden, and Colin Standish, originally
from Cookshire. Over two hundred Liberals attended the event which was held in Waterville at College Francois-Delaplace.
The elected candidate, who is also the co-owner of Camping Compton, is married to Sherbrooke mayor Bernard Sevigny, a known sovereignist, who was absent from the Liberal nomination meeting. After her nomination, Ms. Bibeau, among others, thanked former Liberal MP David Price and Nicole Forcier, the press attaché of provincial Liberal MNA Guy Hardy, for their support.
A total of 479 votes were cast on Sunday to choose the Liberal representative, although how many votes each candidate received is never revealed. The Compton-Stanstead riding is presently held by NDP MP Jean Rousseau.
Marie-Claude Bibeau, the Director of Sherbrooke’s Science and Nature Museum and the wife of Sherbrooke mayor Bernard Sevigny, was the last candidate to throw her name into the hat but finished in first place at the Liberal nomination meeting, on Sunday. She will represent the Liberal Party of Canada in the Compton/Stanstead riding in the next federal election.