Science and Na­ture Mu­seum Direc­tor to run for Lib­er­als

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Vic­to­ria Vanier, Water­ville

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.

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