Sher­brooke an ex­am­ple re­gard­ing the re­duc­tion of coun­cil­lors!

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM -

But a timid one! The City of Sher­brooke is an ex­am­ple re­gard­ing the re­duc­tion of coun­cil­lors.

From 24 elected per­sons as of now there will be 14 at the next mu­nic­i­pal elec­tion sched­ule in 2017. It is a good start (a timid one from my point of view). This de­ci­sion will save around 2 mil­lion $ per year ac­cord­ing to the study.

I hope that this de­ci­sion made by the coun­cil­lors of Sher­brooke will be fol­lowed by oth­ers. I have writ­ten in the Stanstead Jour­nal since May 20, 2015 the ab­sur­dity re­gard­ing the num­ber of deputies in the Province of Que­bec com­pare to the Province of On­tario (125 deputies in Que­bec with a pop­u­la­tion of 8 mil­lions) (107 deputies in On­tario with a pop­u­la­tion of 14 mil­lions) and also Mon­treal VS Toronto re­gard­ing the num­ber of coun­cil­lors (Mon­treal 103 coun­cil­lors with a pop­u­la­tion of 1,7 mil­lion com­pare to Toronto with 45 coun­cil­lors with a pop­u­la­tion of 4 mil­lions).

I re­peat my­self; the City of Toronto with only 45 coun­cil­lors for a pop­u­la­tion of 4 mil­lion is one of the fastest grow­ing cities in North Amer­ica and one of the busiest in sky­scrapers be­ing built right now. In Pem­broke Pines Florida with a pop­u­la­tion sim­i­lar to Sher­brooke, there are four Com­mis­sion­ers and the Mayor to run the City.

Maxime Doyon born in Stanstead liv­ing in Dudswell

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