Armoury defenders optimistic, but not yet at ease

By Gordon Lambie

The group of retired officers and concerned citizens advocating for the preservation of the Colonel-Gaëtan-Côté Armoury in Sherbrooke say they are cautiously optimistic following the press release issued by Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND) last week. The group, which calls itself “sauvons le manège,” or ‘save the armoury’ says that the commitment to start work in the fall seems like promising progress.
“This new step seems positive to us,” the group wrote in a press release issued earlier this week, qualifying that optimism with the fact that the written commitment to a call for tenders is coming from the government during an election period. “In other words, there is no certainty that the current priorities of the Minister of Defense will remain the same in the government that will be elected on September 20. We hope so, of course, but there can be no certainty.”

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