By Gordon Lambie
Local Journalism Initiative
It was just before 11:30 p.m. on Monday when both Sherbrooke’s Elizabeth Brière and Compton-Stanstead’s Marie-Claude Bibeau got news of their re-election.
Gathered in the company of her campaign team and a few supporters at the Golden Lion Pub in Lennoxville, Bibeau said that she was very touched to have been elected for a third time and committed to getting back to work as soon as possible.
“It is important to hear the voices of the people here at home and bring them to Ottawa,” Bibeau said, reiterating her personal commitment to ensuring that government policies and programs take regional realities into consideration
Bibeau attributed her success locally to the hard work and dedication of her team and said that she considers the result of the election on the national level as a sign that Canadians consider the Liberals the best party for transition to a more environmentally friendly future, pandemic response, and economic responsibility.
“The people have put their faith in us,” she said.
Asked about the impact of coming out of the election with a minority government that is not very different from the one the party went in with, Bibeau said that the party has operated under minority circumstances for nearly two years already and can do it again.
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