By Michael Boriero
The North Hatley municipal council by-election results have been tallied and Carroll Haller, a former councillor and longtime resident, has won the seat left behind by Nathalie Meunier.
Haller served on the municipal council for 17 years, between 1999 and 2016. In an interview last week, she told The Record she was compelled to run in the by-election when she found out Meunier, a young and “competent municipal councillor” suddenly decided to walk away.
Not long after Meunier resigned, Sophie Brasiola, another young, freshly-elected councillor, announced she would also be leaving the municipal council. When The Record spoke to Haller on Monday, she said her first job as councillor will be to look into the reasons why they left.
“The reason I sort of jumped in very quickly is when I found out that the two young councillors, we were so happy to have two young councillors, had both resigned, so I’m trying to resolve that and find out what happened and see what the tone is on the council,” Haller explained.
There were 190 voters in total for the by-election. Haller received 117 votes, while her opponent, Marc Samson, accumulated 73 votes. It wasn’t a landslide victory by any means, but Haller believes her experience and general knowledge of North Hatley won her the vote.
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