Eastern ­Townships MNAs give themselves glowing ­reviews on first year in ­office

By Gordon Lambie

Coming up on the first anniversary of the Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ’s) rise to power in the Province of Quebec, the party’s local members of the National Assembly (MNAs) gathered in Sherbrooke to share reflections on their accomplishments over the last 12 months. François Bonnardel, Minister of Transport and Minister responsible for the Estrie Region, Isabelle Charest, Junior Education Minister, Minister for the Status of Women and MNA for Brome-Missisquoi, André Bachand, MNA for Richmond, Geneviève Hébert, MNA for St. Francois, and François Jacques, MNA for Mégantic, met with the media in the absence of their colleague, Orford MNA Gilles Bélanger, to look back on what they consider to be a job well done. “We are very happy, after a year in office, to have put large amounts of money in people’s pockets” Bonnardel said, speaking on behalf of the group as he praised reduced school taxes, tax credits for low income seniors, and improvements to family allowance. “We are proud to be representing the people of the Estrie.” See full story in the Tuesday, Oct. 1 edition of The Record.

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