First female mayor in Granby focuses on economic recovery and environment

By Michael Boriero

After a lopsided victory in the 2021 Quebec Municipal Election, Granby Mayor Julie Bourdon, who became the city’s first female mayor in its 162-year history, is ready to get to work.
Bourdon claimed 14,421 votes on election night, nearly 10,000 more votes than runner-up Michel Duchesneau. She told The Record that it was a thrilling experience, and she hopes to inspire young women to pursue their dreams, even if it seems impossible.
“We made history and for me I think it’s important to have female role models for future generations, so if this can give hope to young girls and young women to implicate themselves in politics or go for their desired position, why not,” said Bourdon.
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