Labrie’s ­participatory budget yields great interest

By Gordon Lambie

The first edition of Sherbrooke MNA Christine Labrie’s “Citizen Investment Fund,” which offers up her discretionary budget to projects from not-for-profit organizations within the city of Sherbrooke, has drawn the attention of 55 different groups. According to a press release issued by Labrie’s office last week, this number exceeds the politician’s expectations for the inaugural version of the initiative. “I am very happy to see the people of Sherbrooke respond positively to this first call for projects,” the Quebec Solidaire MNA said. “Among the projects submitted, we see ideas that affect families, the fields of education and the environment, health and social services, culture, sports and recreation, the arts, social justice, and social economy,” she continued, adding, “I am anxious to see the people of Sherbrooke learn more about these initiatives, which are aimed at improving local quality of life.” See full story in the Monday, Feb. 25 edition of The Record.

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