By Gordon Lambie
Lennoxville’s Borough Council passed a resolution to maintain its bilingual status on Tuesday night, setting the stage for a vote on the matter at Sherbrooke’s city council next Tuesday night. The vote took place amid a chamber crowded with community members who came out to support the motion, as well as to meet with Mayor Évelyne Beaudin who was also present for the occasion.
“The reason why the council has to take this position today is that the provincial government imposed this change in the law upon cities,” Beaudin said, adding, “I would have preferred that we did not have to experience this stress. I don’t see what benefit it brings.”
Although the Mayor did not speak for the other members of the city council on how the vote will or will not go next week, she and Borough Council President Claude Charron shared a view that there is no sense of opposition to Lennoxville’s status at this time.