By Gordon Lambie
On Tuesday night Lennoxville’s Borough Council will sit for its first monthly meeting of the year and discuss, among other issues, the resolution to maintain the borough’s bilingual status.
Lennoxville was one of 47 municipal entities in the province served notice by the Office Quebecois de la Langue Française in mid-December for having a population that has fallen below the required 50 per cent mark for automatically retaining official bilingual status under the newly revised Charter of the French Language.
The City of Sherbrooke issued a public statement upon receiving the notice indicating the next steps: that a resolution would be tabled at the next Lennoxville Borough Council on Jan. 31, to then be tabled at the City Council level the following week, Feb. 7.
Retired Champlain College professor and Uplands President Graham Moodie is among the members of the Lennoxville community who have been advocating for a presence at these meetings in the weeks since the announcement.