By Michael Boriero
The city of Sherbrooke has created the comité d’Action Femmes et Sécurité urbaine (CAFSU Sherbrooke), a committee focused on women’s safety, to address the issues brought up in a manifesto presented to council members in March.
Danielle Berthold, municipal councillor and president of the public safety committee, told The Record that she was hit hard when Guylaine Cliche, the woman who organized the manifesto, brought forward more than 1,000 signatures and several testimonials to city hall.
“I was really concerned about it, so I decided to ask the city’s administration to back me up, and to give me some money and to make a committee, and they said yes. If they said yes, it’s because we will take action,” said Berthold.