PM Trudeau comes to Sherbrooke to endorse Élisabeth Brière

By Emilie Hackett, Special to The Record

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made his way to Sherbrooke on Tuesday, August 20, to ­announce the investiture of Élisabeth Brière as the Liberal candidate for Sherbrooke in for the 2019 federal election. Brière is facing a great challenge, as the Sherbrooke riding was last represented by a Liberal MP in 1984. Compton-Stanstead MP Marie-Claude Bibeau and many other Liberal representatives were present at the Times Hotel for the event. Brière works as a notary in Sherbrooke and has been highly involved in the community. She is the Maison Aube-Lumière’s chair of the board of directors and has been a lecturer at Sherbrooke University since 1995. Her investiture with the ­Liberal Party of Canada (LPC) is her first experience in federal politics. “I can really feel the energy in this room,” said Bibeau to the several dozens of Liberal supporters gathered as she ­introduced Brière. “We have a positive ­energy because our politics are positive. In 2015, there was a red wave on the ­Atlantic, with 40 Liberal representatives in Quebec. It has been 26 years that Sherbrooke has been sitting on the opposition benches in Ottawa, and it’s time for that to end.” See full story in the Thursday, Aug. 22 edition of The Record.

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