On Wednesday Sherbrooke welcomed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to town with a series of public demonstrations. The protests began just before noon at the OTL Gouverneur on King Street West, where representatives of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), a union representing employees of the Federal Government, gathered to express their frustrations about the ongoing issues with the troubled Phoenix pay system. Yvon Barrière, Executive Vice President of the PSAC for the Quebec Region, said that the demonstration was about more than just visibility. “We know that Mr. Trudeau will be here,” Barrière said, standing among protestors waving banners, beating drums, and blowing horns or whistles. “We hope to be able to speak with him and remind him of the nice promises he made us in 2015 before the elections.” See full story in the Thursday, Jan. 17 edition of The Record.