Quebec’s provincial Liberal Party gathered in Sherbrooke over the weekend for a general council of its membership. Over the course of the weekend, the party also kicked off its leadership race, with an eye to find a permanent replacement for former party leader Philippe Couillard in the first half of 2020. “The race that is shaping up will attract a number of supporters,” said Pierre Arcand, the party’s interim leader, to reporters on Friday evening. According to Arcand, registration for the weekend gathering had to be closed after more than 500 people registered to participate. “All members of the riding associations will have a chance to vote this time, contrary to what was happening in 2013, for example, so one riding is not more important than the others.” Arcand urged prospective leadership candidates and their supporters to adopt a respectful tone, noting that the party is home to some “strong personalities.” See full story in the Monday, Nov. 25 edition of The Record.