Sherbrooke Citoyen Party courting Lennoxville

By Gordon Lambie

Though still getting on its feet as an organization, the new Sherbrooke Citoyen political party is looking to get attention in Sherbrooke’s smallest borough.

“This is for all of Sherbrooke, not just the French speakers,” said Lynn Moreau, wife of Interim Party Leader Raymond Gaudreault and the party’s English spokesperson. “It is citizen based, with ideas that come from the citizens.”

Moreau explained that although the party pioneers wanted the first general assembly to draw individuals from all across the city to help shape the future of political opposition in Sherbrooke, reflection on the turnout after the fact revealed that few if any people turned out from Lennoxville. Given the borough’s history of grassroots opposition to proposals of Sherbrooke’s city council, she theorized that Sherbrooke Citoyen would likely be an appealing option to Lennoxville residents and reached out to Lennoxville Residents’ Association President Steve Pankovitch to help make up for lost time.

Read the full story in Friday’s Record

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