Bernard Sévigny

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Bernard Sévigny
Mayor of Sherbrooke
Assumed office
November 12, 2009
Preceded by Jean Perrault
Personal details
Born (1961-12-18) December 18, 1961 (age 55)[1]
Montreal, Quebec
Political party Renouveau sherbrookois
Spouse(s) Marie-Claude Bibeau
Residence Sherbrooke, Quebec

Bernard Sévigny (born December 18, 1961) is a Canadian politician, currently serving as mayor of Sherbrooke, Quebec.


Sévigny has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and French from the University of Alberta. He has a certificate in information and journalism from the Université de Montréal. He also holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics, as well as a Master's degree in the management and development of co-operatives, and a doctor of business administration from the Université de Sherbrooke.[1]


Sévigny was a journalist at TVA from 1989 to 1999. He was a professor in the faculty of administration at the Université de Sherbrooke from 2007 to 2009.[2]

Political career[edit]

Sévigny was elected as a city councillor to Sherbrooke City Council in the 2001 Sherbrooke municipal election. He was re-elected in the 2005 municipal election and served until the 2009 municipal election.

He was elected mayor of Sherbrooke on November 12, 2009, following the 2009 municipal election.[3] Sévigny won by just 122 votes over challenger Hélène Gravel on election day. Gravel requested a recount, but was denied by a court ruling.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Résumé de Bernard Sévigny". Qui est qui du Québec. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Bernard Sévigny". Le Renouveau Sherbrookois. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Sévigny set to get started" Archived July 16, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. Sherbrooke Record, November 11, 2009.