Sherbrooke municipal election, 2009

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The 2009 Sherbrooke municipal election was held on November 11, 2009, to elect a mayor and city councillors in Sherbrooke, Quebec. The communities of Brompton and Lennoxville also elected borough councillors, who do not serve on the city council.[1]

Results[edit]

Mayor[edit]

2009 Sherbrooke election, Mayor of Sherbrooke
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
Bernard Sévigny 17,173 34.42
Hélène Gravel 17,051 34.18
François Godbout 14,190 28.44
Moustapha Saboun 882 1.77
Denis Pellerin 596 1.19
Total valid votes 49,892 100.00

Councillors[edit]

Brompton[edit]

2009 Sherbrooke election, Brompton Councillor
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Nicole Bergeron accl. .
2009 Sherbrooke election, Brompton Borough Councillor One
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Benoît Dionne accl. .
2009 Sherbrooke election, Brompton Borough Councillor Two
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Michel Lamontagne accl. .

Fleurimont[edit]

2009 Sherbrooke election, Fleurimont Councillor One
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Mariette Fugère 1,348 47.57
Hélène Dauphinais 714 25.19
Michel Carrier 645 22.76
Caroline Vohl 127 4.48
Total valid votes 2,834 100.00
2009 Sherbrooke election, Fleurimont Councillor Two
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Roger Labrecque 1,027 40.23
Guy Hardy 773 30.28
Vincent Boutin 617 24.17
Dany Gagné 136 5.33
Total valid votes 2,553 100.00
2009 Sherbrooke election, Fleurimont Councillor Three
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
Jean-Guy Demers 1,653 59.85
Carroll Lauzon 878 31.79
Valérie Roy 231 8.36
Total valid votes 2,762 100.00
2009 Sherbrooke election, Fleurimont Councillor Four
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Louida Brochu 1,549 52.37
Marc Bellemare 730 24.68
Martin Langlois 490 16.57
Nicole Grondin-Gaumond 143 4.83
Nick Watson 46 1.56
Total valid votes 2,958 100.00
2009 Sherbrooke election, Fleurimont Councillor Five
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
Rémi Demers 1,541 60.24
Bianca Battistini 1,017 39.76
Total valid votes 2,558 100.00

Lennoxville[edit]

2009 Sherbrooke election, Lennoxville Councillor
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
David Price 1,203 62.43
Tom Allen 372 19.30
Louise Brisson 295 15.31
Steve A. Côté 57 2.96
Total valid votes 1,927 100.00
2009 Sherbrooke election, Lennoxville Borough Councillor One
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)William Smith 565 52.41
Robert Salesse 513 47.59
Total valid votes 1,078 100.00


2009 Sherbrooke municipal election, Lennoxville Borough Councillor Twoedit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes Notes
Mark McLaughlin 298 37.48
Alan L. Ansell 149 18.74
Heather Keith 118 14.84
Norman Green 95 11.95
Mohamed Adjel 69 8.68
Bernard Rodrigue 66 8.30
Total valid votes 795 100.00
  • Mark McLaughlin is a former vice-president of finance and administration of Bishop's University. He supported a tuition fee increase in April 2007, and in July of the same year he submitted a report that the institution was facing "an exceptional financial crisis."[2] The university was marked by labour difficulties during his time in office; he resigned his position in November 2007, not long after ninety per cent of university employees rejected him in a non-binding confidence vote.[3] He moved to Lennoxville in 2002 and has served on the board of the Townshippers' Association. In the 2009 election, he promised that he would work to preserve his community's anglophone character and maintain its bilingual status.[4] He wrote a public letter in 2010, opposing suggestions that the Brompton and Lennoxville borough councils should be eliminated; rather, he argues, they should be a model for other boroughs throughout the city.[5]
  • Alan L. Ansell moved to Lennoxville in 1972.[6] He worked for thirty-two years at Bishop's University, where he was coordinator of athletic facilities and chair of the environment and land-use committee; at the time of the 2009 election, he was retired. He highlighted sustainability and transport issues and said that he would work to defend Lennoxville's linguistic character.[7]
  • Norman Green is a customer service agent.[8] He called for greater diligence in the delivery of municipal services, noting that his family did not receive timely warnings about a water boiling advisory. He also highlighted safety issues and said that he would revive the community's moribund Neighbourhood Watch program.[9]
  • Mohamed Adjel is a technician. He arrived in Sherbrooke in 1987 and moved to Lennoxville from the Sherbrooke East borough in 1996.[10] In the 2009 campaign, he promised to uphold the community's anglophone character.[11]
  • Bernard Rodrigue is an entrepreneur born in Lennoxville. He ran for the second borough seat in 2001 and 2009, losing both on both occasions. Fifty years old in 2001, he said that he would extend his community's infrastructure and protect its community's bilingual status.[12]

Mont-Bellevue[edit]

2009 Sherbrooke election, Mont-Bellevue Councillor One
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Serge Paquin 1,008 65.84
Mariame Cissé 314 20.51
Hubert Richard 209 13.65
Total valid votes 1,531 100.00
2009 Sherbrooke election, Mont-Bellevue Councillor Two
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Robert Y. Pouliot accl. .
2009 Sherbrooke election, Mont-Bellevue Councillor Three
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Pierre Boisvert 1,621 68.63
Colette Bernier 528 22.35
Benoit Bergeron 213 9.02
Total valid votes 2,362 100.00
2009 Sherbrooke election, Mont-Bellevue Councillor Four
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Jean-François Rouleau 2,352 71.49
Jean-Marc Rozon 667 20.27
Isabelle Morin 271 8.24
Total valid votes 3,290 100.00

Rock Forest–Saint-Élie–Deauville[edit]

2009 Sherbrooke election, Rock-Forest-Saint-Elie-Deauville Councillor One
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Diane Délisle 1,539 75.78
Kévin Côté 492 24.22
Total valid votes 2,031 100.00
2009 Sherbrooke election, Rock-Forest-Saint-Elie-Deauville Councillor Two
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
Bruno Vachon 1,669 62.44
Denis Veilleux 796 29.78
Guy Bissonnette 208 7.78
Total valid votes 2,673 100.00
2009 Sherbrooke election, Rock-Forest-Saint-Elie-Deauville Councillor Three
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Serge Forest 1,795 54.94
André Proulx 1,351 41.35
Antoine Hellebuyck 121 3.70
Total valid votes 3,267 100.00
2009 Sherbrooke election, Rock-Forest-Saint-Elie-Deauville Councillor Four
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Julien Lachance 1,891 71.22
Alexandre Blanchette 764 28.78
Total valid votes 2,655 100.00
  • Julien Lachance was born on March 7, 1959, in Sherbrooke. He has a Bachelor's degree in finance and an Executive Master of Business Administration degree, and has worked as an insurance broker and financial advisor.[13] He was first elected to the Sherbrooke city council in 2001, defeating incumbent councillor Marie-Paule Samson.[14] In February 2002, he was appointed to Mayor Jean Perrault's executive committee.[15] He opposed efforts to de-amalgamate Sherbrooke in 2004.[16] Re-elected over Pierre Harvey in 2005, Lachance was the only incumbent re-appointed to Perrault's executive committee after the campaign.[17] He supported a new mall in his community in 2009.[18] After being elected to a third term in 2009, Lachance was chosen as borough president for Rock-Forest-St-Elie-Deauville.[19]

Jacques-Cartier[edit]

2009 Sherbrooke election, Jacques-Cartier Councillor One
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
Nathalie Goguen 1,309 39.22
Marcel Fabi 1,101 32.98
Denis Beaudoin 812 24.33
Sébastien Côrriveau 116 3.48
Total valid votes 3,338 100.00
2009 Sherbrooke election, Jacques-Cartier Councillor Two
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Chantal L'Espérance 1,620 59.38
Maryse Ruel 901 33.03
Samuel Pépin 207 7.59
Total valid votes 2,728 100.00
2009 Sherbrooke election, Jacques-Cartier Councillor Three
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Marc Denault 2,426 78.06
Marc Boulianne 328 10.55
André Larkin 202 6.50
Dominique Baert 97 3.12
Benjamin Zielinski 55 1.77
Total valid votes 3,108 100.00
2009 Sherbrooke election, Jacques-Cartier Councillor Four
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
Pierre Tardif 964 32.47
Gaston Leroux 874 29.44
Sylvie Proulx 787 26.51
Charles Tardif 225 7.58
Sébastien Fortin 119 4.01
Total valid votes 2,969 100.00

Source: Résultants 2009, Élections municipales 2009, Le Directeur général des élections du Québec.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rita Legault, "Sherbrooke incumbents face last minute challengers," Sherbrooke Record, 18 October 2005, p. 5.
  2. ^ Jen Young, "'It will be a dead end for the university'; Some students want tuition increase," Sherbrooke Record, 26 April 2007, p. 3; Jan Ravensbergen, "Bishop's facing 'crisis'," Montreal Gazette, 19 July 2007, p. 1.
  3. ^ Sarah Rogers, "Student forum condemns Poupart; Tackles VP changes," Sherbrooke Record, 23 November 2007, p. 15. Prior to his resignation, See Peggy Curran, "Bishop's summer discontent won't die," Montreal Gazette, 18 October 2007, A1.
  4. ^ Jen Young, "Lennoxville ticket still growing," Sherbrooke Record, 18 September 2009, p. 3; Jen Young, "At a Glance: Lennoxville (Fairview)," Sherbrooke Record, 16 October 2009, p. 4.
  5. ^ Mark McLaughlin, "Elimination of the Lennoxville Borough?", Sherbrooke Record, 6 July 2010, p. 4.
  6. ^ "Alan Ansell candidat à Fairwiew", La Tribune (Sherbrooke), 11 August 2009, accessed 19 February 2011.
  7. ^ Jen Young, "At a Glance: Lennoxville (Fairview)," Sherbrooke Record, 16 October 2009, p. 4; "Ansell to Run in Lennoxville," Sherbrooke Record, 11 August 2009, p. 3.
  8. ^ David Bombardier, "Pierre Tardif candidat dans le district du Carrefour", La Tribune (Sherbrooke), 13 June 2009, accessed 19 February 2011.
  9. ^ Jen Young, "At a Glance: Lennoxville (Fairview)," Sherbrooke Record, 16 October 2009, p. 4.
  10. ^ Mohamed Adjel, Candidat dans la district Fairview, meselections.ca, accessed 19 February 2011.
  11. ^ Jen Young, "At a Glance: Lennoxville (Fairview)," Sherbrooke Record, 16 October 2009, p. 4.
  12. ^ Daniel Huot, "Bernard Rodrigue foils Allen's shoo-in for Lenn district 3.2," Sherbrooke Record, 16 October 2001, p. 4; Daniel Huot, "Lennoxville Borough Council 3.2: Lennoxville Elections 2001," Sherbrooke Record, 23 October 2001, p. 11.
  13. ^ Biography, Julien Lachance, accessed 4 February 2011.
  14. ^ Rita Legault, "Jean Perrault will lead new city team," Sherbrooke Record, 5 November 2001, p. 3.
  15. ^ Daniel Huot, "Anglos get voice on city committees," Sherbrooke Record, 5 February 2002, p. 1.
  16. ^ Rita Legault, "Mayor and councillors launch demerger offensive," Sherbrooke Record, 4 May 2004, p. 1.
  17. ^ Rita Legault, "Mayor Perrault hands over gavel to Tanguay," Sherbrooke Record, 23 November 2005, p. 1.
  18. ^ Rita Legault, "New St-lie mall to help revitalize," Sherbrooke Record, 13 January 2009, p. 1.
  19. ^ Doug McCooeye, "Borough presidents elected," Sherbrooke Record, 2 December 2009, p. 1.