These departures bring to nine the number of elected officials who chose not to ensure the continuity of Team Labeaume in November. Of which seven since the announcement of Régis Labeaume’s withdrawal from political life. The latter also asserts that there will be no other departures between now and the election.
The Val-Bélair district councilor, Sylvain Légaré, was first elected 12 years ago.
During my first press briefing in 2009, I mentioned that I wanted to live and make the big changes in the city with Mr. Labeaume, in 2021, I am honored to have lived and made these changes with Mr. the Mayor, did he declare.
He says he does not intend to run again, but does not give up politics. He intends to remain involved, especially in the campaign of the one who takes over from Mr. Labeaume, Marie-Josée Savard.
Geneviève Hamelin arrived at the town hall at the same time, she chaired the municipal council from 2013 to 2020.
I leave my heart filled with a feeling of accomplishment she said, without mentioning what to expect.
Jérémie Ernould, elected in the district of Robert-Giffard, will have devoted his last eight years to municipal politics.
My biggest regret will be not to work with Marie-Josée, but at some point you have to make choices. […] I want to go see what life has in store for me elsewhere.
Nine elected officials chose not to ensure the continuity of Team Labeaume in November.
Rebuild a team
The wave of departure at Équipe Labeaume began in March with Vincent Dufresne who decided to pursue his career in the private sector. Then, the following month, it was Pierre-Luc Lachance’s turn to announce that he wanted to sit as an independent before joining the Quebec Forte et Fière team.
In May, four experienced elected officials announced that they would not be candidates in the next election: Rémy Normand, Michelle Morin-Doyle, Patrick Voyer and Dominique Tanguay.
With only five councilors remaining, mayoral candidate Marie-Josée Savard will have to rebuild a team for the election. Instead, she sees it as an opportunity to renew herself.
I am fortunate to have five experienced people and to add new ideas and a new vision to that., said Ms. Savard.
Ms. Savard has already announced four new candidates at the beginning of the month.
Régis Labeaume has also announced that he intends to leave more and more space to his runner-up.
We got along with Marie-Josée and I, gradually there are subjects on which I would not intervene to leave Marie-Josée all the space for this to be her opinion, her positions. This is the case with the 3rd link and the Laurentia project.