By Gordon Lambie
With the November 7 municipal election day now just over a month away, people across Quebec finally have clarity about what names will be on their ballots.
Almost every municipality in the region has at least one position where a candidate has already been elected because they ran without opposition. The communities of Brome, Lawrenceville and Waterloo, for example, have no election to worry about at all this November as their entire councils, including the mayors, were acclaimed.
On the other end of the spectrum, Sutton and Potton are among the few communities in the Townships where a vote will be necessary for every position on the council.
In the Town of Lac Brome most of the council, including Mayor Richard Burcombe, was re-elected. In the West-Brome–Iron-Hill district, Fred Enns, Shelley Judge and Ronald Myles are running, and in the Foster district Patrick Ouvrard and David Taveroff have thrown their names into the hat.
In Bedford almost every position on council will be subject to a vote, except for in district six where Mona Beaulac was reelected.
Dunham and Farnham both have two positions on their councils that were acclaimed.
In Cowansville the Mayor’s seat and three councillor positions remain undecided.
Bromont and Notre-Dame de Stanbridge will be holding an election for only two councillors each, and in East Farnham only one position is up for election.