Meeting of the Fort-Coulonge mayoral candidates: Gilles Beaulieu and Christine Francoeur discuss their visions
Article published on 21 October 2021
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The two candidates for mayor in Fort-Coulonge, Christine Francœur and Gilles Beaulieu, had a 50 minute discussion on the different issues facing the municipality. The pair both ran for the same council seat in the 2017 elections, where Francœur prevailed with nearly 79% of the vote. She appealed to the pride of the residents of the town.

“I will be available and I will be very conscientious of the expenses of the municipality. I want people to be proud to say: I live in Fort-Coulonge,” she said (translated).

Beaulieu talked about his extensive experience as a councillor in the municipality.

“I served the citizens of this beautiful village for almost forty years and during those years I served the municipality for almost 25 years. Businessman, firefighter, volunteer in several activities and devoted father, I have the village at heart,” he said (translated).

Fort-Coulonge, which is surrounded by the municipality of Mansfield-et-Pontefract, which led the candidates to discuss how the two councils can work together effectively. Both did not broach the subject of amalgamation, which has been a contentious subject for many years. They said that the two entities could continue to collaborate in providing different services.

The two also spoke at length about an the subject of economic development.

The full (French-language) discussion between the two candidates for Fort-Coulonge will be broadcast live on the radio at noon today and a video will be available on our Facebook page and our website this afternoon.

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