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  • Stuart Benson

Carrière carries Collines

Updated: Nov 11, 2021

Former mayor and Liberal party MNA Marc Carrière will return to his post as warden of the MRC des Collines after voters carried him to victory on Nov. 7 with nearly 40 per cent of the vote, defeating challengers Caryl Green and Eric Antoine, according to preliminary results.

Receiving 6,090 votes, or 39.96 per cent of the total vote share, Carrière was re-elected to the position he previously held from 2000 to 2008, and he said he’s excited to get back to work.

“I’m very happy about the election and the faith voters have put in me,” Carrière told The Low Down on Nov. 8, the morning after election day. “I'm really happy with the results.”

Carrière said his first order of business will be to examine the proposed 2022 budget, which will need to be adopted in less than three weeks. In the short term, Carrière will also have to get to work on economic and agricultural development to ensure the region’s recovery coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, and his plan to gain an observatory seat for the MRC on the National Capital Commission's board of directors.

“That will be a big issue for the MRC and those three municipalities,” Carrière said, referring to the municipalities of Chelsea, Pontiac, and La Pêche. “It's an issue of environmental management as well as the financial aspect.”

Carrière thanked voters, as well as his fellow candidates, for the clean and respectful race they ran.