Carl Tremblay, the newly elected Saint-Brigitte-de-Laval councilor on November 7, was forced to resign a month later citing family reasons.
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His resignation letter, which was sent to elected officials from the day after the election, was submitted to the council meeting last week.
Mr. In Tremblay District 4, he defeated outgoing councilor Francis Cote by just five votes. Since being sworn in on December 15, he will hold office for three weeks. So the by-election should be held in April 2022.
The Municipal Council will announce the poll date when the holiday break returns. Elections are estimated to cost anywhere from $ 8,000 to $ 10,000, unless one person is nominated and elected by acclaim, Chief Executive Mark Prolks said.
He moved to Beauport
Joined by Newspaper, The concerned principal confirmed that he had resigned from his post with remorse and that he had no other option but to move to the neighboring city, Quebec (Beaufort District), thereby disqualifying him from sitting by law.
In Saint-Brigitte-de-Laval, although he owns a used vehicle business, the elected municipal official must have a residence in the city where he sits.
“Our stepfather died two or three days after the election. It really changed a lot of things, ”Tremble said on the phone, referring to the difficult grief. “Beyond that, I have a son with special needs. Family is important above all else. We shopped in Sainte-Brigitte, but we could not find anything for two generations house and we moved to Beauport. All this happened very quickly. If I had imagined it, I would not have introduced myself, ”he lamented.
Contrary to what some people or some opponents believe, Carl Tremble assured us that his decision had nothing to do with any controversy with other elected officials in office.
“I really appreciate the people there. They are very human and do a great job. I think Saint-Brigitte is in good hands. I want to be a part of this. […] But unfortunately family is always first and foremost. ”