Russell Council Allows Public Discussion on Question Period

By Gabrielle Vinette
Russell Council Allows Public Discussion on Question Period
Russell Mayor Pierre Leroux is resigning as mayor to take a position as chief administrative officer for The Nation municipality. Leroux's last day as mayor will be April 18. (Photo : File photo)

Scheduled for the upcoming council meeting on March 25, Russell Township municipal council and administration are preparing to discuss council’s controversial efforts to eliminate Question Period at its meeting and replace it with another way to engage with residents. 

Russell Township Council are returning to the subject to give public the opportunity to bring their opinions and ideas about the municipalities future direction on public engagement policy, according to a press release from the administration. 

“We are dedicated to upholding the principles of open dialogue and active engagement with the community we serve,” states the public notice posted on the Russell Township website. The township encourages public engagement to bring “diverse perspectives” to add to the discussion, and considers the input “essential” to reflect the needs of residents. 

“I am looking forward to it,” said Mayor Pierre Leroux when asked about his thoughts on the upcoming council meeting. “I do have some thoughts and ideas, as I’m sure other members of the Council will as well.” 

The discussion is set to take place on Tuesday, March 25, beginning at 6 p.m. at 717 Notre Dame Street, Embrun.

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