Location

855-2 Principale Street, Beresford

Call us

(506) 542-2727

Town Council

The Town Council

The Town of Beresford Council is comprised of five councillors and a mayor.

The Town Council consists of the following persons:

Mayor

 

Edgar Aubé

 

edgar.aube@beresford.ca

 

506 547-0454

 

Deputy Mayor

 

Bruno Poirier

 

bruno.poirier@beresford.ca

 

506 545-5926

 

Counselor

 

Brigitte
Couturier

 

brigitte.couturier@beresford.ca

 

506 226-1734

 

Counselor

 

Anne-Bard
Lavigne

 

anne.bardlavigne@beresford.ca

 

506 546-2782

 

Counselor

 

Jean Guy
Grant

 

jeanguy.grant@beresford.ca

 

506 543-2768

 

Counselor

 

Gilles
DeGrâce

 

gilles.degrace@beresford.ca

 

506 542-9063

 

Anyone can attend the Town of Beresford Council public meetings. Citizens wishing to address council or to bring forth a concern must register before the previous Friday to be added to any given week’s agenda. You can submit your request by email at info@beresford.ca or by phone at (506) 542-2727.

From left to right: Counselor Gilles DeGrâce, Mayor Edgar Aubé, Counselors Bruno Poirier, Brigitte Couturier, Anne Bard-Lavigne and Jean Guy Grant

Meeting Schedule

Title: Regular Meeting
Location: Sportek Rodolphe-Boudreau
Date: 24 May, 2022
Time: 18:30
Title: Regular Meeting
Location: Sportek Rodolphe-Boudreau
Date: 13 June, 2022
Time: 18:30
Title: Regular meeting
Location: Sportek Rodolphe-Boudreau
Date: 27 June, 2022
Time: 18:30

Please note that masks are mandatory in the boardroom.

If you have any questions on any topic for the board, we invite you to send them by email to info@beresford.ca, by phone at 506-542-2727, or by letter before noon on Friday before the meeting.

Role of the Council

All candidates for the office of mayor or councilor shall be elected by eligible voters throughout the community. All eligible voters may vote for candidates of their choice running for assigned council seats and for the office of Mayor. Seats on the Board shall be awarded to the candidates who receive the highest number of votes. The mayor and councillors are responsible for and must act on the issues and concerns of their entire community.

Mayor

Duties and Responsibilities of the Mayor

The Local Governance Act 48 (1) outlines, in general terms, the roles and responsibilities of the Mayor :

  1. Preside at all meetings of council, except as provided for otherwise in a procedural by-law
  2. Provide leadership to council;
  3. Communicate information and recommend actions to council for the improvement of the local government’s finances, administration and government ;
  4. speak on issues of concern to the local government on behalf of council, and;
  5. Perform any other duties conferred on him or her by this or any other Act or by council. The mayor of a local government shall:

Note that in Beresford, the mayor only votes in the event of a tie between the votes of other council members.

Deputy Mayor

Duties and responsibilities of the Deputy Mayor:

The deputy mayor is a town councillor elected each year by the town council to act as deputy mayor when the mayor is unable to perform his or her duties or in the event that the seat is vacant.

Councillors

Duties and responsibilities of the City Councillor

The Local Governance Act outlines, in general terms, the roles and responsibilities of councillors: Section 48(6)

A councillor of a local government shall:

  1. Consider the welfare and interests of the entire local government when making decisions;
  2. Bring to the attention of council matters that may promote the welfare or interests of the local government ;
  3. Participate in developing and evaluating the policies and programs of the local government
  4. Participate in meetings of council, council committees and any other body to which he or she is appointed by council, and
  5. Perform any other duties conferred on him or her by this or any other Act or by council.

Council Committees

The Town of Beresford procedural bylaw includes a committee of council structure. Currently, The Town of Beresford has these active committees. Note that all members of the council are members of those committees and different conncil members chair the committees.

Committee
President

Parc, Tourism and Recreation development

Anne Bard-Lavigne

Economic Development

Bruno Poirier

Human Resources

Brigitte Couturier

Public Works

Gilles DeGrâce

Emergency Measures

Edgar Aubé

Communications

Brigitte Couturier

Funds allocation

Edgar Aubé

External committees and organizations

Members of council also participates to external committees and organizations. you will find the list and representatives below.

Chaleur Regional Services Commission
The mayor or deputy mayor

BNPP Regional police

Edgar Aubé

L’Écomarché régional de Beresford

Anne Bard-Lavigne

Chaleur Bay Watershed group

Bruno Poirier

Bibliothèque publique Mgr-Robichaud Committee

Bruno Poirier

Chaleur Regional Advisory Committee on Climate Change Adaptation

Bruno Poirier

Volunteer fire brigade

Jean Guy Grant

K.C. Irving Regional center committee

Gilles DeGrâce

Citizen engagement committee

The Town of Beresford is proud to count on citizen engagements committees, they are composed of engaged citizens as well as council representatives.

Committee

Citizens
Council representatives

Youth engagement committee

Committee in developement

Brigitte Couturier

Environnement and beautification committee

Patrick Haché (président)

Ghislaine Roy-Robichaud

Denys Robichaud

Marc Bouffard

Marc-André Godin (employé)

Fannie Bernard

Léonide Duguay

Brigitte Couturier

Cultural Development Committee

Araya Bekele

Daniel Comeau

Line Cormier

Paul Losier

Marie-Reine Mallet

Aurèle Michaud

Julia Maury

Anne Bard-Lavigne

Seniors Friendly Communities committee

Monique Schofield (president)

Maryse Arsenault, vice-présidente

Robert Gauvin

Réal Savoie

Jeannine Cormier

Julia Maury

Gilles DeGrâce

Bibliothèque Mgr-Robichaud Committee

Berthier Bérubé

Pierre Leblanc

Anouk McGraw

Kathleen Leclair-Doucet

Julia Maury, librarian and secretary

Bruno Poirier, council representative

Past Councils

2016 à 2021
Maire :
Jean Guy Grant

Conseillers :
Ulric DeGrâce
Bruno Poirier
Brigitte Couturier
Edgar Aubé
Anne Bard-Lavigne
2012 à 2016
Maire :
Paul Losier

Conseillers :
Patrick Haché (2015-2016)
Ulric DeGrâce
Jean Guy Grant
Gilles Halley (2012-2015)
Robert DeGrâce
Bruno Poirier
2008 à 2012
Maire :
Raoul Charest

Conseillers :
Mona Boudreau
Alfred Albert (2008-2011)
Jean Guy Grant
Paul Losier
Robert Degrace
Gilles Halley (2011-2012)
2004 à 2008
Maire :
Raoul Charest

Conseillers :
Mona Boudreau
Alfred Albert
Donald Arseneau
Paul Losier
Robert Degrace
2001 à 2004
Maire :
Raoul Charest

Conseillers :
Mona Boudreau
Alfred Albert (2002-2004)
Leopold Boudreau
Paul Losier
Robert Degrace
Étienne Jean (2001-2002)
1998 à 2001
Maire :
Raoul Charest

Conseillers :
Joan Duguay
Reginald Degrace
Gilberte Pitre
Robert Degrace
Roland Aubie
1995 à 1998
Maire :
Raoul Charest

Conseillers :
Donald Arseneau
Joan Duguay
Reginald Degrace
Gilberte Pitre
Robert Degrace
1992 à 1995
Maire :
Réal Boudreau

Conseillers :
Donald Arseneau
Roland Aubé
Eric Boudreau
Reginald Degrace
Raoul Charest
1989 à 1992
Maire :
Réal Boudreau

Conseillers :
Edward Baldwin
Ruth White
Jean-Guy Grant
Donald Arseneau
Yvon Landry
1986 à 1989
Maire :
Réal Boudreau

Conseillers :
Edward Baldwin
Fernand St.Amand
Jean-Guy Grant
Ruth White
Louis Pitre
1983 à 1986
Maire :
Réal Boudreau

Conseillers :
Donald Arseneau
Louis Pitre
Jean Guy Grant
Gilles Halley
Edward Baldwin
1980 à 1983
Maire :
Donald Arseneau

Conseillers :
Roméo Boudreau
Réal Boudreau
Arthur Hachey
Gérard Hall
Réginald Degrace
1977 à 1980
Maire :
Donald Arseneau

Conseillers :
Ivanhoe Frenette
Roméo Boudreau
Gérard Grant
Ulric Degrâce
1974 à 1977
Maire :
Cléo Morrison

Conseillers :
Ivanhoe Frenette
Donald Arseneau
Gérard Boudreau
Émile Comeau
1971 à 1974
Maire :
Cléo Morrison

Conseillers :
Donald Pitre
Gérard Boudreau
Ulysse Doucet
Edward Baldwin
1969 à 1971
Maire :
Wilfred Foulem

Conseillers :
Cléo Morrison
Guillaume Aubé
Donald Hadley
Adrien Boudreau
1967 à 1969
Maire :
Wilfred Foulem

Conseillers :
Anselme Boucher
Angus Bertin