French Public School Trustee Results Remain The Same

No change has been found after a recount of votes for Wawa and Chapleau's French Separate school board trustee.

A release from the Township of Chapleau says the recount confirmed the numbers originally reported: that incumbent Garry Bruneau won 276-273 over Luc Tessier.

That means Bruneau will return for another term as a trustee with the Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario - he'll be joined by fellow incumbent Roger Lemoyne, who was re-elected to represent Dubreuilville and Hornepayne on the board.

Chapleau Town Council had ordered the recount for the town's trustee results, but - as he represents not just Chapleau, but also Wawa, White River, and unorganized territory in the region - each community was required to recount their results, so it took slightly longer than the Chapleau councillor results recount released last Thursday.

While there was a slight variation in the allocation of votes, that recount saw no difference in who was elected, with current councillor Rick Smith and incumbent councillor Gerard Bernier returning, joined by two new councillors: Chapleau Public School Principal Nicolle Schuurman and Chapleau High School vice principal Lisi Bernier, who was a member of Council prior to the 2014 election.

They're set to be sworn-in - along with incumbent Mayor Michael Levesque - on the first Monday of December, the 3rd.