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Welcome to the Rural Municipality of La Broquerie
In the municipality of La Broquerie we’ve always known we have something special. Here, in the heart of beautiful Southeastern Manitoba, we’ve built a fully bilingual community that we believe captures the essence of healthy country living – a community that is safe, cooperative and friendly, a community that is respectful of its heritage while embracing opportunities for progress, a community that is small enough to care, but is also big enough to prosper.
La Broquerie is Manitoba’s fastest growing rural municipality. During a time when many of Manitoba’s rural communities have experienced decline, La Broquerie’s peaceful country setting and vibrant community life have helped attract new people and new business to our community. It has also helped encourage many of our young people to stay, live and work here. The result is a dynamic and youthful community where the average age is 28.8 years, nearly 10 years below the provincial average (2006 census).
A Place of Heritage
Since our community’s founding by French Canadian pioneers in 1883, La Broquerie’s residents have shared a common desire to preserve their French culture and heritage. The town maintains an elected cultural community whose focus is to promote and preserve the French Canadian culture locally. To this end, La Broquerie hosts an annual festival, Fête de la Saint-Jean-Baptiste in June. This event is enthusiastically celebrated in the true French tradition, and provide wonderful opportunities for everyone in the community to come together and socialize.
2014 MUNICIPAL ELECTION CORNER
May 5, 2014
Duly nominated candidates for the upcoming 2014 La Broquerie Municipal Elections are as follows:
FOR THE OFFICE OF REEVE:TÉTRAULT, (Larry) LaurantWEISS, LewisGOERTZEN, Cornie(one to be elected) WARD ONE:DERKSEN, AlvinGIESBRECHT, TysonUNGER, DarrellPETERS, CameronGAUTHIER, Paul(three to be elected) WARD TWO:TALLAIRE, KenTURENNE, HenryCHABOT, WilfredNORMANDEAU, IvanSUDERMAN, John(three to be elected) LUD:LAFRENIÈRE, Yves (acclamation)GAGNON, Rhéal (acclamation)BISSON, Gäétan (acclamation)
Election Day is October 22, 2014.
Nomination period is September 10th, 11th, 12th, 15th and 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. sharp. Absolutely no nominations will be received before 9:00 a.m. or after 4:00 p.m. Nomination forms available at the municipal office.
Candidates may withdraw their nomination, in writing and witnessed until 4:00 p.m. on September 17th only if sufficient candidates remain for the position. (see form 19)
Candidates may appoint an agent, in writing to the Senior Election Officer. (see form 15)
Candidates may appoint scrutineers, in writing. Maximum of 2 scrutineers for each poll. Scrutineer must be 18 years of age, and must take oath (see forms 16,17, and 18). Scrutineers may be present at voting place 15 minutes before polls open, remain there for the duration of the vote (8 a.m.-8 p.m.) and be present for the count.
Order of the names on the ballots will be determined by Random Order. Draw will be made at the municipal office at 4:00 p.m. on September 17th.
Advance poll wil be held in the municpal office on Friday, October 10th, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
September 24th is the first day which a voter may apply in person to the Senior Election Officer to vote by mail. (No form required)
Voting by Sealed Envelope: A voter may apply in person at the municipal office to vote by sealed envelope from September 24th to October 17th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
A voter may apply to vote by sealed envelope either by mail or by fax (204-424-5193) from July 24 to October 19th. (see form 26)
Advance voting by sealed envelope at the municipal office will begin upon availability of ballots shortly after September 22nd.
ELECTION DAY-OCTOBER 22, 2014-VOTER'S LIST
April 4, 2014
The Rural Municipality of La Broquerie is presently conducting its enumeration in the preparation of the 2014 Voters' List. If you are a Canadian citizen, 18 years of age as of October 22, 2014 and a resident or property owner in the Municipality for a period of six months (before April 22, 2014) prior to Election Day you may qualify to vote in the next general municipal election. To ensure that your name is included on the Voters' List, please contact the Municipal Office at 204-424-5251 at your earliest convenience. The deadline for amending the Voters' List is September 16, 2014.