Richmond Council holding firm to Opposing Sponsoring participants to a Female Leadership School

Richmond council is maintaining its opposition to sponsoring participants to an upcoming Female Leadership School.

During Richmond Municipal Council’s committee-of-the-whole meeting last night in Arichat, district 5 councillor Jason MacLean requested that the issue of giving $250 each to two women return to the council table for further discussion.

MacLean wanted to know how this item was rejected from the meeting agenda without an adequate explanation.

Richmond Warden Brian Marchand said he explained his reasons in an e-mail reply to MacLean, but didn’t receive an e-mail back.

Since MacLean was unable to have the item added to the agenda a week before the meeting, the warden then requested he make the request of council.

District 4 councillor Gilbert Boucher expressed his opposition to the addition of that item to the agenda.