In local municipal politics one highlight this year is the election of three female mayors. Taking over the top municipal jobs in their towns are Brenda Chisholm-Beaton in Port Hawkesbury, Laurie Boucher in Antigonish and New Glasgow’s Nancy Dicks.
Chisholm-Beaton hopes that her election will encourage more women to run for municipal councils in the area.
Chisholm-Beaton says it’s important to have the most well-rounded council possible. She says it’s great to see women stepping up in leadership roles.