Verity Stevenson writes at CBC News:
Lemieux, 45, isn’t only the first known trans person to be elected in Canada, she is the first woman to be elected in her municipality, founded in 1880.
“It’s really a place and a village that is bold and innovative,” she said. “We’re writing history and I have a lot to offer.”
Lemieux, who won 48 per cent of the Très-Saint-Redempteur vote in the Nov. 5 province-wide municipal elections, told Radio-Canada earlier that she believes the villagers chose her “to incarnate change.”
“People needed renewal in the village,” she said. “It shows something we don’t necessarily see in the media: in the villages, too, there is acceptance and social openness,” said Lemieux..