Magazine article Anglican Journal

Drainville Elected in Quebec

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Drainville Elected in Quebec

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Archdeacon Dennis Drainville, known for his commitment to social causes and his service as an Ontario provincial legislator, on Oct. 12 was elected co-adjutor bishop (with right of succession) in the diocese of Quebec. He received 22 clergy votes and SS lay votes on the third ballot in an election held in Quebec City, with 22 clerical and 50 lay votes needed to elect.

The other candidates were Rev. David Oliver, Rev. Michael Canning and Dean Walter Raymond.

Mr. Drainville, who is 53, was most recently Archbishop Bruce Stavert's missioner to the diocese of Quebec, responsible for deployment, congregational development and Christian education. He is also archdeacon of the Gaspe area of the diocese.

Ordained to the diaconate in 1982 and to the priesthood in 1983, Mr. Drainville served in the mid-1980s as executive director of STOP 103, an agency that provided a number of services to the poor of urban Toronto. In 1986, he was appointed to Christ Church Cathedral in Montreal, serving as Anglican chaplain at McGill University. …

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