Three political parties in Glengarry-Prescott-Russell now officially have candidates for this fall’s federal election.

Incumbent Liberal Member of Parliament Francis Drouin was nominated as that party’s candidate at a meeting in Embrun on May 27.

Pierre Lemieux, the former MP who was defeated by Drouin in 2015, was nominated as the Conservative candidate in September, 2018.  Lemieux has been campaigning ever since.

The NDP nominated its candidate, Konstantine Malakos, on April 11.  Malakos officially began his campaign with a launch party on May 25 at Beau’s Brewery in Vankleek Hill.

Argenteuil-La Petite Nation

Three parties have nominated candidates in the Argenteuil-La Petite Nation riding.

Stéphane Lauzon, the incumbent MP, is seeking re-election as the Liberal candidate.

The Conservative candidate, Marie Louis-Seize was nominated on April 26.  She is a retired Bell Canada project manager and also served as a union leader during her career.

The new People`s Party of Canada, led by former Conservative MP Maxime Bernier, recently nominated Sherwin Edwards as its candidate in Argenteuil-La Petite Nation.  Edwards, who also is in the e-cigarette business, was the Parti Conservateur du Québec candidate in Argenteuil in the 2018 provincial election.

The 2019 federal election takes place on October 21.