Monday, October 21 is voting day in Canada. There will be advance polling on Oct. 11,12,13 and 14. Details about polling will be made public on Elections Canada’s website: elections.ca from Sept. 24 and the final list of official candidates will be posted on Oct. 2. Each eligible voter will receive information by mail on where and when to vote.

Based on the information provided by the political parties that ran candidates in Brome Missisquoi in the 2015 federal election, here are the names of candidates running this year in our area, in alphabetical order.

Monique Allard, Bloc Québécois. Madame Allard is a union leader and lives in Magog.

Lyne Bessette, Liberal Party of Canada. Madame Bessette is a professional bicycle racer and was a member of the Canadian Olympic team in 2000 and 2004. She lives in Brome Lake.

Bruno Côté, Conservative Party of Canada. Monsieur Côté is a blacksmith who lives in Mansonville.

Normand Dallaire, Green Party of Canada. Monsieur Dallaire is a chemist who specializes in environmental issues. He lives in l’Ange-Gardien.

Sylvie Jetté, New Democratic Party. Madame Jetté is a director of nursing studies at Sherbrooke University. She lives in St-Etienne de Bolton.

For more information about voting in this riding, you can contact Marie-Josée Potvin, Chief Returning Officer for Brome Missisquoi at 1-866-210-6851.

Brome Missisquoi

The riding covers 3,000 sq. km and a population of 103,457. There are 85,118 people already registered on the preliminary voters list.