How you voted
Results from the September 20 federal election
Glengarry-Prescott-Russell (Percentage of popular vote in brackets)
Liberal (incumbent) Francis Drouin 27,926 (45.3)
Conservative Susan McArthur 20,875 (33.9)
NDP Konstantine Malakos 6,652 (10.8)
People's Party Brennan Austring 4,222 (6.9)
Green Party Daniel Lapierre 1,263 (2.0)
Free Party Canada Marc Bisaillon 409 (0.7)
Independent The Joker 287 (0.5)
Total number of valid votes: 61,634
Voter turnout 64.64%
Conservative (incumbent) Eric Duncan 28,101 (55.5)
Liberal Denis Moquin 11,886 (23.5)
NDP Trevor Kennedy 5,582 (11)
People's Party David Anber 3,874 (7.7)
Green Party Jeanie Warnock 1,156 (2.3)
Total number of valid votes: 50,599
Voter turnout 59.06%
Michael Cohen, the president and CEO of Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital (HGMH) in Alexandria, is leaving the post to work at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. His last day at HGMH will be October 29. A search for a replacement will commence this week. Mr. Cohen had been CEO of the HGMH since September of 2018, when he succeeded Linda Morrow who retired in June of that year.
A motorcyclist suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle Thursday on Ste-Anne Road (County Road 21) in North Glengarry Township. The vehicle fled the scene after the collision which occurred shortly before 5 p.m., reports the Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment.
More than 43,000 voters in Glengarry-Prescott-Russell and Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry have already cast ballots in the federal election.
Some 22,480 electors in GPR and 20,774 voters in SDSG have made their selections in advance polls, according to Elections Canada.
In both ridings, the turnout at advance polls has been higher than the turnout in 2019, when 17,951 voters in GPR and 15,206 electors in SDSG took advantage of advance polls.
Don't forget, if you have not already done so, to cast your ballot September 20.
Viscount Alexander Public School in Cornwall has been closed at least until September 20 due to an outbreak of COVID-19 cases.
The Upper Canada District School Board has also reported that at least one positive case has been detected at Pleasant Corners Public School in Vankleek Hill, Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute, St. Lawrence Secondary School in Cornwall, and South Edwardsburg Public School (Johnstown). Those schools remain open.
Twelve candidates are vying for votes in Glengarry-Prescott-Russell and Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry in the federal election. In Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, the candidates (in alphabetical order) are:
Brennan Austring People's Party of Canada
Marc Bisaillon Free Party Canada
Francis Drouin Liberal Party of Canada
The Joker Independent
Daniel Lapierre Green Party of Canada
Konstantine Malakos New Democratic Party
Susan McArthur Conservative Party of Canada
In Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, the candidates are:
David Anber People's Party of Canada
Eric Duncan Conservative Party of Canada
Trevor Kennedy New Democratic Party
Denis Moquin Liberal Party of Canada
Jeanie Warnock Green Party of Canada
Advance polls will be held September 10, 11, 12 and 13, while election day is September 20.
A construction material shortage has forced the closure of the MacPhee Bridge on the Glen Robertson Road (County Road 10), east of Alexandria for the next several weeks. Traffic is being detoured on County Roads 23, 25 and 34. The span over the Delisle River has been undergoing a $1 million makeover that was scheduled to wrap up by fall.
August 5, shortly before 1 a.m. Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police officers responded to a disturbance at a residence on Main Street in Alexandria.
The investigation indicated that an altercation occurred between two individuals involving a handgun. The accused individual pointed a firearm (later identified as an air pistol) at the victim. The altercation continued and the accused attacked the victim and shot the victim with the pellet gun. The victim and a witness fled the residence. The accused remained in the residence refusing to comply with demands to exit the home.
Shortly after 6 a.m. with the assistance of the Ontario Provincial Police Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), Emergency Response Team (ERT), Canine Unit, Provincial Liaison Team (PLT), Crisis negotiator and SD&G OPP officers resolved the situation and the accused surrendered without incident.
The accused, a 25 year-old male of Alexandria, Ontario was arrested and is charged with;
- Assault with a weapon - Criminal Code - Sec. 267(a)
-Pointing a firearm - CC - Sec. 87
-Discharge Air gun or pistol with intent - CC - Sec. 244.1(a)
- Assault - CC - Sec. 266
- Criminal harassment - Threatening conduct - CC - Sec. 264(2)(d)
The accused was held in custody and was scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall August 5.