The Glengarry News


Tight race

richard Oct 5, 2015 - 1:58pm

A tight race has developed in Glengarry-Prescott-Russell in the run-up to the October 19 federal election.
However, while GPR is considered to be a hotly-contested swing riding, there will be no all-candidates debate in North Glengarry, since only the Liberal candidate was ready to participate in the forum organized by the Alexandria and District Chamber of Commerce.
Liberal Francis Drouin, who will meet voters October 7 at 7 p.m. at the Tim Hortons in Alexandria, has maintained a slim lead over Conservative incumbent Pierre Lemieux over the last several weeks, according to one polling firm.
More details in our October 7 edition.

Debate cancelled

richard Oct 2, 2015 - 1:40pm

A Glengarry-Prescott-Russell all-candidates debate set for October 7 in Alexandria has been cancelled because only one hopeful had confirmed his presence.
Liberal Francis Drouin and New Democratic Party representative Normand Laurin had originally confirmed their attendance while Conservative MP Pierre Lemieux and Geneviève Malouin-Diraddo of the Green Party said they would not take part in the forum organized by the Alexandria and District Chamber of Commerce.
But "one of the two candidates who agreed to attend has advised me this morning that he is now not able to attend," reports chamber president Michael Madden.

Date set for G-P-R candidates' debate

angela Sep 23, 2015 - 11:54am

A Glengarry-Prescott-Russell all-candidates' debate is planned for Wednesday, October 7 at 7 p.m. at the Glengarry Sports Palace upstairs hall in Alexandria.
The event will be an opportunity for residents to learn more about their local candidates -- Francis Drouin (Liberal), Normand Laurin (NDP), incumbent Pierre Lemieux (Conservative), and Genevieve Malouin-Diraddo (Green Party) -- before they cast their votes in the upcoming federal election, Monday, October 19.