Federal Election 2015: Saint-Hyacinthe–Bagot riding results
Summary: An urban-rural riding, Saint-Hyacinthe–Bagot will elect a new MP for the third straight election this year, as NDP MP Marie-Claude Morin is stepping down.
Boundaries: A mid-sized riding an hour east of Montreal, the electoral district includes the regional municipalities of Les Maskoutains and Acton. The largest city by far in the riding is Saint-Hyacinthe.
Last Election: NDP candidate Marie-Claude Morin defeated BQ MP Ève-Mary Thaï Thi Lac by 27.8 per cent.
History: Prior to Morin’s election, the riding had gone to the Bloc in every election since 1993. Before that, it was predominately a Progressive Conservative riding—the party won 10 of 12 general elections here between 1957 and 1988.
Conservative: Réjean Léveillé, former TVA journalist
NDP: Brigitte Sansoucy, Saint-Hyacinthe city councillor since 2009. She ran for the NDP in the 2008 election, finishing third
Liberal: René Vincelette, Vice-President of Human Resources at Groupe Lacasse. He ran for the Conservatives in the 2008 election, finishing second
Green: Lise Durand
Bloc Québécois: Michel Filion, public management consultant
Independent: Ugo Menard
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