Global News has declared that Alexis Brunelle-Duceppe of the Bloc Québécois has been elected in Lac-Saint-Jean.
Lac-Saint-Jean is a federal riding in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec. The Bloc Québécois MP Michel Gauthier won this seat in 1993 till 2007. Conservative MP Denis Lebel was elected in the following by-election.
Lebel was re-elected in the 2015 federal election with 33.27 per cent of the vote.
However, he resigned in June 2017 and Liberal MP Richard Hébert won the ensuing by-election in October of that year with 38.59 per cent of the vote. He previously served as Mayor of Dolbeau-Mistassini 2013-2017. Hébert was running for re-election in the upcoming Canadian federal election.
According to the 2016 census, 270,680 people out of the population of 272,900 spoke French as their first language, making it a heavily Francophone riding.
Liberal: Richard Hébert (Incumbent)
NDP: Jean-Simon Fortin
Conservative: Jocelyn Fradette
Bloc Québécois: Alexis Brunelle-Duceppe
Green: Julie Gagnon-Bond
PPC: Dany Boudreault