CPAC’s Marc-André Cossette visits two Quebec ridings in the Eastern Townships, Saint-Hyacinthe-Bagot and Drummond. Both are rural, agricultural districts anchored by urban centres on the upswing and both are held by New Democrats. In Saint-Hyacinthe-Bagot, the incumbent is Brigitte Sansoucy, a former city councillor, whose main adversary is another city councillor and one-time amateur boxer Bernard Barré. The Liberal is René Vincelette and the Bloc candidate is Simon-Pierre Savard-Tremblay.
In neighbouring Drummond, the incumbent New Democrat François Choquette is up against television celebrity Martin Champoux of the Bloc, Youth Chamber of Commerce director Jessica Ebacher for the Conservatives and the Liberal, William Morales, a city councillor from Drummondville.