Beauce

CPAC’s Marc-André Cossette reports on the eastern Quebec riding of Beauce. In elections dating as far back as 2006, the results here were predictably Conservative with Maxime Bernier commanding massive pluralities. However that all changed when Bernier left to form his own People’s Party of Canada after failing to secure the Conservative party’s leadership in 2017 and months of clashing with caucus colleagues. His main adversary in this election is Richard Lehoux, a retired dairy farmer and former mayor of Saint-Elzéar, who is running for the Conservative Party. Adam Veilleux is the Liberal, Guillaume Rodrigue is the Bloc candidate and François-Jacques Côté is the New Democrat.