Candidates for the Brome-Missisquoi riding for the Quebec 2012 Election. Holding our breath for the 2012 results of the election in Brome-Missisqoui. The debate should be interesting and the election results will be interesting!
Les candidats à la circonscription de Brome-Missisquoi pour l'élection au Québec 2012. Retenons notre souffle pour les 2012 résultats de l'élection dans Brome-Missisqoui. Le débat devrait être intéressante et les résultats des élections sera intéressant!
Independent Gilles Alarie
Independent Jean-Pierre Dufault
Coalition pour la Constituante Dominique Favreau
Parti Québécois Richard Leclerc
Coalition Avenir Québec Benoit Legault
Green Party Louise Martineau
Option Nationale Patrick Melchior
Liberal Pierre Paradis
Quebec Conservative Party Jacques Pipon
Québec Solidaire Benoit Van Caloen
Brome–Missisquoi is a fairly large riding southeast of Montreal, in the corner of Quebec's Montérégie region. It borders the Eastern Townships to the east, Iberville and Granby to the west and north, and the United States to the south. Communities include Bedford, Brome, Bromont, Cowansville, Farnham, Lac-Brome, Saint-Armand, Saint-Alphonse-de-Granby, Stanbridge East and Sutton.
The riding was created for the 1973 election and has shuffled a bit since then. In 2011, it lost about a third of its area along its eastern edge, and gained a more or less rectangular chunk to its north.
The riding is one of the last in Quebec to have been won by a candidate from the old Union Nationale party of former premier Maurice Duplessis. The Union Nationale's Armand Russell won it in 1976. Since then, the seat has had one name all over it: Liberal Pierre Paradis, who has been re-elected eight times and was a cabinet minister under premiers Robert Bourassa and Daniel Johnson Jr.