election in decades. As we go to press, in Stanstead, only William Hogg, the Liberal candidate, had signs, from his last run to be elected in Compton-Stanstead. Sunday, which should have been the big day for election workers putting up signs, saw none posted, again with the exception of Mr. Hogg, in any towns in our region. Nor in Magog or Knowlton for that matter. Since sign posting has always been assumed as the best indicator of an efficient campaign, one wonders if any party was ready for this election.
In Compton-Stanstead, Mr. Hogg will face four time M.P. France Bonsant, who got more than 40% of the votes at the last election. The Conservatives have chosen a Compton woman, Sandrine Gressard Bélanger, whose blog reseautagedurable.wordpress.com tells us that she is a New Age motivator who has faced serious financial difficulties running an Inn in the region. Joining her will be Jean Rousseau who will once again run for the NDP. Gary Caldwell, from SteEdwidge, will once again represent the Green Party.
When we went to press, only signs for Liberal candidate William Hogg had been put up in the region.