Bogosta knows riding
Aconfident Christelle Bogosta, the Bloc Québécois candidate in Brome-Missisquoi, showed her firm grasp of all the major files in her riding at a press conference in Magog on Monday.
Yesterday, she was part of the Bloc caravan in Montreal and today, she will be in Farnham with the Bloc Québécois leader, proof that the party led by Gilles Duceppe has high hopes for her. The Conservatives have fielded –at the last minute-a young student, Nolan Leblanc-Bauerle, while the Liberals have gone back to Denis Paradis. Since Mrs. Bogosta was the NDP candidate at the last election, they also had to find a last minute replacement in Pierre Jacob. At the last election, former MP Christian Ouellet beat Mr. Paradis by a tad over one thousand votes. Sources at the Bloc are quick to emphasize that the Liberals and Conservatives in BromeMissisquoi have decided to give Denis Paradis a free ride to beat Mrs. Bogosta. They are even quicker to say that Mr. Paradis still has the smell of the sponsorship scandal hanging around his neck.
But on Monday, under tough questioning from this newspaper, Mrs. Bogosta showed that she either has an incredible memory or that she masters all the files that she talks about. Foremost was the Coventry landfill in Vermont where the Bloc has taken the initiative of meeting with their American counterpart in order to protect Lake Memphremagog. A leak at the landfill would be catastrophic for the lake and the region.
Asked on how she is received by the Anglophones in the riding, she said that she has not seen any animosity when going door to door. “Well, we had a door slammed on us last week, but it was a quarter to nine! Actually I’m well received,” said the former Townshippers’ Association employee now employed by the Montérégie Social services as a liaison agent. She studied at Mc Gill, where she got her degree in science.
Christelle Bogosta is the Bloc’s confident candidate in Brome-Missisquoi.