Bogosta knows rid­ing

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Staff Ma­gog

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.

photo Stanstead Jour­nal

Chris­telle Bogosta is the Bloc’s con­fi­dent can­di­date in Brome-Mis­sisquoi.

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