Three in race for federal Liberal nomination
There are now three candidates vying for the chance to represent the federal Liberal party in the ComptonStanstead riding during the next federal election, expected to be held in October of this year.
Colin Standish was the first to throw his hat into the ring in the spring of 2014. Mr. Standish has been politically active for several years, appearing in the media, including on the popular French language television show Tout le monde en parle, because of his work against Law 14 and the PQ’s Charter of Values. He has a law degree from Université Laval.
Maximilien Roy, a native of Stanstead, declared his interest in the nomination in December of 2014 and was quickly endorsed by former provincial Liberal MNA, Robert Benoit. He has worked in politics for eight years, including as the director of the district office of Justin Trudeau and as a communications and organizations coordinator for the Quebec Liberal Party.
Both men have been associated with the Townshippers’ Association, Mr. Standish as a Board member while Mr. Roy worked there as a Research Assistant.
Joining the race at the end of January of this year was Marie-Claude Bibeau, the wife of Sherbrooke mayor Bernard Sevigny. Ms. Bibeau has worked as the General Director of the Sherbrooke Science and Nature Museum since 2008 and is co-owner of Camping du Compton. She is originally from Sherbrooke but now lives in Rock Forest.
The Compton-Stanstead riding is presently held by NDP MP Jean Rousseau.