Lemieux re­turns

The Glengarry News - - News - BY STEVEN WARBURTON News Staff

For­mer Glen­garry-Prescott-Rus­sell Con­ser­va­tive MP Pierre Lemieux wants his old seat back.

He’s set to chal­lenge the in­cum­bent, Lib­eral MP Fran­cis Drouin, who de­feated him in the 2015 fed­eral elec­tion.

Mr. Lemieux says he won his party’s nom­i­na­tion in Jan­uary but chose not to make the an­nounce­ment pub­lic un­til af­ter last Thurs­day’s pro­vin­cial elec­tion, the 55-year-old told The Glen­garry News.

Af­ter los­ing the elec­tion, Mr. Lemieux made a bid for the lead­er­ship of the Con­ser­va­tive Party of Canada in 2017. He was de­feated in the eighth round and the lead­er­ship even­tu­ally went to An­drew Scheer.

Mr. Lemieux was first elected to Par­lia­ment in 2006. He won sub­se­quent elec­tions in 2008 and 2011.

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