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.