Tuesday, August 26, 2008

All Four Parties Have By-Election Fever In Montreal

Liberal leader Stephane Dion, right, and Marc Garneau, Canada's first man in
space and a Liberal candidate in Westmount-Ville-Marie.

From The National Post:

It has been one of those campaigns where even the separatist Bloc Québécois has allowed itself to run on an "anything is possible" theme.

With many voters largely oblivious to the fact they are going to the polls, five candidates have been quietly campaigning in the race for the Montreal riding of Westmount-Ville-Marie. The by-election, one of three being held in Canada Sept. 8, was called to replace long-time Liberal Lucienne Robillard, who has retired from politics.

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