Conservatives Scott Armstrong and Bernard Généreux, Bloc candidate Daniel Paillé, and NDP candidate Fin Donnelly were elected.
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The Bloc will take both Quebec seats. The other two seats will go to the Conservatives.
The NDP will finish second on both coasts and in Hochelaga while the other second place finish will go to the Conservatives.
The Liberals will be third in all four ridings.
Hardline MNA Amir Khadir is helping Jean-Claude Rocheleau. Rocheleau received plenty of support from his party’s MPs.
New Westminster-Coquitlam has come down to the wire.
New Westminster-Coquitlam has come down to the wire. Fin Donnelly, the Orca, has brought out Jack Layton, Libby Davies, Peter Julian, Denise Savoie, former MLA Chuck Puchmayr, and candidate Michael Crawford to help him fight to hold Dawn Black’s old seat. Donnelly is trying to take credit for the salmon inquiry announced by the Tories this week despite it being a Conservative campaign promise. Conservative Diana Dilworth seems to be continuing her heavy calling schedule. Liberal Ken Beck Lee seems to have given up, even on Twitter.
The Bloc is in a hot race with the NDP in Hochelaga. Bernard Bigras was out to help Daniel Paillé, who is the subject of a weird YouTube video. NDPer Jean-Claude Rocheleau is supportive of striking newspaper employees.
NDPer François Lapointe received further support from Thomas Mulcair.
Feisty CHP leader Jim Hnatiuk is trying to pick a fight over the long-gun registry with Conservative Scott Armstrong.
Fin Donnelly has been endorsed by the Georgia Straight. This counters the endorsement of Diana Dilworth by Enough is Enough. Donnelly has brought in Jack Layton for the final push while also making the campaign’s focus the HST with new campaign signs. Dilworth appears to be hard to reach.
Nancy Gagnon is making her final push.
Michael Ignatieff was in Montmagny-L’Islet-Kamouraska-Rivière-du-Loup yesterday. He seems to be putting a lot of his effort into these four by-elections. Will he be wearing it when the Liberals fail to make a breakthrough?
In New Westminster-Coquitlam, Minister James Moore continues to provide support to Diana Dilworth. Dilworth has also had visits from other Tory ministers including Rob Nicholson and Jason Kenney. Local Conservative, NDP, Green and Liberal candidates talk about why they are running.
The advanced polls have begun in the four by-elections.
Minister Lawrence Cannon visited the Conservative campaign in Montmagny-L’Islet-Kamouraska-Rivière-du-Loup.
In Hochelaga, Jean-Claude Rocheleau will be receiving a stream of visint NDP MPs this week including Niki Ashton.
Former Quebec resident Peter Julian will be campaigning for Jean-Claude Rocheleau on Sunday. Thomas Mulcair and Claude Gravelle may also pay the riding a visit. Rocheleau is praising Svend Robinson. Green candidate Christine Lebel is the subject of a profile.
Nancy Gagnon is getting help from leader Gilles Duceppe and others. Gagnon and Bernard Généreux are fighting it out for the hearts and minds of local voters.
New Westminster-Coquitlam candidates debated on CKNW yesterday. Local candidates also commented on the Massey Theatre, a local theatre that needs signfiicant renovations. The V3H has Fin Donnelly’s profile today. They square off in another debate November 5.
NDP MP Niki Ashton has paid Jean-Claude Rocheleau a visit. Jack Layton’s earlier visit got more coverage.
Montmagny-L’Islet-Kamouraska-Rivière-du-Loup’s candidates had a lively debate this morning. Nancy Gagnon came out firing. Conservative Bernard Généreux is taking local unemployment seriously. Nancy Gagnon of the Bloc wants to lure young people back to the region.
Overall, the Liberals, particularly leader Michael Ignatieff, could be in trouble in these by-elections.