By Steve Jalsevac

OTTAWA, January 14, 2006 ( – Liberal Party scandal is a significant factor in this riding after incumbent MP Don Boudria, who is not running again, was forced to resign as minister of public works and government services in 2002 over his association with a Quebec firm at the centre of the sponsorship scandals.

Local voters tired of continuing sagas of scandal and corruption at the federal level – as well as their own MP’s role in them – may now look beyond Boudria’s successor for the Liberals, rookie candidate Rene Berthiaume, to an alternative in Conservative newcomer Pierre Lemieux. Lemieux’s strong principles, and emphasis on support for measures to defend life and traditional marriage, project a trustworthiness that could push him past Berthiaume. Jo-Ann Fennessey of the NDP is also a candidate in the riding.

See the Full Special Report (which includes a link to a 2-page printable pdf version):
  Glengarry-Prescott-Russell Riding Report