The Glengarry News

voting

All blue

publisher Jun 8, 2018 - 7:00am

Amanda Simard ended the Tories' drought in Glengarry-Prescott-Russell while Jim McDonell ran up another landslide win as area voters followed the trend Thursday in an election that saw Doug Ford's Conservatives form a majority government.

Ms. Simard, a Russell Township councillor, got 19,958 votes compared to 15,435 for Liberal Pierre Leroux and 10,612 for New Democrat Bonnie Jean-Louis to replace Grant Crack, who stepped down after serving two terms at Queen's Park.

Meanwhile, in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, incumbent Jim McDonell polled 26,780 compared to his closest rival, Marc Benoit, of the NDP, who got 9,417. Liberal Heather Megill received 5,386.

Wensink seeks return

publisher May 10, 2018 - 12:25pm

One-time North Glengarry council member Johanne Wensink is seeking a return to North Glengarry as Maxville's representative.

One of eight candidates to have registered so far, Mrs. Wensink, who was elected in 1997 when the new municipality was created following amalgamation, Mrs. Wensink is hoping to succeed Carma Williams, who is seeking the deputy mayor's post.

So far, the list of hopefuls also includes mayoralty candidate and current deputy mayor Jamie MacDonald, Kenyon Councillor Jeff Manley, Lochiel Councillor Brian Caddell, Alexandria Councillor Michel Depratto, Upper Canada District School Board trustee candidate Marshall Wilson and Jonathan DeSerres, who is seeking re-election to the Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l'Est ontarien.

Almost perfect

richard Feb 24, 2015 - 2:38pm

Pierre Lemieux, Member of Parliament for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, has topped the list as one of the MPs with the best voting attendance record in the House of Commons for 2014. First elected in 2006, Mr. Lemieux has attended 99.3% of all votes this past year.