Notre-Dame-de-Grâce-Westmount will return to the polls
Advance polling station at the Montreal Conservatory of Music./Josie Desmarais/Métro
Following the resignation of Liberal MP Marc Garneau, the citizens of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce-Westmount will have to return to the polls earlier than expected to choose their new MP.
The riding of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce-Westmount (NDG-Westmount) finds itself without a representative in the House of Commons, with the departure of the former minister. The by-election will be held no earlier than May 1 and no later than October 23, necessarily on a Monday, Elections Canada announced. It should therefore be triggered between March 20 and September 5.
NDG-Westmount has always been liberal since its creation in 2015, the Liberal Party of Canada (PLQ) having always had a score above 50 %. In the last election in 2021, Marc Garneau was followed by New Democratic Party candidate Emma Elbourne-Weinstock, with 19.2% of the vote, and Conservative candidate Mathew Kaminski, with 14.06% of the vote.
As of now, no candidate who will attempt to win this vacant seat has been announced.
Marc Garneau was MNA for Westmount-Ville-Marie, then for NDG-Westmount , since 2008.
Let's note that elsewhere in Montreal, the residents of Saint-Henri-Sainte-Anne will go to the polls on March 13 to elect their provincial representative. The Liberal Party of Quebec and Quebec solidaire would be neck and neck in this riding.