Ottawa

Ontario Votes 2022: Glengarry-Prescott-Russell

The winner of this riding got more than 40 per cent of the votes cast in 2018, left her party and became an independent before joining the Liberals.

PCs won riding in 2018 but representative crossed aisle in 2020

(Infogram)

Incumbent Amanda Simard won this riding while representing the Progressive Conservatives but left the party to become an independent before joining the Liberal Party.

Simard took home nearly 41 per cent of the votes, with nearly 32 per cent going to the Liberal candidate and more than 21 per cent going to the NDP.

There are six candidates in this race.

Stéphane Aubry, Ontario Party

Victor Brassard, New Blue

New Blue candidate for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell Victor Brassard. (Submitted by Victor Brassard)

New Blue candidate Victor Brassard is a father of seven who has spent time working with children in need around the world.

He's lived in Vancouver and Montreal, and recently sold his businesses to devote more time to his passions, including building a sustainable organic farm.

Alicia Eglin, NDP

NDP candidate for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell Alicia Eglin. (Ontario NDP)

Thaila Riden, Green Party

Green Party candidate for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell Thaila Riden. (Submitted by Thaila Riden)

Thaila Riden is a long-time resident of the riding with an interest in sustainable and organic growing practices.

He has converted a portion of farmland he owns into a community garden so residents can grow food.

Stephane Sarrazin, PC

PC candidate for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell Stephane Sarrazin. (Ontario PC Party)

PC candidate Stephane Sarrazin is originally from the village of Alfred and graduated from Algonquin College and started a business.

He was the Prescott and Russell warden and is currently the mayor of Alfred and Plantagenet.

Amanda Simard, Liberal*

Liberal candidate for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell Amanda Simard. (Ontario Liberal Party)

Amanda Simard won this riding for the Progressive Conservatives in 2018 but left the party to become an independent after she learned of cuts to French-language services.

She was a municipal councillor before her election and was born and raised in Embrun, where she lives.

now