Can you believe it? The Federal Liberal Liberal Party favorite lost in that riding in Quebec ! A local High School School Teacher beat the former Quebec Cabinet Minister, a party favorite . Emmanualla Lambropoulos beat Yolanda James.
I suspect the Liberal brass thought by denying former Mayor Alan De Sousa an opportunity to run they had eliminated their main rival . Not so.
People obviously saw through the ruse and with a number of other candidates left in the race decided to vote for a local, bright , multi lingual 26 year old teacher. She says she knocked on doors and met people.
Forty five years ago I was a high school teacher and did exactly the same thing. And got elected ! I was twenty nine. But not multi lingual.
Congtrats to the liberals in St. Laurent for teaching their Party a good lesson.
Sadly , former Mayor De Sousa never got a fair chance but he must be finding some solace in the surprising outcome.