MONTREAL – A former member of the Quebec legislature has won the Liberal nomination in Denis Coderre’s old Montreal riding.
Emmanuel Dubourg, who quit provincial politics in August to seek the nomination, will run in an upcoming federal byelection in Bourassa.
Bourassa became vacant after Coderre decided to run for mayor of Montreal.
The diverse north-end riding is home to a large Haitian population and has been held by Coderre for the past 16 years.
Dubourg is one of several high-profile candidates vying for the seat.
Stephane Moraille, a lawyer and singer in the pop group Bran Van 3000, is trying to win the NDP nomination while former NHL enforcer Georges Laraque is running for the Green party.