Emerson and Hearn are out. By an unofficial count, of the 308 individuals who won a seat in the 2006 election, 40 now won’t be seeking office this fall.
Nine vacancies—those left by Benoit Sauvageau, Joe Fontana, Jean Lapierre, Yvan Loubier, Bill Graham, Jim Peterson, Stephen Owen, Michel Gauthier and Gary Merasty—have already been filled through by-elections. Assuming September’s four by-elections are cancelled on account of an October vote, there will be 31 incumbents to be replaced.
New Democrats (3)
Bloc Quebecois (2)
Caroline St. Hilaire