Conservative Cabinet Minister Michael Fortier has announced that he will run in the riding of Vaudreuil-Soulanges in the next federal election. Fortier, who was appointed to cabinet by Stephen Harper despite not having run in the 2006 federal election, has had a difficult time finding a suitable riding in the Montreal area. Of course, in politics, suitable = winnable.
Fortier will need every federalist vote to win. Although the riding went Liberal in 1993, 1997, and 2007, the Bloc won in 2000 and again in 2006, despite the fact the Liberals ran Marc Garneau as a star candidate.
Here is a breakdown of previous election results in Vaudreuil-Soulanges.