Polls open in Lac-St-Jean federal by-election
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, October 23, 2017 12:21PM EDT
Last Updated Monday, October 23, 2017 6:38PM EDT
All eyes are on the federal Lac-St-Jean, where voters are heading to the polls in a hotly contested by-election on Monday.
All four major parties have entered candidates in the riding formerly held by Conservative Denis Lebel and all four candidates have ties to the area.
The riding has also been visited by party leaders in the last two weeks.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was the most recent visitor, campaigning in the area on Thursday and Friday. He made stops in Roberval, St-Felicien, Dolbeau-Mistassini and Alma on behalf of candidate Richard Hebert.
Among the pivotal issues in the race is a new softwood lumber agreement with the United States. The riding is home to thousands of jobs in the industry.