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Maxime Bernier names candidate to run in Montreal-area federal byelection

Maxime Bernier speaks at a People's Party of Canada rally in Gatineau, Que., Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
January 27, 2019 - 10:59 AM

MONTREAL - People's Party Leader Maxime Bernier has chosen a candidate to represent his party in its first-ever Quebec election.

Bernier will be in the Montreal area today to launch the campaign of Canadian Army veteran James Seale, who will be on the ballot for the party in the federal byelection in the Outremont riding on Feb. 25.

Seale was a member of the armed forces for more than 30 years, and served overseas stints in Israel, Germany, Haiti and Bosnia before later becoming a military instructor and civil servant.

Bernier founded the People's Party of Canada in September after leaving the Conservative Party following a series of disagreements with leader Andrew Scheer.

A spokesman says the fledgling party has taken in close to $1 million in donations since last August.

The other candidates in Outremont include lawyer Rachel Bendayan for the Liberals, international development specialist Julia Sanchez for the NDP, Jasmine Louras for the Conservative Party, and artist Michel Duchesne for the Bloc Quebecois.

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