Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) leader Francois Legault was in Sherbrooke on Monday morning to confirm the candidacy of André Bachand in the Richmond riding. “Andre is well known in the region,” Legault said, calling Bachand both an exceptional candidate and an asset for the party. “I am very proud that he agreed to be with us as the CAQ candidate in Richmond during this time of necessary change in Quebec.” Bachand is the former Mayor of Asbestos and former Prefect of the des Sources Regional County Municipality (MRC). He was also the Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament for Richmond-Arthabaska from 1997 to 2003 before he left that party to sit as an independent. Although he lost his seat in the 2004 election, he went on to serve as Canada’s UNESCO Ambassador under the Harper Government. See full story in the Tuesday, March 13th edition of The Record.