This was a busy weekend in the local pre-election campaign, with three candidates for two major parties being either invested or announced in three different local ridings. On Friday, the Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) announced that entrepreneur Geneviève Hébert will be the party’s candidate in the Saint-Francois riding. On Saturday current Families Minister Luc Fortin was confirmed as the Quebec Liberal Party’s (PLQ) candidate for Sherbrooke and On Sunday, the Liberal Party in the Orford Riding confirmed Guy Madore to be their candidate of choice this coming October. CAQ Leader Francois Legault was back in Sherbrooke on Friday for Hébert’s announcement following a similar visit for the party’s candidate in the Richmond riding, André Bachand, in mid-March. Hébert has owned and operated the boutique Mère Poule on King Street East in Sherbrooke for the last fourteen years. She is being touted by the party as a family-oriented woman with a strong sense of community. "I welcomed residents of the region into my store for 14 years and had the pleasure of seeing their families grow,” the candidate said. “These are people who have shown me that everything is possible when we work together to move things forward.” See full story in the Monday, April 9th edition of The Record.