Compton-Stanstead MP Marie-Claude Bibeau said she will be sticking close to home as the summer progresses, despite her duties as Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. “As a minister, you’re required to travel a lot. Back when I was Minister of International Development, I often travelled overseas,” she explained. “Nowadays I find myself travelling across the country as the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. However, my priority remains this riding.” With several announcements left to make regarding agricultural and rural vitality files, Bibeau reflected on her first mandate as a Liberal MP and maintained that her party has a good shot at being re-elected in a wave of right-leaning results, as seen in Quebec, Ontario, England, and the United States. “When we look at results and avoid populism and superficial trends, we have an excellent track record. We have managed to take 825,000 people out of poverty, including 300,000 children. We’ve established several social measures, including the Canada Child Benefit,” she said.