The Richmond-Arthabaska riding includes the municipalities of Saint-Denis-de-Brompton, Saint-François-Xavier-de-Brompton, Melbourne, Kingsbury, Richmond, Cleveland, Ulverton, Windsor, Vol-joli, Saint-Claude, Danville, Asbestos, Saint-Georges-de-Windsor, Saint-Camille, Wotton, Kingsey Falls, Sainte-Séraphine, Sainte-Clothilde-de Horton, Saint-Samuel, Saint-Albert, Sainte-Élizabeth-de-Warwick, Warwick, Tingwick, Saint-Rémi-de-Tingwick, Saint-Adrien, Saint-Joseph-de-Ham-Sud, Saints-Martyr-Canadiens, Ham-Nord, Notre-Dame-de-Ham, Chesterville, Sainte-Hélène-de-Chester, Saint-Christophe-d’Arthabaska, Saint-Norbert-d’Arthabaska, Victoriaville, Saint-Valère, Saint-Rosaire, Sainte-Anne-du-Sault, Daveluyville, Maddington, and Saint-Louis-de-Blandford. Since its creation in 1997 the riding has had three Members of Parliament. Progressive-Conservative turned independent André Bachand, who is now a member of the province’s National Assembly for the corresponding provincial electoral district, represented the region in Ottawa from 1997 to 2004. André Bellavance, now the Mayor of Victoriaville, represented the Bloc Quebecois in the riding from 2004 to 2014, when he left the party and sat out the rest of his term as an independent. Alain Reyes, former Mayor of Victoriaville, has been the Conservative MP for the region since 2015. In this election there are candidates running for the Conservatives, Liberals, Greens, Bloc Quebecois, People’s Party, and the NDP. See full story in the Thursday, Oct. 17 edition of The Record.