Pascale St-onge, former president of Federation nationale des communications et de la culture (FNCC-CSN) has been nominated as the Liberal candidate in the riding of Brome-missisquoi in the next federal election. St-onge moved with her family to Orford in 2018.
As union leader, St-onge advocated for print media and helped create programs to support media and culture sectors adapt to the upheaval caused by digital platforms. With her colleagues, partners and employees of regional newspapers in the former Groupe Capitales Media Group, which included La Tribune and La Voix de l’est, she helped develop the project to purchase and transform these local newspapers into cooperatives, allowing them to continue to serve their communities.
St-onge will replace MP Lynne Bessette, who will not seek re-election, as candidate for riding.