After the losing party discovered the irregularities with the winner’s nomination papers, they demanded that there be a new election in a Quebec riding won by the most unlikely of NDP candidates. All election candidates are required to obtain 100 signatures of support before they can run in a federal election, but the Liberal party in Berthier-Maskinongé says it has discovered signatures backing the NDP election winner that may have been forged, of people that may not live in the riding or who weren’t clear what it was they were being asked to support. Ruth Ellen Brosseau caused an up rise in the media by winning her riding by nearly 7,000 votes being 3000 kilometres away. Brosseau has not given any media interviews. It was also discovered that she doesn’t speak French, unlike 98 percent of her constituents. The Liberals first discovered what they said were irregularities with Brosseau’s nomination papers. Simard said there are at least five people who are clearly not admissible. The riding’s second-place Conservative candidate, Marie-Claude Godue, is also calling for a new vote, but the national party is leaving the controversy in the hands of Elections Canada. The agency only learned through media reports of the problems but will likely be contacted by lawyers for the losing political parties shortly. “We are hopeful that nothing illegal happened here, as electoral fraud is very serious,” said Conservative party spokesman Fred DeLorey. The decision though will be made by a judge, who will either decide whether the result of the vote should stand or whether a new election should be called.