A new candidate has joined the federal election race in the riding of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke.

Hector Clouthier is running as an independent candidate.  He is joining five other candidates from registered parties in the riding.

Incumbent candidate Cheryl Gallant is running for the Conservative Party of Canada.  Daniel McCarthy is running for the New Democratic Party.  Jeff Lehoux is running for the Liberal Party of Canada.  Stefan Klietsch is running for the Green Party of Canada.  Steve Fortin is running for the Libertarian Party of Canada.

The federal election is taking place October 19th.