The New Democrats are announcing a new federal candidate in the Gatineau area - former Liberal MP Françoise Boivin.
NDP Leader Jack Layton is holding a new conference Monday to introduce Ms. Boivin, a broadcaster, labour lawyer and onetime chair of the Liberal women's caucus.
Ms. Boivin, 47, was defeated by Bloc candidate Richard Nadeau in the January 2006 federal election.
She has been considering running for the NDP for some time.
As a radio and television host, she called on people to boycott Petro-Canada in an effort to pressure the national fuel company to lower gasoline prices.
During her single term with the Liberals, she was also a vocal opponent of the U.S. missile defence system.