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Suspect in PQ shooting feared impact of election

The man accused in the fatal shooting at a Parti Québécois victory bash feared that anything but a Liberal election win would hurt him financially, according to people who know him.

The man accused in the fatal shooting at a Parti Québécois victory bash feared that anything but a Liberal election win would hurt him financially, according to people who know him.

Richard Henry Bain, who locals say was obsessed with expanding his fishing-lodge business, was arrested after an election-night attack that left one person dead and another wounded outside a Montreal theatre.

One of Bain's close friends says the 62-year-old was concerned a PQ win would have a negative impact on something that appeared to consume him: the future of his business.

The man, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Bain was convinced that he was close to securing crucial provincial assistance that would enable him to, among other things, transform his fishing camp into a registered overnight lodge, known as an outfitter.