Gilles Duceppe's son is running for Parliament

The scion of a Quebec political giant is hoping to win big in this fall's federal election, but his name isn't Justin Trudeau.

Alexis Brunelle-Duceppe announced on Saturday his candidacy for the Bloc Québécois nomination in the federal riding of Lac-Saint-Jean.

His father, of course, is Gilles Duceppe, who led the federal separatist party from 1997 to 2011, and briefly in 2015.

The two Duceppes were joined by Yolande Brunelle, Alexis's mother, and the Bloc's current leader, Yves-François Blanchet, when he announced his candidacy at a fundraising dinner in Alma.

Brunelle-Duceppe is already the president of the local Bloc riding assocation in Lac-Saint-Jean.  According to Twitter, he also works in a factory.

He will have his work cut out for him once he starts knocking on doors for his party, though.  

Though the riding was once held by Lucien Bouchard, the Bloc placed a distant third in an October 2017 by-election in the riding.  BQ candidate Marc Maltais won just 23% of the vote, 5,000 votes short of the victorious Liberal candidate, Richard Hébert.  

Two years before that, in 2015, the Bloc's candidate Sabin Gaudreault trailed the incumbent Conservative MP, Denis Lebel, by more than 8,000 ballots.