A former political adviser to Minister Christian Dubé will be a candidate for the CAQ in Jacques-Cartier, a rider traditionally won by the Liberals.
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Rébecca Guénard-Chouinard will have the difficult task of defeating incumbent Liberal MP Gregory Kelley, who was elected in 2018 with almost 72% of the vote. According to election forecasting site Qc125, the Liberals have a more than 99% chance of retaining that seat on Oct. 3. And the CAQ would only come in third behind Éric Duhaime’s Conservatives.
Only once since 1939 have the Liberals lost that influence. That was in 1989 through the Equality Party, whose aim was to defend Anglophone interests in Quebec.
The new CAQ candidate is a communications professional who is said to have “deep knowledge of the political environment,” according to a CAQ press release.
She currently works as a government relations consultant with Ryan Public Affairs. Previously, she worked for a few months as a political attaché in the Office of the Minister for Health and Social Care. From 2018 to 2021 she also worked as press officer in the Mayor’s Office of Longueuil.