The Quebec Conservative Party (PCQ) on Sunday introduced new members to its executive committee in a bid to “professionalize” the party ahead of its convention this fall.
It was Quebec Conservative Party leader Éric Duhaime who introduced these new members after a meeting in Drummondville on Sunday.
Louise Soucy, who has managed various companies and organizations for 24 years, was appointed General Manager. Note that Ms. Soucy is a former PQ contestant.
“I can’t wait to professionalize this organization and oversee the various bodies. My goal is clear, it is to ensure that steps are taken to win the 2026 general election,” the key stakeholder said in a press release.
Former Conservative candidate in the Beauce-Nord federation and mayor of Saint-Lambert-de-Lauzon, Olivier Dumais has been appointed chairman of the party’s organizing committee.
Former Conservative candidate in Vanier-Les-Rivières, Donald Gagnon, will officially chair the party, while his counterpart, Dr. Karim Elayoubi will chair the Political Committee.
“The Conservative Party of Quebec brings together people from different political backgrounds and it is important for us to professionalize the organization the day after the election,” explained the leader of the party, Éric Duhaime, in an interview with LCN on Sunday afternoon.
“We have a lot of members, we were very enthusiastic, we set everything up quickly and you have to put the right people in the right places. There we need marathon runners for the next four years, which will lead us to the 2026 elections,” he added.
Five main priorities
At this weekend’s shoulder talks, the PCQ outlined its priorities for the coming year in anticipation of the party convention this fall.
The party intends to focus its discussions on five priority issues: democratic reforms, Quebec’s natural resources and energy policy, inflation and public finances, health and emergencies, and Quebec’s autonomy within the Canadian Confederation.