The Parti Québécois (PQ) fielded 22 candidates at once on Thursday — 11 men and 11 women — in ridings that eluded it in the 2018 election.
The announcement was made via press release. I am confident that the public will recognize the rigor, authenticity and passion of our team, said Paul St-Pierre Plamondon. All of his candidates are well established in their respective communities and will know how to listen to the populace, he says.
The candidates announced on Thursday are : Pamela Lavoie-Savard (Beauce-Nord); Guillaume Freire (Bertrand); Zacharie Robitaille (Bourassa-Sauvé); Guillaume Paquet (Brome-Missisquoi); Alexandre LItaly (Combat Master); Marianne Lafleur (Chateauguay); Charles Hubert Riverin (Chauveau); Rachid Bandou (Chomedey); Michel Forget (south bank); Emrick Couture-Picard (Drummond-Bois-Francs); Vincent Delorme (Gouin); Chantal Beauregard (Jacques Cartier); Laurence Massey (Jeanne Mance Viger); Sarah Joly-Simard (La Prairie); Normand Ouellette (The Plains); Ophélie Bastien (Mont-Royal-Outremont); Monique Michaud Allard (Orford); Jolaine Paradis-Chateauneuf (Pontiac); Lyne Jubinville (Sainte Rose); Genevieve Dufour (Terrebonne); Christopher Masse (Vaudreuil); and Florence Racicot (Westmount–Saint-Louis).
The PQ – which announced on Wednesday that Jeff Dufour-Tremblay, senior assistant to Bloc member for Manicouagan Marilène Gill, would run for the votes in René-Lévesque – has presented itself so far 78 Candidates from 125 constituencies.
In this regard, it is Québec solidaire that is leading the way of the five major parties battling for October’s elections. So far, the formation has announced 121 Candidates: 67 women and 54 men. His co-spokeswoman Manon Massé was also in Duplessis on Thursday to introduce his newest recruit Uapukun Mestokosho.
For its part, the Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ) presented its candidates in 118 constituencies. His latest announcement was made on Wednesday in Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, where journalist Martine Biron will try to succeed Marc Picard.
The Caquiste candidates in Hull and Pontiac will be presented to the press on Friday afternoon, while those of the five remaining Ridings (Bertrand, Gaspé, Jacques-Cartier, Matane-Matapédia and Rouyn-Noranda-Témiscamingue) will be presented later.
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For its part, the Conservative Party of Quebec announced its colors 108 constituencies so far.
On Wednesday, the squad introduced Matthieu Kadri, who will replace his father Michel Kadri after the latter’s retirement at Chapleau due to health issues. And on Thursday, Éric Duhaime’s party revealed the identity of its candidates in D’Arcy-McGee (Bonnie Feigenbaum) and in Mégantic (Mathieu Chenard).
The party, which has never managed to elect a member in the past, is on track to be represented in the 125 Ridings of Quebec. An internal source said on Thursday that she would present a dozen candidates at the same time on Friday.
Eventually, the Quebec Liberal Party just announced 73 Candidates so far, including three, Wednesday, in the Capitale-Nationale region. On Thursday, their leader, Dominique Anglade, went to Papineau to introduce Wittlyn to Kate Semervil, who will try to evict the caquiste Mathieu Lacombe in the fall.