(Fatima, Kuujjuaq) Dominique Anglade has had to defend his choice to end his campaign in Kuujjuaq, in north-du-Quebec, amid threats to liberal strongholds in Greater Montreal. “Everyone is important,” pleaded the liberal chairman on Sunday.
Posted 7:20am Updated 2:39pm
Fanny Levesque The press
“Everyone counts,” Dominique Anglade said during a press crowd outside the general store in Kuujjuaq, in the North du Quebec region. At his side, his candidate and former northern village mayor, Tunu Napartuk, argued the importance of bringing a strong First Nations voice to the National Assembly the day after the election.
Dominique Anglade defended his decision to end his campaign in Ungava. On Saturday she visited Gaspésie and the Îles-de-la-Madeleine. This strategy means the Quebec Liberal Party leader will have spent more time on the plane on Sunday than on the ground the day before the election.
“We were everywhere during the campaign, we were everywhere, that’s important. When we say to bring all Quebecers together, that’s a message we’re sending out to be present across the territory and send a very strong message to all communities, including Indigenous communities,” argued Ms. England.
The CAQ (Denis Lamothe, outgoing) would lead in Ungava with 35% of the voting intentions according to the Qc125 extrapolation page. The Parti Québécois (Christine Moore) and the Liberals would be neck and neck with 20% and 19% of the vote respectively. Ungava has a strong PQ history, except from 2014-2018 when the huge riding was liberal red-colored. Québec Solidaire is also targeting Ungava. The Left Party introduced author and Cree activist Maïtée Labrecque-Saganash.
Appeal to the “undecided”
After a five-week election campaign in which the needle didn’t move in his favour, Dominique Anglade on Sunday is urging undecided voters to choose his option. The Liberal leader is undeterred by opinion polls, which after 36 days of campaigning have shown no signs of an upswing in Liberal troops.
“The campaign is coming to an end, this is democracy. I see a lot of people who are still undecided, who can still decide where they want to go,” reacted Dominique Anglade in the Magdalen Islands before flying to Kuujjuaq.
What I can tell you is that we want to make our voice strong, the voice of Quebecers, and there is another way, another style of leadership that we need to see in Quebec.
Dominique Anglade, Head of PLQ
When the elections were called, Dominique Anglade’s Liberal Party also had 17% of the voting intentions. The leader of the Liberals will therefore not have been able to move the needle in her favor in the 36 days of the election campaign, according to a recent poll by Léger, which puts her on the same level.
“The actual poll is on October 3, I appeal to everyone who wants to see a different style of leadership, to everyone who sees that what’s happening doesn’t reflect what they want,” he said – pleading her in the press crowd on Sunday.
According to a Léger poll published in Quebecor media on Sunday, Dominique Anglade gained a percentage point in voting intentions to return to 17%, giving him two points ahead of Québec solidaire and the Parti Québécois, who have 15% are equal. The Quebec Conservative Party won 14%.
It also appears that the CAQ leader has managed to slow his descent as he gets 38% of voting intentions, according to the probing conducted September 28-30. The statements of François Legault and Jean Boulet would therefore not have harmed the CAQ.