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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:39 pm    Post subject: 4 Quebec provincial by-elections to be held Dec 5 Reply with quote

( 4 provincial by-elections have been called in quebec , 1 in a liberal riding in montreal , 2 in PQ ridings in or around montreal and another in a independent former CAQ riding in eastern quebec )


Four by-elections to be held in Quebec Dec. 5




Voters will cast ballots in Verdun, St. Jerome, Marie-Victorin and Arthabaska.




CTV Montreal: Four by-elections





Premier Philippe Couillard is expected to announce four by-elections Wednesday afternoon.


CTV Montreal
Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016 12:46PM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, November 2, 2016 6:27PM EDT


Voters in four Quebec ridings will be heading to the polls in December.

Premier Philippe Couillard confirmed in a statement that in cabinet meeting Wednesday morning, they adopted a decree to hold the by-elections.

All four races were triggered because of different circumstances:



• In Verdun, Former Liberal minister Jacques Daoust was forced to resign because of a controversy over the sale of Quebec hardware chain Rona to American interests.
• In St-Jerome, former PQ leader Pierre Karl Peladeau suddenly resigned for family reasons.
• In Marie-Victorin, PQ MNA Bernard Drainville quit shortly after Peladeau's resignation.
• In Arthabaska, independent MNA Sylvie Roy died from a sudden illness.

Roy was with the CAQ before she became an independent MNA, so the party is hoping to hold on to the riding.

"I hope to protect this one, and I would like to make a gain in the three other races," said CAQ leader Francois Legault.

The PQ is hoping to hold on to St-Jerome, which is a swing riding. The CAQ won that riding before Peladeau won it for the PQ - and he did not win by a large margin.

“I'll be very present in the four by-elections between now and the 5th, starting this weekend, and I'm very hopeful in the four,” said PQ leader Jean-Francois Lisée.

“After two-years-and-a-half people will say if they are happy or unhappy about the government. We'll put a lot of emphasis on taxes and also about identity issues,” said Legault.

The by-elections will be held on Dec. 5.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

( it seems St Jerome is the most uncertain of the 4 by-elections as to where its headed , it had been a CAQ riding before Peladeau won it for PQ , also the riding of Arthabaska as it was held by an independent CAQ member could also change parties possibly .)


Quebec government calls four provincial byelections for Dec. 5


Philip Authier, Montreal Gazette
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Published on: November 2, 2016 | Last Updated: November 2, 2016 6:39 PM EDT



QUEBEC — Voters in four provincial ridings will be going to the polls Dec. 5 to elect a new representative, Premier Philippe Couillard has announced. The elections will be held in the ridings of Saint-Jérôme, Marie-Victorin, Arthabaska and Verdun.

The leaders of the main parties in the legislature have been anxiously awaiting the dates of the elections. Couillard waited to the last possible minute to call them. The Liberals, Parti Québécois, Coalition Avenir Québec and Québec solidaire have already picked their candidates for each byelection.

Newly elected leader of the PQ, Jean-François Lisée conceded Wednesday the votes will be seen as the first test of his leadership.

“I will be very present for the byelections,” Lisée said. “It’s clear you will judge the general momentum of the PQ and its new leader based on the results of Dec. 5.”

Saint-Jérôme

Vacated by: Pierre Karl Péladeau (PQ), who quit politics May 2.

Candidates:
•PQ: Marc Bourcier, St-Jérôme city councillor
•Liberal: Naömie Goyette, chef and entrepreneur
•CAQ: Bruno Laroche, mayor of St-Hippolyte
•QS: Marcel Gosselin, professor and union activist

Although it was won by Péladeau in the 2014 general election, it had been a CAQ riding before and the party would dearly love to get it back.



Marie-Victorin

Vacated by: Bernard Drainville (PQ), who quit politics June 15 to become a radio and television analyst.

Candidates:
•PQ: Catherine Fournier, former PQ political attaché and Bloc Québécois candidate
•Liberal: Normand Parisien, general manager of Transport 2000 Quebec, a public transit lobbying group
•CAQ: Julie Chapdelaine, student
•QS: Carl Lévesque, postal worker

The PQ is not too worried about the results in Marie-Victorin — a riding that is solidly PQ.

Arthabaska

Vacated by: Sylvie Roy (Independent), who died July 31.

Candidates:
•PQ: Jacques Daigle, school board commissioner and former professor
•Liberal: Luc Dastous, administrator and former city councillor
•CAQ: Éric Lefebvre, entrepreneur and city councillor
•QS: Sarah Beaudoin, student

“We already have the riding of Arthabaska and it’s important to win it,” CAQ leader François Legault said. Roy was elected as a member of his party before becoming independent. “I not only want to win Arthabaska, I would like to make a gain in one of the three other ridings which belong to other parties.”

Verdun

Vacated by: Jacques Daoust (Liberal), who resigned Aug. 19.

Candidates:
•PQ: Richard Langlais, businessman
•Liberal: Isabelle Melançon, party activist and political chief of staff
•CAQ: Ginette Marotte, former mayor of Verdun borough
•QS: Véronique Martineau, social activist

The byelections will not change the composition of the National Assembly significantly.

The Liberals hold 69 seats, the PQ 28, the CAQ 20 and Québec solidaire three. The other member is independent Gerry Sklavounos, who represents the Montreal riding of Laurier-Dorion. Sklavounos was kicked out of the Liberal caucus after allegations of sexual assault.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

( there had been plans for a left wing coalition in Verdun riding but it does not appear those plans came together for the by-election )


PQ pondering coalition with Quebec Solidaire, Green Party to win Verdun riding

Quebec Economy Minister Jacques Daoust
The Parti Quebecois is reportedly hoping to form a coalition with Quebec Solidaire and the Green Party to win former Transport Minister Jacques Daoust's riding of Verdun in the next provincial election.




The Canadian Press
Published Sunday, October 16, 2016 4:38PM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, October 16, 2016 4:43PM EDT


The Parti Quebecois has a plan to win the riding of Verdun in the next provincial election: teaming up with its rivals.

Sources told The Canadian Press that party officials will propose an alliance with Quebec Solidaire and the Green Party in the riding in order to win its seat in the National Assembly, vacant since the resignation of Jacques Daoust.

An internal poll shows Liberal support in the riding at 40.2 per cent after distributing undecided votes, 10 per cent less than they received in the April 2014 provincial election.

The poll showed a coalition between the PQ and QS would garner 35.4 per cent support, placing them in a statistical tie with the Liberals, again after redistributing undecided votes.

A source within the PQ who requested anonymity said that bringing in the Green Party would ensure a victory.

“What the survey showed is that we should have a conversation with the Green Party,” they said. “Given the green policies of (new PQ leader Jean-Francois Lisée), it’s certainly possible.”

One proposed scenario would be a candidate who is not affiliated with any of the three parties who would sit as an independent, though the PQ source said they are open to other ideas.

The Parti Quebecois has already named a candidate for that riding's by-election: Lorraine Pintal.

QS spokesperson Stephanie Guevremont expressed little enthusiasm for the idea, saying their candidate has already spent two weeks canvassing door-to-door.

“If the PQ wants to abstain to permit our candidate to beat the Liberals, they’re free to do so,” she said.

Green Party leader Alex Tyrrell also declined to express support for a coalition.

“We are encouraged by our results in the survey and we will present a candidate in Verdun,” he said, adding that he is open to discussing environmental policy with the PQ.

At a caucus meeting in Victoriaville on Sunday, MNA Veronique Hivon said she is optimistic for a "progressive convergence," despite the apparent lack of enthusiasm from the other two parties.

Hivon, who withdrew from the party's leadership race due to health concerns in August, said she has received a green light from her doctor to return to her full duties.

The survey showed support for the PQ slipping slightly from 24.4 per cent last election to 22.3 per cent while QS is up to 13.9 per cent from 9.7 per cent. The Green Party had a substantial increase in support, garnering 10.9 per cent, versus 2.1 per cent in 2014.

Verdun is one of four ridings which will soon hold by-elections. The others are Marie-Victorin, formerly held by the retired Bernard Drainville, former PQ leader Pierre Karl Peladeau’s riding of St-Jerome and Arthabaska, whose MNA Syvlie Roy passed away in July.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don Macpherson: François Legault's opportunistic tax-relief proposal


Don Macpherson, Montreal Gazette
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Published on: October 31, 2016 | Last Updated: October 31, 2016 2:25 PM EDT


Coalition Avenir Québec Leader François Legault responds to reporters at a news conference at the entrance of a party caucus meeting, Thursday, October 27, 2016 at the legislature in Quebec City. CAQ MNA Nathalie Roy, right, looks on.


One definition of opportunism in the Canadian Oxford Dictionary is “the seizing of opportunities when they occur.” The word applies to the latest proposal by François Legault.

In weekend interviews, the Coalition Avenir Québec leader called for the government to send a cheque for $1,000 to each family, or $500 to each taxpayer.

Legault said the measure would inject a stimulus of $1.7 billion into Quebec’s economy, and partly compensate for what he says is the $1,300 in additional revenues the Couillard government has collected from each family in the last two years.

Legault’s $1,000-a-family proposal is as simple and easy to understand as a campaign slogan on a bumper sticker. And it’s timely, for several reasons.

The province appears to be able to afford the measure, since Finance Minister Carlos Leitão announced last Tuesday that the government ended the last budget year with a surplus of $2.2 billion.

Legault said the government’s new-found financial latitude should be used to reduce taxes instead of the accumulated public debt.

On Wednesday, Premier Philippe Couillard is expected to call four byelections for Dec. 5. Two of them are crucial for Legault’s party.

One is in Arthabaska, a rural riding southwest of Quebec City, in a conservative area favourable to the CAQ.

The Coalition can ill afford to lose Arthabaska, which has become a stronghold for Legault’s party.

In the last two general elections, it elected Sylvie Roy for the CAQ and its predecessor party by more than 5,000 votes. But Roy left the Coalition last year after a dispute with Legault, and sat in the National Assembly as an independent until she died last July.

The question in the byelection will be how much of the CAQ vote in the last two elections was a vote for Roy. She had represented the riding, and before 2012 a neighbouring one that then included part of the present Arthabaska, since 2003.

The other especially closely watched byelection is in Saint-Jérôme riding, in the lower Laurentians north of Montreal.

Saint-Jérôme is a swing riding that in the two general elections since its creation alternated between star candidates for the CAQ and the Parti Québécois, giving slim pluralities to Jacques Duchesneau of the Coalition in 2012 and Pierre Karl Péladeau of the PQ in 2014. Péladeau later became leader of the PQ, until he quit politics last May.

The riding is typical of the mainland part of the 450 area code surrounding Montreal Island, a battleground contested by the Coalition and the PQ. Legault’s tax-relief proposal particularly targets young families there.

The Coalition is competing with the official opposition PQ to become the leading alternative to the governing Liberals in the next general election, due in October 2018.

The first published poll results since Jean-François Lisée became PQ leader three weeks ago suggest that the balance in support between the Coalition and the PQ may have begun to tilt in favour of the latter.

But in the last couple of weeks, the PQ as well as the Liberals conceded the tax-relief issue to Legault.

Lisée, who since becoming leader has appeared obsessed with the small, left-wing Québec solidaire party, said his priority was the restoration of public services, not income-tax reduction “in the short term.”

In response, Legault said that whenever Lisée, who has been called an “idea machine,” has a new idea, it means a new government program. “Jean-François Lisée is an idea, an expense, a tax.”

And Finance Minister Leitão, in announcing last year’s budget surplus, in effect also announced that the Liberals are reneging on their election promise to use half of future projected surpluses to reduce income tax.

He said the government’s priorities now include increased spending on health, social services and education, ahead of tax cuts.

So the PQ and the Liberals have created an opening for Legault. The future of his party may depend on his ability to exploit it.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PQ sees Verdun up for grabs but Liberals hope to hang on as by-election looms



CTV Montreal
Published Saturday, November 5, 2016 6:38PM EDT



Four weeks before by-elections for four vacant provincial ridings, the race for Verdun’s seat in the National Assembly is heating up.

On Saturday, Parti Quebecois leader Jean-Francois Lisee made a stop to campaign for candidate Richard Langlais on Nuns’ Island. The PQ is making a concerted effort to garner votes in a riding that has long been rival territory.

“It’s been Liberal since the early ‘60s, but it doesn’t need to stay this way,” said Lisee.

Lisee said voter discontent with the ruling Liberals combined with the Coalition Avenir Quebec making headway could help local businessman Langlais make history.

“The Liberal candidate is someone who is completely unknown here, that doesn’t live here, hasn’t had an impact in Verdun at all,” he said.

However, Liberal candidate Isabelle Melancon was also pressing the flesh on Saturday. The candidate was campaigning door-to-door, asking potential constituents what issues are important to them.

She said she thinks voters will admire the Liberals for making hard decisions over budget cuts and will have faith in the party going forward.

“Was it easy? No,” she said. “Did we have the courage to do it? The answer is yes.”

The Verdun seat was left vacant following the resignation of former transport minister Jacques Daoust in August. Daoust left politics after emails surfaced suggesting he had approved the sale of Rona Hardware to American interests while serving as Quebec’s economy minister.

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From election-winning machine to plummeting membership: Quebec Liberals face growing signs of decay


By Graeme Hamilton November 13, 2016


After holding power for 11 of the last 13 years, there are growing signs of decay in the party of Premier Philippe Couillard.



MONTREAL – Quebec’s provincial Liberal Party has a reputation as a disciplined election-winning machine. Existential angst is supposed to be a Parti Québécois thing.

But after holding power for 11 of the last 13 years, there are growing signs of decay in the party of Premier Philippe Couillard.

An internal report leaked last week warned a plummeting party membership could jeopardize Liberal chances in future elections. News of another scheme alleged to have enriched prominent Liberal bagmen under the previous government has ensured the cloud of corruption hanging over the party will stay put. And declining interest in Quebec sovereignty has weakened the party’s trump card as a federalist bastion against the separatists.

“It is a party that has lost its identity,” said Jonathan Trudeau, a columnist and radio host who served as a Liberal adviser during the previous government of Jean Charest. “The very heart, the lungs of the party are its members. People feel less and less connected, and the Liberal trademark as the party of the economy is slowly crumbling.”

A glaring sign of the malaise came this week when a confidential internal report written to “sound the alarm” about party problems was leaked to La Presse. The leak itself was remarkable, because the Liberals typically avoid airing their dirty laundry in public.

But it was what the author — Jérôme Turcotte, an outgoing party executive member and chairman of its political commission — concluded that had to be sobering to any Liberal looking ahead to an election in 2018.

Turcotte wrote that from mid-2014 to the end of 2015, the party lost 2 per cent of its membership. It has dropped to 37,000 members, a far cry from the 160,000 it boasted in the early 1990s and half the number of members the PQ has. Like the PQ, the Liberals have lost touch with younger Quebecers: 8 per cent of Liberal members are under 35 while 59 per cent are over 65 or older.

The decline is explained in part by the fading importance of sovereignty and the recent “bad press” Quebec political parties have received following the Charbonneau commission into corruption in the construction industry, Turcotte wrote.

But there is more to it. In power, the Liberals have increasingly centralized decision-making and stopped listening to the base, looking to members as a source of money but not ideas.

“Our party has been almost continuously in power for more than a decade now and a certain lethargy and overconfidence seems to have taken hold, even while the membership base is in free fall,” the report says. “There is reason to sound the alarm if we want our party to remain a true party of activists.”

Turcotte’s report was submitted to the party executive in April, and there is no sign anything has changed since he wrote it. In fact, the most recent news is more likely to drive membership down even further.

The Radio-Canada investigative program Enquête reported Nov. 3 that the former head of the Société immobilière du Québec, a crown corporation, and three Liberal fundraisers allegedly pocketed kickbacks totalling $2-million from a series of government real-estate transactions between 2003 and 2008. One of the fundraisers, William Bartlett, organized Couillard’s 2007 election campaign in the Quebec City riding of Jean-Talon, and the opposition dug up a clip of Couillard thanking Bartlett in the National Assembly after his election.

“It smells rotten from one end to the other,” Jean Vézina, a former head of the SIQ, said when informed by Radio-Canada of the fraud allegations. The PQ and the Coalition Avenir Québec were quick to accuse the Liberals of benefiting from dirty money.

There have been no charges laid and no proof that the party received any of the money, but the stench lingers.

Trudeau, who has been out of politics since 2010, said he still encounters slurs because he is identified as a Liberal. “It’s as if now, if you’re a Liberal, you are automatically catalogued as a thief, corrupt,” he said. “I think people are really tired of that. There are people who are fed up with always hearing about the whiff of scandal around the party instead of talking about the real issues that the PLQ should be looking after. It’s hard to see when they will be able to clean the slate.”

In 2014, the Liberal slate was dirty, but they were able to make voters look away by raising the prospect of a sovereignty referendum if Pauline Marois’ PQ were re-elected.

New PQ leader Jean-François Lisée has promised there will be no referendum in a first PQ mandate. The CAQ, hobbled by leader François Legault’s PQ past as a PQ cabinet minister and suspicions that he remains a closet separatist, is positioning itself as an alternative for federalists fed up with the Liberals. On Saturday, it was to adopt a new Article 1 of its constitution declaring that it is “a modern nationalist party” committed to ensuring “the development and the prosperity of the Quebec as a nation within Canada. . . .”

The Liberals are also set to meet on the weekend for an annual policy discussion with members. The Turcotte report is not on the agenda. Trudeau said he would like to see some members “rattle the cage,” but he admits it is unlikely.

“The party machine is so well-oiled, the control of the leader is so powerful, that we have to expect it will be a love fest as usual,” he said. They could be singing kumbaya all the way to defeat.

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PQ, CAQ make appeals to anglophone voters


CTV Montreal
Published Sunday, November 20, 2016 5:30PM EST
Last Updated Monday, November 21, 2016 8:01AM EST


Quebec’s non-ruling political parties are courting the province’s anglophones, banking on the perception that English-speakers have begun to feel neglected after decades of loyalty to the Liberals.

In recent weeks, both Coalition Avenir Quebec leader Francois Legault and Parti Quebecois leader Jean-Francois Lisee have made public appeals to Anglophone voters: Legault has promised to never hold a sovereignty referendum while Lisee has touted his time as a cabinet minister in charge of relations with the English community under premier Pauline Marois.

Both parties have their eyes on the riding of Verdun, a seat which has been held by a Liberal for the past 50 years. Shifting political winds could see that change in next month’s by-election.

Parti Quebecois leader Jean-Francois Lisee and CAQ leader Francois Legault have been courting Anglophone voters they suspect have grown weary of the ruling Liberals.

Lisee has also sworn to focus on good governance during a first term as premier, with no referendum to be held unless he wins reelection. He said some anglo voters have already expressed a wish to vote for his party in the next provincial election in 2018.

“I meet them, they come to me, they talk to me, that’s what they say,” he said.

Legault, however, believes his party’s recent statements promoting the benefits of federalism will do more to sway any voters who have grown tired of Liberal scandals.

“You really have to discard this project of sovereignty,” he said. “That’s what we did. (Lisee) is unhappy because now we’re competitive and he’s not.”

Lisee shot back, calling Legault “this shifting persona who’s a separatist one day, a federalist another day.”

The Liberals have made their own appeals to English-speaking voters; during their annual convention last week, Premier Philippe Couillard said he is “proud… of the role you play, proud to say your future is here, proud to say we will build your future together.”

Couillard has also recently met with the Quebec Community Groups Network, a group which represents dozens of English organizations from across Quebec. It was the first time the QCGN had met with a premier since Bernard Landry was in power.

For their part, the Liberals claim to welcome the new competition.

“It’s new that the PQ and CAQ are recognizing that the Anglophone community and English-speaking citizens in Quebec are Quebecers,” said House Leader Jean-Marc Fournier. “That’s good news. That’s the first time.”

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( having a difficult time trying to figure out whats happening in these by elections , did manage to find a couple French language articles out of St Jerome about the CAQ candidate )



Health, at the heart of my priorities"-

Bruno Laroche France Poirier france.poirier@tc.tc

published on November 10, 2016.

Bruno Laroche and François Paradis. ©(Photo: TC Media – Élaine Nicol) ELECTIONS.

The candidate of the QCA in Saint-Jérôme, Bruno Laroche, accompanied of the Member for Lévis and spokesman for the QCA health and the status of seniors, François paradise, presented their priorities in health to Saint-Jérôme. Advertising "citizens, physicians, health care workers are worried." -François Paradis Bruno Laroche held to talk about three important issues to St. Jerome: the mental health, the project Optilab Pavilion and the tax reduction for families.

"The delay in the construction of the new Pavilion of mental health care resulted in a staggering increase in waiting time in the Emergency Department, which is currently more than 25 hours", said the candidate Laroche. He added that 16% of patients who find themselves on a stretcher to the emergency have mental health problems. "The new pavilion would solve an important part of the waiting," the candidate continued. A moratorium for the project Optilab caquiste candidate and MP paradise were concerned by the Optilab project. "This project currently has too many risks and unknowns to be deployed.

It also represents an increase of risk of errors and loss of samples who will have to travel long distances, causing delays and covers of tests for patients. And that's not counting the jobs that will be eliminated, either 128 in the Laurentians. "I intend to call for a moratorium on this project," said Bruno Laroche. Low taxes for families Bruno Laroche argues that Coalition future Quebec is the only training to claim a tax cut of $ 1,000 per family. "This measure would restore to the Jeromiens a breath of air and stimulate our local and regional economy," concluded the candidate Laroche.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( appears to be a lot of candidates running just like the 2 by elections in Ontario , labour party of quebec is running candidates ? whoever they are )


Four elections candidates are known for the by-elections of December 5, QMI Agency.

Published on November 19, 2016, 18:38 - last updated November 19, 2016 18:42    

JOEL LEMAY/AGENCY QMI

altogether 38 candidates will try to get elected in the four by-elections that will be held on December 5 in Quebec in Arthabaska, Marie-Victorin, Saint-Jérôme and Verdun announced Saturday the Director general of elections.

These four ridings, there are 34, 2% of women and a high proportion of youth with 35.1% of contestants aged 18 to 29 years old. It is in Marie-Victorin, the district left vacant after the resignation of the PQ Member Bernard Drainville, comes the largest number of candidates. Not less than 11 people have produced a statement of candidacy.

Many unknown banners are appearing in these elections as the Labour Party of Quebec, change integrity for our Quebec, the autonomist team. More than 210,000 voters are invited to the polls to elect successors to the liberal Jacques Daoust (Vendun), the PQ Bernard Drainville (Marie-Victorin) and Pierre Karl Péladeau (Saint-Jérôme) and fire Sylvie Roy (Arthabaska) who had left the CAQ in 2015 to sit as an independent. Ms. Roy died suddenly at age 51 in July 2016.

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Laroche agrees to get the financing for the expansion of the UQO by-election in Saint-Jérôme

Françoise Le Guen francoise.leguen@tc.tc published 18 November 2016.

the candidate of the QCA for St. Jerome, Bruno Laroche, is committed to obtaining financing for the expansion of the UQO in Saint-Jérôme.

The candidate of the QCA for St. Jerome, Bruno Laroche, is committed to working with the Mayor of Saint-Jérôme, Stéphane Maher, to ensure that the Government of Quebec provides funding for the expansion of the campus of St. Jerome of the University of Quebec in Outaouais. A

dvertising that is accompanied by the Member for Chambly and spokesman for the CAQ in education, Jean-François Roberge, that Bruno Laroche recalled that the QCA was education its top priority. "As such, the critical issue here is the expansion of the Pavilion of St. Jerome. It is the main University of the Laurentians and it should be funded as such. Mayor Maher can count on my support so that this critical issue becomes a reality as soon as possible", he said.

The caquiste candidate has mentioned, that initially, the building had been built in function to accommodate 1,000 students full time, however, six years after its construction, UQO campus welcomes nearly two times more students than its intended capacity. "As a result the UQO is forced to quotas some programs and to prevent open others. This is unacceptable! "Jean-François Roberge for his part referred to the fact that the QCA has proposed ambitious measures in education last year. "Education is the Foundation of a healthy society.

When I see the Government cut in services to students in trouble, when I see the dismal state of our schools, this reinforces my determination to fight so that the situation changes", has put forward the Member for Chambly. Yan Desrochers, the representative of the Laurentians and Samuel Lemire statement, the president of the Commission of the statement of the QCA also accompanied Bruno Laroche.

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( the conservative party of quebec ? is running a candidate in Arthabaska , never heard much of this party before )

Guy Morin joined the conservative candidate dance in Arthabaska

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Alex Drouin, Vice President of the collective against a Quebec record of firearms,

Guy Morin, wearing a conservative in Arthabaska County in the Dec. 5 election. He has indicated that this is his first experience in politics.

"I've been around Sylvie Roy during his last six months of life. She was a good example, and thanks to her, we managed to get the petition [of the firearms registry]. "I owed him one, and the best way to thank was to introduce myself", explained the candidate residing both in Quebec City and Trois-Rivières. Asked about his intentions for the people here, he mentioned that he was still some time to evaluate the needs of the population.


"I've heard of some cases, but I give myself time to meet people in the County and see their interest. Now, I see a bunch of political parties who are trying to pass their agenda. "For me, it's the citizens agenda which is the most important." When the www.lanouvelle.net asked him if his team would be made up of people of the region, he said that he could not say more at the moment. "I have a great team working for a few weeks and over the next few days, you will see that all things will follow and it will be everywhere", says. "Guy Morin, it is someone who has the front."

He is not afraid to fight for what he believes is right, people like that, it's rare. "I am convinced that Guy will be able to prove to the voters of Arthabaska, as Sylvie Roy did so well, that the policy otherwise it is possible", the leader of the Conservative Party of Quebec, Adrien Pouliot launched. Father of three children and entrepreneur in the field of security, Mr. Morin is also known of the Quebec population for having participated in the popular show everyone talking about it last April in which he was invited to swap on the control of firearms.

The area before the metropolis during the interview, Mr. Morin mentioned that he had every intention to represent the people of the region. "The Member must go to the National Assembly to represent the people of the County and not defend the party line. We know that all parties make their Bill and their program based on the views conveyed on the island of Montreal."

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( I'm really not sure who the conservative party of quebec is , appears to be an alternative to the mainstream parties which they feel are too montreal focused )


The Conservative Party of Quebec announced the appointment of Guy Morin as conservative candidate in the County of Arthabaska

 GUY MORIN, a CANDIDATE WHO A IN FRONT MONTREAL,

Nov. 5. 2016 sixth Telbec /-Adrien Pouliot, leader of the Conservative Party of Quebec, is proud to announce today, at the hotel the Victorin, the appointment of Guy Morin as conservative candidate in Arthabaska County.

Guy Morin, a contractor attached to the values of freedom and individual responsibility with three children, and entrepreneur in the field of security, the source of his political activism, it's his deep commitment to the values of freedom and individual responsibility. This is what motivated his involvement as Vice President in the collective all against a Quebec record of firearms (TCRQ).

The policy, a matter of conviction orphan political since Mario Dumont left the life policy, Guy Morin is astonished to see the multiplication of unanimous motions on issues that divide the population, especially in areas.

According to him, "politics is listen to the ideas of others, not to impose its ideas. Nobody has a monopoly on the truth. ». And it's why Sylvie Roy is an inspiration to him, this is one of the few politicians to listen to the people who dared to stand up for his convictions. Continue the work of Sylvie Roy with the Conservative Party of Quebec Guy Morin is fully acknowledged in the bold program of the conservative party, and it is with pride that he will be their candidate in Arthabaska.

For him, "political involvement is not an end, it's a way that allows me to defend the values of freedom and individual responsibility, and I don't see myself anywhere other than in the Conservative Party of Quebec.» Adrien Pouliot is a candidate of value according to the leader of the conservative party does not mince his words about his candidate:

"Guy Morin is someone who has the front." He is not afraid to fight for what he believes is right, people like that, it's rare. I am convinced that Guy will prove to voters of Arthabaska, as Sylvie Roy did so well, that the policy otherwise it is possible. ». SOURCE Conservative Party of Quebec

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( this article mentions a poll that gave a 6% lead to the CAQ in the arthabaska riding )


Numbers and the CAQ are sometimes a household funny"Alex Drouin alex.drouin@tc.tc published on November 18, 2016.

Martin Coiteux has moved to Victoriaville in order to support the candidate Luc Dastous © Alex Drouin caquiste candidate in Arthabaska Éric Lefebvre pointed out that a survey gave a six point lead over the liberal candidate, Luc Dastous. The latter seemed to take these numbers with a grain of salt. When the www.lanouvelle.net expressed the results conveyed by his opponent, Mr. Dastous displayed some surprise. "This is not what I feel on the ground. Anyway, we know, figures and the CAQ are sometimes a strange household.

I'd rather have the real verdict on December 5, this will be, the true survey,"commented Dastous, who nevertheless acknowledged that the by-election in Arthabaska was played between him and Éric Lefebvre. "The Government will be liberal for the next 22 months and I am well positioned to pick up the maximum for the region," he added. Asked about the points which he held dear, he mentioned that the case of the Hôtel-Dieu of Arthabaska was at the top of his list. Access to Highway 20 was also one of its priorities.

"it's been long that we hear about. Is the economic heart of Quebec and I want to give access to the entire region,"he said firmly. He also wishes to support the farmers, seniors, and community organizations. "Our citizens have needs and I am sensitive," he said by mentioning that he had privileged access to Government and Ministers compared to his opponents. The turn of Martin Coiteux Friday, the Minister of public safety, Martin Coiteux, was at Victoriaville to support the candidacy of Luc Dastous.

The media representatives took the opportunity to question him on the record of the Beaudet reservoir. "We will put in contact the administration of the city and the mayor André Bellevance with people from the Department. There are several programs in the field of infrastructure and we will try to see how it will accompany them", said Mr. Coiteux.

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( the PQ are claiming there being ignored in the by election in arthabaska )

They ignore me"- Jacques Daigle

Alex Drouin alex.drouin@tc.tc published November 19, 2016.

Jean-François Lisée was in the region at the weekend to press again Jacques Daigle. © Alex Drouin last Friday, the caquiste candidate in Arthabaska, Éric Lefebvre, stressed that the election was between him and the liberal candidate, Luc Dastous.

He confirmed the words of his opponent. The candidate of the Parti Québécois, Jacques Daigle, is at odds with his rivals. "They neglect me and that's their business," he said calmly. Also, the candidate of the future Québec Coalition reported that a poll put him ahead by six points over its closest rivals.

"Their scoring and their vision of things are artificial. They have no more results I can get", launched Jacques Daigle. ADVERTISING inRead invented by Teads passing through the region for the third time since the beginning of the campaign of this by-election, the leader of the Parti Québécois, Jean-François Lisée, abounded in the same direction as its candidate.

"These are results of score and I saw no scientific survey, he said. These are the people who will decide, and there is still a lot of time. Jacques is in the race and he is in the party who has represented Quebec." Tired of the Liberals when he leads his campaign, Mr. Daigle noted many voters crossed on its way to wish a new wind in provincial politics.

"People are tired of the liberal party that empty and sends the served in the region also. "They want that services remain here." Sylvie Roy and the CAQ since the beginning of the campaign in Arthabaska, the name of the deceased Sylvie Roy was pronounced repeatedly by the leaders of parties and candidates.

In front of reporters who were present during his visit to the galleries of maple, Lisée was no exception. "The QCA wants to take over the County, but François Legault threw out Sylvie Roy and they could not agree on a lot of topics. I hope that the Arthabaska people are going to remember,"said the head of the PQ

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Eric Lefebvre wants to continue the work of Sylvie Roy Registre of sex offenders

published 18 November 2016.

Éric Lefebvre seen alongside François Legault. (Photo TC Media - Alex Drouin) did the candidate of the future Quebec in Arthabaska, Éric Lefebvre, Coalition endorsed the decision of his party to call for the creation of a national public register of sex offenders.

This statement of Éric Lefebvre fits in its pursuit of the major claims of Sylvie Roy. Starting on December 6, if he is elected in Arthabaska, Mr. Lefebvre will work with colleagues André Spénard, MP for Beauce-Nord, and Nathalie Roy, Member of Montarville, so that Quebec adopts this tool for the protection of our children.

"This isn't yesterday my friend Sylvie Roy has advocated for the creation of such a public registry of sex offenders. It will be a way for me to carry on his work by pushing a folder that was close to his heart. Our children are our treasure and we must protect them. As a father, I want that my children are safe,"said Mr. Lefebvre.

prevention tool the Member for Beauce-Nord and the CAQ public safety spokesman, André Spénard, argues that the average rate of recidivism among sex offenders is 24% over a 15-year follow-up period.

"So we know that a repeat offender out of four will again commit an act of a sexual nature. We must say that in Quebec, are lost about 26% of our sex offenders released, against 4% in Ontario,"said Mr. Spénard. The Member for Montarville, Nathalie Roy, says for his part that the goal is to prevent crime. "We must ensure that the offenders respect their terms of release. Despite the good faith of the police, they can't be everywhere and having a registry will avoid crimes.

You know, when an offender sexual offender is released and it is dangerous, that we want to protect the most, potential victims or offenders? We want to protect citizens", she said. The future Québec Coalition invites the public to sign the online petition calling for the creation of a national public registry of sex offenders to the www.pourunregistre.com

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