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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:15 pm    Post subject: Quebec provincial by election in Roberval on dec 10 Reply with quote

( unlikely trudeau who likes to delay and play games with by elections , the CAQ is wasting no time in filling Couillard's old seat with a nearly immediate vote for early December, even though quebec just had a provincial vote in early October )

By-election for Couillard's seat in Roberval to be held Dec. 10

CTV Montreal
Published Wednesday, November 7, 2018 2:20PM EST

A by-election to win the seat vacated by former premier Philippe Couillard will be held on Dec. 10.

The Quebec government confirmed Wednesday that it would hold the Roberval by-election on that date.

"Our government considers it important that the citizens of Roberval be represented by a member of the National Assembly as soon as possible. We are launching this by-election immediately in order to respect Quebec democracy,” Premier Francois Legault said in a statement.

The riding of Roberval, on the southwestern shore of Lac Saint-Jean, was won by Couillard on Oct. 1, but he gave up his seat after the Liberals lost the general election.

The riding has changed hands between the Liberals and the Parti Quebecois for decades


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

November 7, 2018 3:55 pm Updated: November 7, 2018 4:27 pm

Quebec byelection set for Roberval after Philippe Couillard’s resignation

By Raquel Fletcher
Quebec City Correspondent Global News

Former premier Philippe Couillard held the riding from 2014 to 2018 before he resigned a few days after the Oct. 1 election. The Liberal caucus later chose an interim leader, former Treasury Board president Pierre Arcand.

The CAQ government announced Wednesday the byelection will be held on Dec. 10. Liberal MNA Gaétan Barrette told media he’s not concerned about the byelection being so close to the Christmas holidays.

“The rules allow that,” he said. “Obviously, we have to live with and make decisions and accept decisions that are made by the actual rules.”

Roberval has gone back and forth between Liberals and Parti Québécois candidates since the 1970s.

“We will work very hard to keep this riding for our party, but we’ll see,” he added.

The Liberal Party went from 68 seats before Oct. 1 to just 29 following Couillard’s resignation.

Barrette said the Liberals have not chosen a candidate yet.

The CAQ, however, said it will announce its candidate on Thursday


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( the liberals have named a 27 year old city councillor as there candidate although I think it will be very challenging to hold the riding , also not sure who PQ is running but I'd say its likely to swing to the CAQ unless something changes between now and election on dec 10 )

Roberval By-election: Liberals choose candidate

CTV Montreal
Published Monday, November 12, 2018 2:10PM EST
Last Updated Monday, November 12, 2018 7:07PM EST

The Quebec Liberal party has named its candidate for the upcoming by-election in the riding of Roberval.

William Laroche is going to run in the rural riding that was held by former premier Philippe Couillard, who stepped down following his party's defeat on Oct. 1.

Laroche, 27, is a city councillor and volunteer firefighter who was born and raised in the area. He has never before run in provincial politics.

Interim Liberal party leader Pierre Arcand said that believe Laroche's in-depth knowledge of the region will be an asset in his campaign.

"What we will tell the voters here in Roberval is that we need this riding. We want to become, once again, the party of the Quebec regions and it starts with the Saguenay Lac St. Jean region which is quite significant," said Arcand.

The Coalition Avenir Quebec's candidate is Nancy Guillemette, who was a city councillor in Roberval from 2008 until 2017 but currently serves as general manager of Mental Health Quebec/Lac St. Jean.

The previous candidate who ran against Couillard, Denise Trudel, won 24 percent of the vote on Oct. 1 but is not running again.

Voters will go to the polls on Dec. 10.

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