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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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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( we now know who the candidates will be in the by election , although not seen as critically important all the main parties are running candidates )

- Thomas Gaudreault PQ
- Nancy Guillemette CAQ
- William Laroche Liberal
- Luc-Antoine Cauchon Quebec Solidaire
- Alex Tyrrell Green

Roberval : le portrait des candidats à l'élection

Carolyne Labrie
mercredi 14 novembre 2018 - 14h08

Crédit photo : Parti québécois : Thomas Gaudreault

Les quatre grands partis politiques du Québec ont maintenant leur candidat pour l'élection partielle dans Roberval.

Mercredi après-midi, Thomas Gaudreault a été confirmé par le Parti québécois. Âgé de 21 ans, l'ancien journaliste est arrivé troisième aux élections du 1er octobre, derrière Philippe Couillard et Denise Trudel de la CAQ. Le jeune homme a tout de même été choisi par le parti pour retenter sa chance.

La Coalition avenir Québec a choisi cette fois Nancy Guillemette pour représenter son parti. Ancienne conseillère municipale à Roberval, elle est présentement la directrice-générale de l'organisme Santé mentale Québec/Lac-Saint-Jean. La CAQ a préféré sa candidature à celle de l'ancien maire et préfet Bernard Généreux.

Crédit photo : Coalition avenir Québec : Nancy Guillemette

Celui qui tentera de conserver le siège libéral laissé par Philippe Couillard est William Laroche. Un homme bien impliqué dans son milieu. Conseiller municipal à Chambord, il est aussi le président du Festival du cowboy et lieutenant du service incendie de la municipalité.

Crédit photo : Parti libéral : William Laroche

C'est Luc-Antoine Cauchon qui représentera Québec Solidaire. Le candidat avait également tenté sa chance en octobre dernier. Il dit vouloir encore mettre de l'avant les enjeux comme l'environnement et l'indépendance.

Crédit photo : Québec Solidaire : Luc-Antoine Cauchon

Finalement, mercredi matin, le chef du Parti vert du Québec, Alex Tyrrell, a annoncé sur les réseaux sociaux qu'il sera candidat dans Roberval. Il souhaite ainsi discuter avec les électeurs et présenter le programme du parti en prévision des prochaines élections générales de 20222. Alex Tyrrell croit que d'ici quatre ans une équipe solide du Parti vert pourrait être implantée dans la région.

L'élection partielle du 10 décembre est rendue obligatoire en raison de la démission de Philippe Couillard en tant que chef du Parti libéral et député de Roberval.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seven candidates vie for ex-premier Philippe Couillard's former seat in byelection

The Associated Press
Published Sunday, November 25, 2018 10:56AM EST

QUEBEC -- Seven candidates are in the running for a byelection to replace former Quebec Liberal leader Philippe Couillard in the provincial riding of Roberval.

The riding has been vacant since Couillard quit politics days after losing October's provincial election.

Elections Quebec says following a Saturday deadline, seven parties have put up a candidate seeking to replace the former premier when voters in the riding go to the polls on Dec. 10.

Couillard garnered 42 per cent of the votes cast on Oct. 1, easily winning the riding in the province's Saguenay region.

The Coalition Avenir Quebec currently have 74 seats in the 125-seat legislature, followed by the Liberals at 29 and the Parti Quebecois and Quebec solidaire at 10 each, and one Independent member.

Both sovereigntist parties were granted official party status on Thursday following a deal with government in spite of each falling two seats short of the minimum, meaning additional budgets and powers.

The deal is expected to be ratified when the new legislative session begins next week with a first sitting on Tuesday.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( its difficult to find any news on this by election , unusual as its occurring so soon after the provincial election and of little importance to the overall numbers in the legislature )

ICI Radio-Canada Saguenay-lac-saint-jean

Candidates in Roberval s ' clash in another debate

Posted on Wednesday December 5th, 2018 at 16 h 29

Five people sit at a table. Behind, there are two posters of the Press Circle.Luc - Antoine Cauchon, Nancy Guillemette, Thomas Gaudreault and William Laroche are joined by Press Club President Jessica Blackburn. Photo: Radio - Canada

The candidates for the by-election in Roberval represented in the National Assembly participated Wednesday in a third debate.

In front of the Saguenay Press Circle, William Laroche of the Liberal Party, Nancy Guillemette of the Coalition avenir Québec, Thomas Gaudreault of the Parti Quebecois and Luc - Antoine Cauchon of Québec Solidaire were asked about the major economic issues.

It was particularly question of liberal reform of the health system, the shortage - of ' œ work that this key constituency of the ' forest industry.

Candidates also discussed the role of MP in a riding that was represented by outgoing Prime Minister Philippe Couillard.

That ' they said,

« J ' have been involved in many areas, making it so that I can understand many field records right now. J ' have a weakness on the side of health, but my goal is also to work with them, to understand them as necessary. »

- William Laroche, Liberal Party

« I think that ' there is a choice between someone ' one who will represent our values and someone ' one that will bring us the line of the national party. C ' is more like it that ' must see ' issue. We want to - you be four years idly be told: " You can not really do that, we n ' have more budget for it " ? »

- Luc - Antoine Cauchon, Quebec Solidarity

« I will be a strong voice in a strong caucus where decisions are made. Before ' to be a member of the CAQ, I will be primarily the member for Roberval. »

- Nancy Guillemette, Coalition avenir Québec

« In recent years, we had a Prime Minister, but it n ' was no deputy. That ' we want, c ' is a member who is going to help our entrepreneurs, our citizens, to go further in their projects. »

- Thomas Gaudreault, Parti Québécois

The vote for the by - election will be held on December 10.

In total, seven candidates are in the race to replace Philippe Couillard.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roberval byelection offers first test of Legault's premiership

The seat was vacated when former premier Philippe Couillard resigned in October.

Presse Canadienne
Updated: December 9, 2018

François Legault will face a first popularity test of his premiership in Monday’s byelection in Roberval.

All parties will be dealing with the challenge of convincing the riding’s voters to show up in the winter just two months after they elected former premier Philippe Couillard as their MNA.

Low voter turnout is therefore expected in this contest, which is seen as a faceoff between the Coalition Avenir Québec and the Quebec Liberal Party. Seven candidates are running in the byelection.

For Legault’s CAQ, a win in this Liberal riding would add a 75th seat to his majority caucus in the National Assembly.

This time, the CAQ has the advantage of being in power and can encourage voters to side with the government, which makes decisions and grants subsidies.

The Liberals, meanwhile, will attempt to retain the riding by noting how its voters were well-served by former premier Philippe Couillard, who resigned after his party was swept out of office. He easily won his riding with 42.4 per cent of the vote in October.

The Liberals are making this argument with a very different candidate than Couillard: 27-year-old William Laroche is municipal councillor in Chambord and president of the Festival du cowboy.

In October, the CAQ’s candidate in Roberval was Quebec City resident Denise Trudel. She received 24 per cent of the vote.

Nancy Guillemette, the general manager of Santé mentale Québec/Lac-Saint-Jean, is the CAQ’s candidate this time around. She was previously a municipal councillor in Roberval.

Thomas Gaudreault is reprising his candidacy for the Parti Québécois. The 21-year-old, who received 19 per cent of the vote in October, has worked as an attaché to Jonquière’s PQ MNA, Sylvain Gaudreault.

Like Gaudreault, Québec solidaire candidate Luc-Antoine Cauchon will be running for the second time in two months. Last time, the chef picked up 10 per cent of the vote.

Voter turnout in Roberval was 63 per cent in October.

Legault, interim Liberal leader Pierre Arcand and interim PQ leader Pascal Bérubé will all be in Roberval on Monday night.

Legally, the premier had six months — until April 2019 — to call a byelection, but he opted to proceed very quickly.

The byelection is expected to cost about $600,000.


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CAQ hopes to strengthen majority with by-election win in Couillard's old riding

The Canadian Press
Published Sunday, December 9, 2018 2:32PM EST
Last Updated Monday, December 10, 2018 7:06AM EST

Premier Francois Legault will face the first test of his popularity on Monday when the riding of Roberval holds a by-election.

Roberval was the seat previously held by former premier Philippe Couillard, who resigned after being defeated by Legault in October’s provincial election.

With the residents having just been to the polls two months ago, electoral experts are predicting a low turnout.

Seven candidates are running, but the race is expected to come down to Liberal William Laroche and the CAQ’s Nancy Guillemette.

A CAQ win would give Legault a seventy-fifth seat in the National Assembly.

Couillard won the riding with 42.4 per cent of the vote in October.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( in the end it wasn't even close , CAQ got over 50 % and liberals fell way back to 3 rd and only 15 % of the vote )

CAQ wins byelection to replace Philippe Couillard in Roberval

Nancy Guillemette cruised to victory Monday in a byelection in Quebec's Roberval riding, giving the Coalition Avenir Québec its 75th seat in the National Assembly.

Montreal Gazette & Presse Canadienne
Updated: December 10, 2018

Nancy Guillemette will be the new MNA for Roberval riding, after being elected on Dec. 10, 2018. Coalition Avenir Québec

Nancy Guillemette cruised to victory Monday in a byelection in Quebec’s Roberval riding, giving the Coalition Avenir Québec its 75th seat in the National Assembly.

Guillemette, general manager of Santé mentale Québec/Lac-Saint-Jean and former Roberval city councillor, led strongly from the start with more than half the vote and more than 20 points ahead of any other candidate.

The byelection was to replace former premier Philippe Couillard, who resigned after winning his seat on Oct. 1 but losing a government. His replacement for the Liberals, Chambord municipal councillor William Laroche, lost a race for distant second behind Parti Québécois attaché Thomas Gaudreault.

Less than an hour after polls closed, accompanied by his winning candidate, Premier François Legault noted that the CAQ, which had no representation in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region before Oct. 1, now holds four of the five seats there. “The lake is blue,” he told supporters. “CAQ blue!”

For all parties, the main challenge was to convince voters to go to the polls in subzero temperatures, two months after having elected Couillard. But only 35 per cent of the voters in the riding chose to do so. Roberval’s turnout for the Oct. 1 election was 63 per cent.

After the byelection, which was expected to cost around $600,000, the CAQ will have 75 seats, the Liberals 29, Parti Québécois and Québec solidaire 10 each, and one independent (former Liberal Guy Ouellette).


161/161 polls reporting
1.Nancy Guillemette (CAQ): 8,369 (54.5%)
2.Thomas Gaudreault (PQ): 2,688 (17.5%)
3.William Laroche (Liberal): 2,334 (15.2%)
4.Luc-Antoine Cauchon (QS): 1,584 (10.3%)
5.Carl Lamontagne (Conservative): 172 (1.1%)
6.Julie Boucher (Citoyens au pouvoir): 121 (0.8%)
7.Alex Tyrrell (Green): 80 (0.5%)

Rejected ballots: 85 (0.6%)

Preliminary turnout: 34.7%


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( it appears this riding likes you when you have access to the "cheque book" but once you don't your time is up . and it can be bought by whoever is in power rather easily , federal cpc and liberals both won by elections in the same riding )

Roberval elects CAQ candidate Nancy Guillemette

Nancy Guillemette
Nancy Guillemette has won a byelection in the provincial riding of Roberval

CTV Montreal
Published Tuesday, December 11, 2018 7:25AM EST

The Coalition Avenir Quebec has won one more seat in the National Assembly, with candidate Nancy Guillemette easily winning a byelection in the riding of Roberval.

The region had elected former Liberal leader Philippe Couillard repeatedly, but following his party's loss on Oct. 1 Couillard stepped down, triggering the by-election.

The CAQ's Guillemette won more than 54 percent of votes cast on Monday, while the Parti Quebecois came in second -- albeit with fewer votes than cast in October.

The Liberal candidate finished a distant third.

Overall participation in the byelection was very low, with just 36 percent of those eligible casting a ballot.

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