The electoral portrait is becoming increasingly clear in Côte-du-Sud

MNA Marie-Eve Proulx, who has represented driving since the 2018 general election, says she is ready to fight. After more than two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, she says the meeting held two weeks ago to formalize her candidacy had the air of a reunion for the CAQ activists.

It was the members of my political organization who asked me to hold a public event. It had been so long since we had seen each other that it was an instant yesshe says.

The member believes she has run out of time during this four-year mandate since the COVID-19 pandemic mobilized efforts and overshadowed several regional dossiers. I was under the impression that I had not completed everything I wanted to do, both to participate in the development of my region and to participate in the transformation of QuebecMarie-Eve Proulx points out.

Before [la pandémie] there were many challenges and there are more so I was very eager to continue my political involvement.

A quote from Marie-Eve Proulx, Member of Parliament for Côte-su-Sud

However, the member does not specify which files deserve more attention. She prefers to talk about her priorities and goals when the campaign officially starts.

MNA for Côte-du-Sud, Marie-Eve Proulx (archive)

Photo: The Canadian Press / Jacques Boissinot

Although his first term as CAQ rather stormy, Mrs. Proulx draws a positive conclusion. In May 2021, Marie-Eve Proulx resigned from the Council of Ministers after a complaint was filed against her for psychological harassment.

Recently, several elected officials of his drive have criticized his work on the dossier for the veterinary education pavilion, which will see the light of day in Rimouski and not La Pocatière.

Québec solidarity already at the start

For the second time in as many elections, Guillaume Dufour will cross swords with Marie-Eve Proulx. The one who teaches biology to Cégep de La Pocatière points out that Québec made solidary gains in the 2018 elections and believes the party will do even more in the fall. In Côte-du-Sud, Québec received 10.85% of the vote in the last elections, twice as many as in 2014.

Results of the 2018 elections in Côte-du-Sud

  • Marie-Eve Proulx (future coalition of Quebec): 53.64%
  • Simon Laboissonnière (Liberal Party): 21.99%
  • Guillaume Dufour (Quebec Solidaire): 10.85%
  • Michel Forget (Parti Québecois): 10.11%

Source : Quebec elections

Guillaume Dufour says he learned a lot during his first campaign and feels ready for the second. I will take advantage of this experience to share the ideas that Québec solidarity calls Mr Dufour.

Guillaume Dufour outside the Notre-Dame-de-Fatima hospital in La Pocatière.

Guillaume Dufour will defend the colors of Québec in solidarity for the second time in the stages of Côte-du-Sud.

Photo: Photo: Quebec solidarity

Its priorities will be the decentralization of services to the population, especially in the fields of health and education, and propose solutions to alleviate Quebec’s housing crisis and energy transition in particular.

People often associate Quebec solidarity with a party in Montreal […] whereas our program is ultimately very democratically designed. There are several associations of the regions that bring elements.

A quote from Guillaume Dufour, QS candidate in Côte-du-Sud

For his part, the leader of the Conservative Party of Quebec, Éric Duhaime, was on horseback at the beginning of the month to formalize the candidacy of Frédéric Poulin. In particular, owner of a dairy production company, Mr. Poulain wants to maintain the activities of the Institut de technology agroalimentaire du Québec (ITAQ) in La Pocatière and help entrepreneurs dealing with rising fuel prices.

The Parti Québécois and the Liberal Party of Quebec have no candidates to represent them yet.

Leave a Comment