Friday, September 29, 2023

Ten candidates are registered for the by-elections in Jean-Talon

Ten candidates were authorized by Élections Québec for the by-election in the Jean-Talon district, in the Quebec region.

The deadline for submitting applications ended on Saturday at 2 p.m.

The Coalition Avenir Québec, whose MP Joëlle Boutin announced her resignation on July 19 for family and professional reasons, will try to keep equestrian within its group by introducing Marie-Anik Shoiry.

The Quebec Liberal Party is betting on Élise Avard Bernier, while Québec Solidaire presents Olivier Bolduc, who is in his fifth election campaign for this party. Boutin finished second in the 2022 general election.

The Parti Québécois will be represented by Pascal Paradis.

In addition to the candidates of the four parties represented in the National Assembly, Jesse Robitaille will wear the colors of the Conservative Party of Quebec. The former PQ minister and head of Climat Québec, Martine Ouellet, will try to return to the Blue Room.

Steve Therion, Kadidia Mahamane Bamba and Lucie Perreault will campaign respectively for the Autonomist Team, for the Quebec Green Party and for Direct Democracy.

An independent candidate is also registered: Jean Duval.

The by-elections will take place on Monday, October 2. Sunday, September 24 and Monday, September 25 were also assigned to early voting.

The electoral list of the constituency currently has 46,835 people registered.

In the 2022 general election, eight candidates competed for Jean-Talon’s seat. Ms. Boutin won with 32.50% of the vote and a majority of 2,988 votes.

This riding was once a Liberal stronghold.

Of the 46,714 registered voters, 73.86% had exercised their right to vote and almost 1% of the ballots had been rejected.

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