Catherine Blouin will defend the colors of the Coalition avenir Québec in the riding of Bonaventure in Gaspésie.
François Legault's Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ) is banking on a woman from Carleton-sur-Mer, Catherine Blouin, to fight the battle in the riding of Bonaventure in view of the general elections in October.
The candidate, a young mother, comes from the world of communications. A graduate of the University of Quebec in Montreal, she was in turn producer, host and communications manager.
Since 2019, she has been a communications advisor and project manager at the Gaspésie Integrated Health and Social Services Center (CISSS).
A well-known figure in her community, Ms. Blouin is committed to various organizations in Baie-des-Chaleurs. She was also named volunteer of the year in Carleton-sur-Mer in 2017.
In a press release sent to the media on Wednesday morning, Prime Minister Legault claims to share with her the same vision of a government that is close to the world. He adds that Catherine Blouin is the ideal candidate to defend the interests of the people of the region and contribute to improving the quality of life of her fellow citizens.
The principal concerned indicates for his part to want to be present on the ground throughout the electoral campaign. I want to meet you and listen to your concerns and issues, she says in writing.
Catherine Blouin is the spouse of the mayor of Carleton-sur-Mer, Mathieu Lapointe. The latter is also prefect of the MRC Avignon and president of the Table des préfets de la Gaspésie.
While the electoral portrait is becoming more and more precise in this former liberal castle, once stronghold of Nathalie Normandeau, the campaign promises to be particularly exciting in the riding of Bonaventure.
During her first battle in provincial politics, Catherine Blouin will cross swords with Catherine Cyr- Wright, who will represent Québec solidaire for a second time.
The CAQ candidate will also face PQ Alexis Deschênes. The lawyer by training had tried to be elected for the first time in 2014 in the riding of Trois-Rivières.
As for the current independent deputy Sylvain Roy, he indicated earlier this week that he would not be a candidate in the next general election.
More details to come