Claude Laroche is running for the Liberal Party of Quebec in the riding of Rimouski.
The Liberal Party of Quebec (PLQ) will once again be represented by Claude Laroche in the riding of Rimouski in the next provincial election.
The computer analyst at the Cégep de Rimouski and president of the regional association of the PLQ had been a candidate in the 2018 elections. He then obtained 12.33% of the vote.
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Of the four major provincial parties, the Liberal Party is the last to announce its candidate in the riding of Rimouski, where the fight promises to be tight following the departure of PQ MP Harold LeBel.
The candidates against whom Mr. Laroche will compete have been known since April, namely Samuel Ouellet (Parti québécois), Maïté Blanchette-Vézina (CAQ) and Carol-Ann Kack (Québec solidaire).
In an interview with Info-réveil, the leader of the PLQ, Dominique Anglade, affirmed that Mr. Laroche was the candidate that his party wanted to have and that the president of the regional association was not appointed because they had not found someone else.
He has all the characteristics and all the desire to represent the region well, she said.
Ms Anglade will be visit to Rimouski on Monday evening to announce the candidacy of Mr. Laroche. His party has 27 members of the National Assembly, but none in Eastern Quebec.
More details to come
With the collaboration of Michel-Félix Tremblay