Claude Thibault will be the CAQ candidate in Rouyn-Noranda–Témiscamingue.
Claude Thibault will be a candidate for the Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ) in Rouyn-Noranda–Témiscamingue in the provincial elections on October 3.
La Rouynorandienne has been in an election campaign ad since Wednesday of the CAQ as a candidate. However, his candidacy had not yet been officially announced.
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She says that the results of the last 4 years of the Coalition avenir Québec prompted her to be a candidate for this party in Rouyn-Noranda-Témiscamingue.
Claude Thibault says he wants to become the 3rd deputy of the CAQ in the region to advance all the issues of the constituency. She wants to make labor, housing, child care and transportation her priorities.
“Just look at how they [les caquistes] solved the pandemic and just look that despite the pandemic, they managed to settle so many issues in 4 years, it's impressive. That's why I want to join this team,” she says.
Ms. Thibault ran for Justin Trudeau's Liberals at the two last federal election.
The one who still works at the CLD in Rouyn-Noranda sees her transition from the Liberal Party of Canada to the Coalition avenir Québec as something very logical.
“Most of the candidates in this group are either federal Liberals or people from a Quebec national party. It's the synergy, the discussion, the organization of this party that [makes] sure that they have clear and coherent successes,” she explains.
Although she has been critical of the CAQ's immigration policies in recent years, Claude Thibault is sure she can improve things.
“What I noticed in the last year that I worked in the field of immigration, it is that their listening is there. There is a difference between immigration in the big cities and those in the regions […]. The speed at which we were able to put great projects in the Local Development Center is thanks to listening to the CAQ,” she explains.
The first Minister and head of caquiste François Legault officially announced, Wednesday afternoon, the candidacy of Ms. Thibault by means of a press release.