Dominique Anglade's Liberals gathered in Mauricie for their electoral autopsy

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Dominique Anglade's Liberals gathered in Mauricie for their electoral autopsy

The opportunity for defeated candidates to let off steam … or to express their interest in the sequel.

Dominique Anglade will meet today with Liberal candidates defeated and elected on Monday evening.

Barely two days after the general election, it's time to take stock of the campaign for the Liberal Party of Quebec (PLQ).

Defeated candidates and designated MPs will meet this afternoon in a restaurant in Yamachiche, Mauricie, to participate in the traditional electoral autopsy of the political party, which is about to return to the benches of the official opposition. .

The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. in the presence of all those who sought the votes on Monday. This will be an opportunity for the defeated candidates to let off steam… or to show their interest in the future. About sixty of them are expected.

Around 3:00 p.m., however, the defeated candidates will be asked to leave the room to allow the newly elected to participate in their first caucus in due form.

The PLQ elected on Monday 21 deputies, i.e. 13 women and 8 men. All should be present, except Marwah Rizqy (Saint-Laurent) and Gregory Kelly (Jacques-Cartier) who, due to the imminent arrival of their first child, should attend the meeting by videoconference.

< p class="e-p">Among the 21 members of the new Liberal caucus are 10 newcomers to the National Assembly, all recruited by Dominique Anglade.

A press briefing is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

The meeting will be held in a region where all the candidates of the PLQ finished Monday in fifth place, behind the Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ), the Conservative Party of Quebec (PCQ), the Parti Québécois (PQ) and Québec solidaire (QS), obtaining an average of 5.2% of the vote.

In fact, the party was unable to elect any deputy east of the island of Montreal. In this context, the decision to hold a caucus in Yamachiche, two days after the election, is not trivial.

Fred Beauchemin (Marguerite-Bourgeoys); Madwa-Nika Cadet (Bourassa-Sauvé); Linda Caron (La Piniere); Virginie Dufour (Thousand Islands); Brigitte Garceau (Robert-Baldwin); Sona Lakhoyan Olivier (Chomedey); Désirée McGraw (Our Lady of Grace); André A. Morin (Acadia); Elisabeth Prass (D'Arcy-McGee); and Michelle Setlakwe (Mont-Royal–Outremont).

In an interview earlier today on Tout un matin, on ICI Première, in Montreal , Dominique Anglade showed herself ready to hear the dissatisfaction of the tearful candidates, agreeing that there were things to improve and changes to make at the PLQ.

That being said, she was above all interested in seeing who will be ready, despite the defeat, to continue the adventure and to campaign with her to get more money [and] more activists.

Questioned on the fact that less than 40 candidates will be reimbursed 50% of their expenses by Elections Quebec, the others having failed to obtain 15% of the vote, the Liberal leader also indicated that& #x27;an internal structure had been put in place to consolidate constituencies and mitigate the impact of this setback.

With information from Alexandre Duval

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