It's time to take stock on this 34th day of the election campaign in Gaspésie | Elections Quebec 2022
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The provincial general elections will take place on Monday, October 3 (archives).
Polling day is approaching and candidates from the region are taking advantage of the last moments to take stock of their respective electoral campaigns .
As for Bonaventure, the candidate of the Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ), Catherine Blouin, claims to have carried out the field campaign that she wanted to carry out and says that she came out of it stronger.< /p>
Catherine Blouin, candidate for the Coalition avenir Québec in Bonaventure (archives)
La CAQ candidate says she is confident of the commitments made by her party, particularly in terms of health, inflation and housing.
Ms. Blouin also says she sees this confidence on the ground and has also received a lot of positive feedback from her boss, François Legault.
When we talked about these measures with people in the field, they were happy to see how their priorities were listened to. They are also happy when they are reminded of the work that has been done, so they have proof that [the CAQ] is a competent and pragmatic government, which is in action, which is moving forward and which is delivering on its promises, testifies Catherine Blouin.< /p>
The CAQ candidate also highlights the visit to Gaspésie by the Minister of Health, Christian Dubé, who notably visited Maria's hospital.
According to her, this visit by Minister Dubé bears witness to 'listening and understanding of Gaspé health problems on the part of the outgoing government.
The outgoing MP and Parti Québécois (PQ) candidate in Matane-Matapédia, Pascal Bérubé, took stock of his campaign on Friday morning.
The Parti Québécois candidate and outgoing MP for Matane-Matapédia, Pascal Bérubé, is seeking a sixth term.
He welcomed the favorable wind that seems to have been blowing over the PQ for a few days. However, he reminded voters in his constituency that he needs support and sympathy to show up at the ballot box.
Until the end, I don't want any bad surprises. People who say to me: ''I want you to remain a deputy'', the only way is to vote for me, says Pascal Bérubé. Even people who are about to vote for another political formation but say to me: ''I wish it were you'' ;'If you want it to be me, vote for me'', and then they change their minds.
“Endorsement of a candidate is not a ''like' x27; on Facebook, it's not a pat on the back. He's not a "Mronsieur Bérubé, don't let go". The only way to show it is by going to vote. »
— Pascal Bérubé, Parti Québécois candidate and outgoing MP for Matane-Matapédia
Pascal Bérubé intends to take a little time during the last weekend before the elections to support the PQ candidate in Rimouski, Samuel Ouellet.
The CAQ candidate in the riding of Gaspé gave an update on his campaign this morning in Gaspé.
Stéphane Sainte-Croix , candidate for the Coalition avenir Québec in Gaspé
Like his colleague Catherine Blouin, candidate in Bonaventure, Mr. Sainte-Croix wanted to carry out a field campaign, which he considers to have succeeded.
He asks voters in the riding of Gaspé to vote for change, even though the party he represents has been in power for four years.
Change is to get closer to power, says Stéphane Sainte-Croix.
The CAQ candidate also defends his party's successes in the field of the economy and invites the population to vote in this direction.
I think that the "question of the urn" is going to be at that level: ensuring a relevant economic balance sheet and having continuity at that level, and that's what Mr. Legault's government is proposing, he explains.
To an interview request from Radio-Canada, the CAQ's regional communications team said that Mr. Sainte-Croix and the three other CAQ candidates in Gaspésie and Îles-de-la-Madeleine would not be available the day after the elections to comment on the results.
We want the Prime Minister to be able to express himself above all according to the results of the elections, indicated the regional team of communication from the CAQ in an email.
Québec solidaire (QS) candidate in Bonaventure, Catherine Cyr-Wright, argues that the disruption of obstetrics services at Chandler Hospital demonstrates the Legault government's inaction in recent years.
Since Wednesday evening and until Monday morning, services have been suspended from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. due to a shortage of nurses.
The QS candidate believes that working conditions for nurses have been deteriorating for a long time and need to be improved.
According to Catherine Cyr-Wright, reinvestments must be made in this direction and it is imperative to end the hours mandatory additional (archives).
Catherine Cyr-Wright recalls that a temporary solution has been put forward in the past at Maria's hospital in such circumstances. Midwives lent a hand to maintain obstetric services. According to her, expanding access to the service would be beneficial in various ways.
We don't necessarily want this to be a permanent solution, but we have seen in the region that it can bring fruit and, for us, it is a win-win for both the people who would gain access to a midwifery service and for the obstetrics services who would have someone to rely on in the event of a shortage of personnel, specifies the united candidate.
In Gaspésie, the service of accompaniment by a midwife is only offered in Baie-des-Chaleurs.
A Liberal gathering of end of the campaign is scheduled for Saturday at the School of Fisheries and Aquaculture of Quebec, in Grande-Rivière, with the leader of the Liberal Party of Quebec, Dominique Anglade.
The leader of the Quebec Liberal Party was in Gaspésie last June (archives).
Liberal candidates from Bonaventure and Gaspé, Christian Cyr and Michel Marin, will be present with their leader.
Dominique Anglade will be in the Îles-de-la-Madeleine at the end of the day on Saturday.
With information from Joane Bérubé, Roxanne Langlois, Bruno Lelièvre and Marguerite Morin