Last chance to convince the undecided in Eastern Quebec | Elections Quebec 2022

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Last chance to convince the undecided in Eastern Quebec | Élections Quebec 2022

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The rate of participation in advance voting is close to 25% this year in Quebec (archives).

On the eve of the election, several candidates in Eastern Quebec took advantage of the last day of the election campaign to meet voters. The goal: to entice them to go to the polls on Monday.

While early voting has been particularly popular this year, candidates are taking nothing for granted.

You have to be present [Sunday] to get the vote out tomorrow and say that it's important to go and vote. […] We want to remind people that it is not because we are strong in the polls that the votes are not important, mentioned the CAQ candidate in Rimouski, Maïté Blanchette-Vézina.

In solidarity, the candidate in Rimouski, Carol-Ann Kack, received the help of about 200 volunteers on Sunday to contact voters and go door-to-door. In close elections, a few hundred people can make the difference. We can't afford to leave it out. This is what has allowed us to achieve great victories in the past, she says.

Carol-Ann Kack, united candidate in the riding of Rimouski

On the North Shore, the outings of candidates have also multiplied. The CAQ candidate in Duplessis, Kateri Champagne Jourdain, participated in a musical brunch as part of Culture Days.

For her part, the Québec Solidaire candidate in René -Lévesque, Audrey Givern-Héroux, also contacted the citizens of her riding by telephone to try to rally as many voters as possible.

“It's important to go and vote, there are a lot of undecided people, it's very close. Vote for the best candidate who will represent you in the National Assembly of Quebec. Please go vote, it's important.

—Roberto Stéa, Conservative candidate in Duplessis

Parti Québécois leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon conducted the final blitz of his campaign in the East- of Quebec. On Sunday, he was passing through Gaspésie and the North Shore.

Mr. St-Pierre Plamondon first spoke in Gaspé in front of more than a hundred activists in the morning, along with his candidate Méganne Perry Mélançon.

During his speech, he once again called on voters to send “a strong opposition” to the National Assembly. The CAQ does not need your vote, but independence and the defense of French and our regions do, he said.

“We are all united in a last sprint, where I remind you, many studies show that about 20% of voters decide the day before, or in the ballot box. »

— Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, leader of the Parti Québécois

He then went to Sept-Îles to support his candidates in Duplessis and René-Lévesque, Marilou Vanier and Jeff Dufour Tremblay, alongside sixty supporters.

Duplessis is a country within the country, the second largest riding in Quebec. […] The Parti Québécois is important for the people here, launched Marilou Vanier.

With the results of the latest polls, we should not form the government, but we are ready to be the official opposition in the most serious way in the world. […] If I am elected MP for René-Lévesque, it is certain that I will work in the direction of construction rather than in the direction of the opposition, argued Jeff Dufour Tremblay.

From left to right: Marilène Gill (federal deputy for Manicouagan), Paul St-Pierre Plamondon (leader of the Parti Québécois), Marilou Vanier (candidate in Duplessis) and Lorraine Richard (outgoing MP in Duplessis)

The two ridings of the Côte-Nord have been PQ strongholds for several decades.

With information from Patrick Bergeron, Catherine Gosselin and Sébastien Desrosiers

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