No candidate in Matane-Matapédia for the Quebec Liberal Party | Elections Quebec 2022

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No candidate in Matane-Matap&dia for the Quebec Liberal Party | Élections Quebec 2022

Harley Lounsbury, who intended to run for the Quebec Liberal Party in Matane-Matapédia, will ultimately not be able to submit his candidacy.

The Quebec Liberal Party (PLQ) will ultimately not present candidate in the riding of Matane-Matapédia for the October 3 elections.

The political party failed to submit Harley Lounsbury's candidacy in time.

She had to do so no later than September 17 at 2 p.m., the time limit set by Élections Québec.

The situation does not come from the Chief Electoral Officer, but really from the fact that a valid declaration of candidacy was not presented before the deadline provided for by electoral law, explains Élections Québec spokesperson Julie St-Arnaud Drolet. /p>

“Meeting the legal deadline is obviously important. It's a matter of fairness. »

— Julie St-Arnaud Drolet, spokesperson for Élections Québec

A declaration of candidacy must be accompanied by the signatures of 100 electors of the electoral district.

La cheffe of the PLQ, Dominique Anglade, considers the situation “unacceptable” and does not rule out the possibility of challenging the decision of the Chief Electoral Officer (DGEQ).

We put this in the hands of our legal team to look at what happened, she says.

This is the first time in recent history that the Liberals have failed to present 125 candidates.

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