Paul St-Pierre Plamondon campaigns in Duplessis and René-Lévesque | Elections Quebec 2022
Paul St-Pierre Plamondon plans to return to the riding of Duplessis before the end of the election campaign.
Parti Québécois (PQ) leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon was in the ridings of Duplessis and René-Lévesque on Monday. It was the first time since the start of the election campaign that the leader had traveled to Duplessis.
Parti Québécois leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon continued his tour of the Côte-Nord this afternoon, where he met with René-Lévesque candidate Jeff Dufour Tremblay.
Paul St-Pierre Plamondon visited a few Baie-Comois restaurants, where he held a media scrum in the afternoon. The chief then played a game of bowling.
Asked whether he intended to meet the Innu communities of the North Shore, Paul St-Pierre Plamondon defended not having been able to do so.
“We made a request, but it was not conclusive for that space, for that window. But as I hinted this morning, that's not the end. This probably won't be my last visit.”
—Paul Saint-Pierre Plamondon, leader of the PQ and candidate in the candidate riding in Bourget-Camille-Laurin
Earlier in the day, he also pointed out that he plans to return to the riding of Duplessis before the end of the election campaign.
At a press conference in Sept-Îles, the PQ leader, along with his candidate in Duplessis, Marilou Vanier, repeated that the construction of a bridge over the Saguenay River was essential for the economy of the region. The economy of Sept-Îles is linked to the fact that the North Shore is not connected to the rest of Quebec.
On Sunday, Paul St-Pierre Plamondon promised the construction of a #x27;a link to connect Tadoussac and Baie-Sainte-Catherine, if his party is in power on October 3.
To deal with the labor shortage, the North Shore must welcome more foreign workers, said Mr. St-Pierre Plamondon. And to achieve this, the region must increase its housing supply, again according to the principal concerned.
The basis is to have ambition in terms of housing. Our plan will make it possible to make up for 10,000 housing units that should have been made, which were a Liberal commitment, and to add 5,000 per year in Quebec, supports the leader of the PQ.
It also plans to regionalize 50% of immigration by offering financial incentives to stay in the region and work in the region.
Paul St-Pierre Plamondon also announced that his political formation intended to tax the superprofits of the oil companies up to 25%. This measure would raise approximately $1.25 billion annually.
Marilou Vanier is the Parti Québécois candidate in the riding of Duplessis.
Marilou Vanier also supports this measure. She explains that motorists on the North Shore are at the mercy of the oil companies, due to the insufficient supply of public transport or electric vehicles.
Paul St-Pierre Plamondon also took advantage of his visit to recall the importance of Sept-Îles in the eyes of the PQ. Despite the polls that place the CAQ in the lead, he remains confident.
“There are CAQ voters who are turning to the Parti Québécois and welcome them to your home. What I see are people who voted for the CAQ in 2018 telling me that they will vote for the PQ this year.
—Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, leader of the Parti Québécois
Adds that he plans to return to the riding of Duplessis before the end of the campaign.
With information from Lambert Gagné-Coulombe and Zoé Bellehumeur