Québec solidaire already in the running in the riding of Dominique Anglade

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Québec solidaire already in the running in the riding of Dominique Anglade

Coming in second place this fall, the specialized lawyer in immigration Guillaume Cliche-Rivard will try his luck again in Saint-Henri–Sainte-Anne.

Guillaume Cliche-Rivard, an immigration lawyer, finished behind Dominique Anglade in Saint-Henri–Sainte-Anne in the elections of October 3.

Québec solidaire has chosen not to hang around. Barely ten days after the hasty departure of Liberal leader Dominique Anglade, which thus left her constituency vacant, her closest rival in the last election is already announcing her return to the electoral scene.

Lawyer Guillaume Cliche-Rivard will try to win in Saint-Henri–Sainte-Anne, a Montreal stronghold of the Quebec Liberal Party since its inception nearly 30 years ago.

I feel there is a possibility, assures the former president of the Quebec Association of Immigration Lawyers, who initially aims to obtain the ;solidarity nomination.

Guillaume Cliche-Rivard highlights the constant progress of his party in this sector. Nearly 28% of voters, compared to 36% for Dominique Anglade, voted for this left-wing party this fall. This proportion was less than 24% four years earlier.

The gap, less than 3,000 votes, seems surmountable, he judges in an interview with Radio-Canada, continuing door-to-door and field work.

“It's important to be on the starting line now. We will redouble our efforts to do better and to win. »

— Guillaume Cliche-Rivard, candidate for Québec solidaire

Resident of this neighborhood in southwestern Montreal, Guillaume Cliche-Rivard promises an inspiring campaign, focused in particular on the #x27;immigration.

I want to bring a much more optimistic discourse on immigration. That's why I started the first time and it's even more true now, he says, indicating that he was horrified by the end of the recent election campaign and by the comments of the President. #x27;ex-Minister of Immigration Jean Boulet.

Before apologizing, the CAQ candidate, re-elected in Trois-Rivières, had wrongly declared that 80% of immigrants […] do not work, do not speak French or do not adhere to the values ​​of Quebec society.

I really want to change this "narrative", resumes Guillaume Cliche-Rivard, while Quebec solidaire advocates a significant increase in immigration thresholds. We must see immigration as added value, a contribution, an enrichment for Quebec.

With 11 MNAs at present, including 8 on the island of Montreal, Québec solidaire is the only party, with the Coalition avenir Québec, to have made gains in the last election.

The party represented by Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois and Manon Massé won the Montreal ridings of Verdun and Maurice-Richard, held for several years by the Liberals.

No other political party has yet presented a candidate in Saint-Henri–Sainte-Anne. Only certainty: Éric Duhaime will not be on the starting line.

While the Conservative Party of Quebec did not win any seats in the National Assembly despite a historic score, a possible candidacy of the former radio host was mentioned these last days. But this eventuality was finally rejected by his team.

We have not yet announced any candidacies for the partial in Saint-Henri–Sainte-Anne, but I can confirm that #x27;it will not be about Mr. Duhaime, says Cédric Lapointe, his press secretary. The Conservatives finished fifth in that constituency on October 3 with just over 6% of the vote.

To date, no election date has been set. The Prime Minister has six months after the resignation of Dominique Anglade to call a by-election.

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