The announcement of the Conservative candidates by Chef Éric Duhaime took place at Place du citoyen, in downtown Chicoutimi. Shortly before the press conference, he spoke with several supporters present.
The leader of the Conservative Party of Quebec (PCQ), Éric Duhaime, announced at the end of the day on Wednesday the five candidates who will be in the running in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean in the provincial elections on October 3.
< p class="e-p">These are Isabelle Champagne (Jonquière), Éric Girard (Chicoutimi), Tommy Pageau (Dubuc), Luc Martel (Lac-Saint-Jean) and Samuel Gaudreault (Roberval).
The announcement took place at Place du citoyen, in downtown Chicoutimi.
Isabelle Champagne owns a restaurant in Lac-Kénogami. She believes that Éric Duhaime is the only one to have defended entrepreneurs during the pandemic.
Éric Girard is an economics student at the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi (UQAC ). He made a name for himself by getting involved in favor of the LNG Quebec natural gas liquefaction plant project. In this riding, Éric Duhaime came last March to announce the candidacy of Nathalie Bouchard, who notably worked as a social worker at the Chicoutimi hospital.
Tommy Pageau was a Liberal candidate in 2014. He finished 2nd behind Sylvain Gaudreault.
In Lac-Saint-Jean, Luc Martel is a construction contractor. He intends to defend the end of work on Route 170 to four divided lanes in Lac-Saint-Jean.
Finally, Samuel Gaudreault, who will be running in Roberval, is an expert advisor in health and safety on construction sites. According to the PCQ press release, he had been a candidate for the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) before retiring for family reasons.
In a morning interview during the show It's never the same, Éric Duhaime, had mentioned that these representatives intended to hammer his party's position in favor of the GNL Québec project.
The Quebec Liberal Party (PLQ) still has no candidate. As for Québec solidaire, the five candidates have all already been announced. As for the Parti Québécois (PQ), all that is missing are candidates in Jonquière and Chicoutimi. However, the nomination meetings should soon take place in these two places.
Finally, remember that the four outgoing members of the Coalition Avenir Québec will be in the game. Yannick Gagnon will try his luck in Jonquière.