Jean-François Vachon (Rouyn-Noranda–Témiscamingue) , Jacline Rouleau (Abitibi-Est) and Samuel Doré (Abitibi-Ouest) are the three PQ candidates in Abitibi-Témiscamingue for the provincial elections on October 3.
Jacline Rolleau (Abitibi-Est) and Samuel Doré (Abitibi-Ouest) join Jean-François Vachon, whose candidacy was announced a few weeks ago in Rouyn-Noranda–Témiscamingue, as Parti Québécois candidates in the region in view of the provincial elections on October 3.
In Abitibi-Ouest, Samuel Doré will try to win the seat held by caquiste Suzanne Blais. The PQ candidate has already worked as a development officer at the Regional Conference of Elected Officials, in addition to working for former federal deputy Christine Moore and former provincial deputy François Gendron.
Former mayor of Poularies in 2013, Samuel Doré believes that the Parti Québécois is ready to prove the polls in the region wrong.
People think that the government [caquiste] is well in the saddle, but I think that the polls distort the data a little, he says. In Abitibi-Témiscamingue, I don't think people are satisfied with the government. The deputies represented the CAQ, but people did not feel they were well represented. They are looking for alternative [solutions] and we have the challenge of demonstrating that we embody the best option in the Parti Québécois.
44 years old and father of four children, Samuel Doré says he is taking up this new challenge with passion.
“When you get opened doors in politics, you have to take the leap. I was approached by our leader and by François Gendron, who told me that they needed me. I do it first for our future. I have the sacred fire and the passion for politics. Discussing public affairs and meeting people is what I like. We have two months ahead of us to go into the field and open the dialogue. »
— Samuel Doré
In the county of Abitibi-Est, the PQ is counting on Jacline Rouleau, mayor of the parish of Senneterre since 2009.
< p class="e-p">Owner of a restaurant, she also tried her luck on the federal political scene in 2019 under the colors of the New Democratic Party.
I want to be close to my world, to be at home and working with people,” she explains. I already know well the files and the problems that we experience in health as well as the questions that affect the elderly and the young. I've kept my candidacy a secret since May, but I've spent a lot of time preparing for it and I'm proud to be in the running.
Opposed in particular to Minister Pierre Dufour and Liberal Jean-Maurice Matte, former mayor of Senneterre, Ms. Rouleau says she wants to run a clean campaign and meet voters.
“I'm not going here to speak against others. I know Jean-Maurice Matte well, we worked on several files together. I want to do a clean campaign and that's what people want.
— Jacline Rouleau
Recall that former journalist Jean-François Vachon had already been nominated as the Parti Québécois candidate in Rouyn-Noranda–Témiscamingue a few weeks ago.
I like the portrait of our regional team, which has varied profiles with varied experiences to defend the interests of the region and the independence of Quebec. You can tack the wind. Our leader, Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, is not as well known as he should be and the campaign will allow people to find out, argues the candidate.