The PQ hopes to rekindle the flame of sovereignty in Jonquière | Elections Quebec 2022

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The PQ hopes to rekindle the sovereignist flame in Jonquière | ÉQuebec 2022 elections

The leader of the Parti Québécois, Paul St-Pierre-Plamondon , visited the region for the first time in view of the October 3 election as the party tries to keep its stronghold in Jonquière.

Paul St-Pierre Plamondon

The Parti Québécois elected deputies in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean without interruption since 1973, but this sequence is threatened when the polls place the Coalition avenir Québec ahead everywhere, even in Jonquière where Caroline Dubé was chosen to try to succeed Sylvain Gaudreault.

While François Legault launched his election campaign with great fanfare in this PQ bastion, the PQ waited until the 21st day to hold a first rally there, Saturday evening.

You will see at the end who came the most often, defends the leader of the Parti Québécois. I decided to have a debate before coming because it was a space to put forward what we have to say […] people saw what we had to offer and it is very different from the CAQ.

Upon his arrival at Côté-Cour in Jonquière, Paul St-Pierre-Plamondon was cheered by a hundred activists. He appealed to sovereignists in the region, who might be tempted to vote for Québec solidaire, another independence party.

Paul St-Pierre Plamondon with his five candidates from Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean.

There are separatists to the tune of 2 million. Where are they and what is the state of their thinking? I'm just saying: there is a house that is yours and the door is wide open. We run a straight campaign and we are proud of what we put forward, he said the day after the evening.

Voters from Jonquière have also been convinced by the PQ leader. They know where they are going and me when there was the referendum, I was for that!, advances a man met in Jonquière.

In the neighboring riding, that from Chicoutimi, the PQ candidate, Alice Villeneuve feels that the tide has turned since last Thursday's debate.

At the start of the campaign, I think people were a little further back towards the PQ, but since the leaders' debate, I see a complete change in the attitude of people on the ground. They tell me: "your leader was good, we didn't expect that,' she says.

Other voters, on the other hand, are less enthusiastic to the Parti Québécois. He may be strong in the region, but in my heart he is less strong, says a voter.

The well-being and safety of seniors at the heart of the concerns of the PQ leader

30 candidates for the provincial elections in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

According to a report by Roby St- Freeze.

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