The team of candidates under the Québec Solidaire banner is now complete with Daniel-Alexandre Girard who is running in Lac-Saint-Jean.
Québec solidaire will field five candidates in the region in the next provincial election.
The appointment of Daniel-Alexandre Girard in Lac- Saint-Jean ends the recruitment process for the party in the region. The man is an agricultural entrepreneur, forestry worker and historian by training.
If elected, Daniel-Alexandre Girard says he wants, among other things, to push for the nationalization of hydraulic and wind power generation in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean.
In this riding , Éric Girard of the Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ) will seek a second term and William Fradette will be a candidate for the Parti Québécois.
In the riding of Chicoutimi, Adrien Guibert-Barthez, the former spokesperson for the Coalition Fjord will try to dislodge the current Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and responsible for the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, Andrée Laforest.
Andrée-Anne Brillant will be a candidate for Québec solidaire in Dubuc. She ran in the last municipal elections as a municipal councilor.
Andrée-Anne Brillant, a social worker by training, will wear the colors of Québec solidaire in Dubuc. During the municipal election, she joined the ranks of the Unissons Saguenay party. The riding of Dubuc is currently held by François Tremblay of the CAQ, who will also be a candidate in the next election.
Professor of literature and educational advisor at Cégep de Jonquière, Karla Cynthia Garcia Martinez will be candidate for Québec solidaire in the Jonquière riding.
The CAQ has already confirmed that the director general of the Patro de Jonquière, Yannick Gagnon, will try to win over this riding, which has belonged to the PQ member Sylvain Gaudreault since 2007. The latter will not seek a new mandate.
Finally, Michael Ottereyes will be a candidate in Roberval for Québec solidaire. The young Innu, a member of the Mashteuiatsh community, was the only person to apply. Caquiste Nancy Guillemette will try to win this seat in the National Assembly for a second time.