Two Liberal candidates still missing in the Quebec City area
Of the six Quebec ridings still without a Liberal candidate for the October 21 federal election, two are in the Quebec City and Chaudière-Appalaches regions, namely Louis-Saint-Laurent and Mégantic-L’Érable.
“As of [Monday], 312 Liberal candidates are now invested across Canada, including 72 in Quebec, more than 90% of our target. As for the other investitures, they will take place very soon, “answered the Sun William Harvey-Blouin, strategist mobilization and support for candidates for the Liberal Party of Canada.
Behind the scenes, it is ensured that these two counties will have their PLC candidate in the coming days.
These are two ridings held by the Conservative Party. In Louis-Saint-Laurent, Quebec City, Gérard Deltell won by an overwhelming majority of nearly 19,000 votes and more than 50% of the vote in the 2015 elections.
As for Luc Berthold, in Mégantic-L’Érable, he had the upper hand by 3400 votes thanks to the favor of more than 35% of voters.
The Liberals were second in both counties.
Priscilla Corbeil for the Bloc
Until Monday, the Bloc Québécois did not have a candidate either in Mégantic-L’Érable. The young Priscilla Corbeil will soon be named a Bloc candidate, after the party refused to be represented by Jean Paradis.
Jeanne-Paule Desgagné is the Bloc’s candidate in Louis-Saint-Laurent. In 2015, the Bloc Quebecois finished fourth in these two counties, behind Conservatives, Liberals and New Democrats.
The New Democratic Party (NDP) is also currently without a candidate in these two ridings and several others in Quebec.