November 29, 2021

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Municipal elections in Quebec: Which candidates stand out a week before the poll?

Municipal elections in Quebec: Which candidates stand out a week before the poll?

Every Sunday, our three communication and political experts review Election Week in Quebec City through all its twists and turns and candidate commitments. Good reading!

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Act Joncas Boudreau

Natacha Jonkas Boudreau served in regional politics for 10 years, where she held various positions, including press secretary and chief of staff. She now works at TACT, where she supports many organizations in public relations and government.

What does the mayor think of the performance of the candidates

Last week’s break time by a poll showing a “clear trend in favor of Bruno Marchand”. Next week will be crucial if QFF wants to bring this momentum into the ballot box. The week also marked a lively discussion on transparency. In this case, Jackie Smith played his cards very skillfully, revealing the number of trees cut down. Jean-Franకోois Gocelin and Bruno Marchand just had to jump on the train and accelerate this powerful locomotive. Mary-Josie Saward finally made the data public, but in terms of perceptions it was too late.

Good thing for the week

It was a good strategy for Jackie Smith to start a petition, to stay in the news and finally win his case.

Bad move of the week

Jean Rousseau responded quickly by resigning his candidate with a problematic past, but it is doubtful that any confirmation would take place before announcing his appointment.

Jean-Franకోois Gocelin, Quebec 21: 7/10

  • Total after 6 weeks 42/60

Bruno Marchand, Quebec Strong and Proud: 8/10

  • Total after 6 weeks 47/60

Jean Rousseau, Democracy Quebec: 6/10

  • Total after 6 weeks: 39/60

Municipal elections in Quebec: Which candidates stand out a week before the poll?

Archive photo, Didier Debusshere

Mary-Josie Saward, Mary-Josie Saward Team: 6,5 / 10

  • Total after 6 weeks: 45/60

Jackie Smith, Quebec transition: 8/10

  • Total after 6 weeks: 41/60

Kareen Gagnon

Karen Gagnon has been a journalist since 1995, deputy director of information at the Journal de Quebec and columnist for municipal affairs since 2013. She commented on municipal news in the area on various platforms, including TVA Quebec. She is a Masters student in Political Science at Laval University.

What does the mayor think of the performance of the candidates

According to our Leger survey published this week, with the race hardening by the end of the course, the three leaders, Sward, Gocelin and Marchand‌s should not care too much about anything. Transparency emerged as a theme. Ms. The Sword tram cost $ 600 million and was criticized for the “privacy” of its travel in Rene-Lewesk. When pressed to reveal his stats for his metro, Gosselin was slow to adhere to it even though the campaign was over. Jean Rousseau must have known the criminal past of candidate Bertrand de L’Pinoy and was forced to resign. Too many discussions created too many repetitions.

Good thing for the week

Bruno Marchand was able to demonstrate all the absurdity of the Quebec 21 metro project, comparing it to the Playmobile project and criticizing the underestimated costs.

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Bad move of the week

Mary-Josie Saward made the mistake of not attending the media last weekend. She made plenty of room for her opponents at a strategic point in the campaign.

Jean-Franకోois Gocelin, Quebec 21: 7/10

  • Total after 6 weeks: 37/60

Bruno Marchand, Quebec Strong and Proud: 8,5 / 10

  • Total after 6 weeks: 48/60

Jean Rousseau, Democracy Quebec: 6/10

  • Total after 6 weeks: 40/60

Mary-Josie Saward, Mary-Josie Saward Team: 7/10

  • Total after 6 weeks: 44,5 / 60

Jackie Smith, Quebec transition: 6/10

  • Total after 6 weeks: 36,5 / 60

Alexandre Boucher

Alexander Boucher, a longtime behind-the-scenes official, serves as vice president of public affairs at the National Public Relations Institute, where his practice focuses on crisis management, issues and image, government relations and training.

What does the mayor think of the performance of the candidates

We thought so and now a survey confirms it: Bruno Marchand has air in his sail. He becomes the target of all attacks. Can he continue his momentum? Conditions are deteriorating for Mary-Josie Sword, who has been criticized for her lack of transparency over the felling of trees on the Rene-Lewesk boulevard and for overcoming the $ 600 million cost for the tram. A gift from heaven for Jean-Franకోois Gocelin. Mr. Russo, needs a motivation to stand up, he has to give up the candidate. Jackie Smith’s idea of ​​transferring control of the Quebec port to the city was completely disconnected from the reality of the international port.

Good thing for the week

Jean-Franకోois Gosselin Legalt was able to use the government’s output, saying it was ready to discuss the tramway project again with the new mayor of Quebec.

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Bad move of the week

As Vice President of the Executive Committee, it is hard to believe that Mary-Josie Saward said she was unaware of the $ 600 million cost for the tram.

Jean-Franకోois Gocelin, Quebec 21: 8/10

  • Total after 6 weeks: 42,5 / 60

Bruno Marchand, Quebec Strong and Proud: 9/10

  • Total after 6 weeks: 47,5 / 60

Jean Rousseau, Democracy Quebec: 7/10

  • Total after 6 weeks: 40,5 / 60

Mary-Josie Saward, Mary-Josie Saward Team: 6/10

  • Total after 6 weeks: 43/60

Jackie Smith, Quebec transition: 7/10

  • Total after 6 weeks: 41,5 / 60

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