March 25, 2023

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By-election | Final sprint in Mary-Victorine

By-election |  Final sprint in Mary-Victorine

Twelve candidates for one position. The by-election in Mary-Victorine Riding attracted a large number of candidates to fill the vacant seat of Catherine Fornier, who was elected mayor of Langue. Will Monday’s polling day provoke so much interest among the 45,000 voters in Vieux-Longueuil and the surrounding area? Examination of candidates, constituencies.

Posted at 5:00 p.m.

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Shirley Dorismond, Future Quebec Alliance

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Coalition Avenir Quebec candidate in by-election in Shirley Dorismond, Mary-Victorine

The priority of this nurse, former Vice President of the Federation Interprofessional de la Sante du Quebec, is not surprising: health. “Health promotion and prevention are paramount. Prevention, with a global approach, includes needs such as housing, food and clothing. That is my priority,” she explains. And prefer to improve services.It wants to improve access to everyone’s care.

Emily Nolet, Quebec Liberal Party

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Quebec Liberal Party candidate Emily Nolet symbolizes by-election in Mary-Victorine

Seeing the grocery basket reach unprecedented levels during the epidemic, Emily Nolet decided to get into politics. “The most important issue for me is inflation. The purchasing power of the people has been greatly reduced, ”she pointed out. To achieve this, the candidate wants to set up “local circuits” to reduce food prices by reducing the number of intermediaries. She also wants to make the $ 8.70 daycare center accessible to all and remove up to $ 4,000 in QST on hygiene products and hydropower. Access to homes is also one of its concerns.

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Pierre Nantel, Party Cubecois

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Pierre Nantel, the party’s Quebecois candidate in the Mary-Victorine by-election

Former MP Pierre Nantell wants to address the cost of living, the housing crisis and housing uncertainty in Mary-Victoria. One-third of the children in the riding were from families living below the poverty line, he recalled. “Support for community organizations is crucial,” he said. The former radio host cited the example of neighboring riding, Tylan, where a community organization collaborated to create a terrace mousse that could accommodate 170 families. “Public transit is also a persistent problem,” he said. The only structured transport metro in Langueil‌, built 55 years ago. We are away from Laval and its three new stations. ⁇

Shofika Vaityanath Sharma, Quebec Solidair

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Quebec Solidair candidate Shofika Vaityanath Sharma in Mary-Victorine by-election

“The housing crisis is a problem that resonates very strongly in our cities,” said Shofika Vaityanath Sharma, who has just launched her campaign. The candidate had to keep himself isolated for five days as Kovid-19 was declared positive. “There is also the whole issue of public transport. From the metro, it does not mean that we have not received a huge investment in Longueil. After the tram in Quebec, it’s going to be in Longueil, ”said the Sri Lankan-born mathematician. She also describes herself as a lover of the French language and Quebec culture.

Martin Oullet, Quebec Weather

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Martin O’Leary panel, new Climate Quebec party leader and by-election candidate in Mary-Victorine

“For Mary-Victorian citizens, if there is one issue that is important to Quebec as a whole, it is the climate,” Martin Oullet, Quebec leader of the new party Climate, declared. The fight against climate change, especially the extension of the yellow metro line to Saint-Hubert Airport and free public transportation, will judge a person who has been a PQ member from 2010 to 2018. As a result of Monday, Martin Oulette is scheduled to return. General elections on October 3 by fielding one candidate in each of the 125 rides in the province.

Anne Casabone, Conservative Party of Quebec

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Anne Casabone, Conservative candidate in Quebec, remembers by-election in Mary-Victorine

Anne Casabone is reaffirming that she is not against sanitation, not for free choice. She cited Sweden for managing the epidemic. “They made recommendations, but they never closed businesses, did not bankrupt them, they did not force people to wear masks, they believed in common sense,” explains the actress, who stood for comments that qualified her as an anti-vaccine last fall. If the candidate is elected, businesses will be prevented from closing again due to COVID-19. She wants the government to address the housing crisis and restore citizens’ purchasing power, especially the abolition of taxes on gasoline and home appliances.

Other candidates

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Alex Tyrell representing the Green Party of Quebec in the by-elections in Mary-Victorine

Other candidates competing in the Mary-Victorian Riding are Alex Tyrell, on behalf of the Green Party of Quebec, Michelle Blondin, on behalf of the Party for the Independence of Quebec, Shawn Lalande McLean, for access to the Property and Equity Party, Michelle LeBron, for the National Union, Florent Port, For the team and Philip Tessier, independent candidate.

Numerically by-election

  • 45,634 names were registered in the voters’ list
  • 6,466 voters cast their ballots in advance
  • 15 polling stations
  • 118 polling stations
  • Polling Stations Opening Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • 62.91%: Voting percentage in the 2018 general election in Mary-Victorine
  • 25.71%: The turnout in the recent by-elections in Mary-Victorine in December 2016

Constituency numerically

  • $ 36,590: Average family income in Mary-Victorine (compared to $ 40,042 in Quebec)
  • 52%: Proportion of population earning less than $ 50,000 per year (compared to 41% in Quebec)
  • 66.2%: Ratio of tenant families
  • 83.4%: French-speaking population at home
  • 19.5%: Approximate minority population ratio (compared to 13% in Quebec)

Sources: Chief Electoral Officer and Quebec Network of Housing NPOs