(Quebec) Former Prime Minister Philippe Coulard and former strategist of Liberal leader Dominique Anglade, Charles Robert, have learned that they are running for Jean-Lesage in Quebec. Press. According to the main interested party, his jump is “entirely linked to the continuation of my political commitment”.
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“Right now, I want to be a Member of Parliament for Jean-Lesage, that’s my goal,” said Mr. Robert. After more than fifteen years behind the scenes of the political world, the man who until recently was Dominic Anglede’s deputy chief of staff believes he is ripe for a new challenge.
The leader confirmed his candidacy for the Liberal Party of Quebec at a press conference in Quebec on Wednesday.
“The deputy’s county offices are often the citizen’s last resort,” explains former director of media relations for Philippe Couillard. He also served in the cabinet of former ministers Laurent Lessard and Lise Theriault. “I have to get it back, I have to work with the world,” he added.
Charles Robert temporarily stepped down from his cabinet duties.me England in September 2021 due to health reasons. When he returned to office on August 8, the Liberal Party of Quebec asked him to run as a candidate for the Greater Quebec City region. Press.
According to the qc125 projection site, he has made his choice over Jean-Lesage, who is currently in fifth place, but not sure of the Liberals. Jean-Lesage has been held since 2018 by Sol Zanetti of Quebec Solidaire, which is seeking a second term.
Still, according to Qc125, the battle between Quebec Solidaire and Coalition Avenir Quebec, which received 34 and 33% of voting intentions as of August 12, may well play out. The Conservative Party in Quebec achieved a 16% harvest. “We have never done well in elections and we have served four terms”, Mr Robert put into perspective.
“What I want to do is mobilize the Jean-Lesage Liberals, the only party that can stand up to the CAQ is not Quebec Solidaire, say the Liberal Party. I don’t expect the job to be easy, it’s never easy. You have to take these challenges forward,” the New Liberal candidate continues.
Jean-Lesage was in the bosom of the Quebec Liberal Party from 2003 to 2007, then from 2008 to 2018. Charles Robert also said he was “close” to André Drolet, the Liberal MP for Jean-Lesage for 10 years. .
According to his LinkedIn account, Charles Robert left politics for a year after losing to Philippe Couillard to become a lobbyist for the firm Levesque Strategies in 2019. He was a consultant to Philippe Couillard from 2012 to 2018.
For its part, the CAQ is putting Christian Gamache, a candidate from the world of academia, to again cheer Jean-Lesage in solidarity. The Parti Québécois has confidence in founder Michael Potvin and the Conservative Party of Quebec in Denis Peter, a former candidate for Quebec 21 at the municipal level and president of the PCQ.