November 28, 2022

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Flyer replaced: QS candidate in Camille-Laurin withdraws from race | Quebec 2022 elections

Flyer replaced: QS candidate in Camille-Laurin withdraws from race |  Quebec 2022 elections

Quebec Solidaire co-representative Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois made the announcement Monday afternoon. He said in the same breath that Mme Rancourt had taken this decision herself.

Quebec solidaire therefore does not appear on the ballots for the riding of Camille-Laurin, east of Montreal.

It was not a decision taken lightly. But I told Mary-Eve that it was a good decisionMr. Nadeau-Dubois said. Marie-Eve Quebec did not want to become a distraction to the Solidaire campaign. I agree with her.

His former candidate A Clear discussion At the end of it She apologized for her grave error in judgment.

The message is clear: these are not actions acceptable to Québec solidaire. […] We want to do campaigns.”“Fair Game”Campaigns should be organized according to the rules of art. »

A quote from Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, co-representative of Quebec Solidaire

It’s not an easy afternoon for anyone, you understand. But the page has been turned. We resume work. There is still a week left for this election campaignHe \ he said.

When asked about this, he said a candidate can withdraw his candidacy at any time during the election Quebec campaign. If the ballots are already printed, their name is simply crossed out by hand and all voters are notified when they arrive at their polling station.

However, with an early poll already underway in Quebec, the votes collected in favor of Ms. Rancourt will be nullified. Voters cannot vote again.

An “immoral” and “undemocratic” gesture

Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, Ms Rancourt’s PQ opponent in Camille-Laurin, spoke to the media. He made a note But he will not comment further on this decision before the local debate in this constituency on Monday evening.

Earlier, on his way back from the Magdalen Islands, PQ leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon said he was still waiting for explanations from Quebec Solidaire but had received an apology from a party co-representative.

I accept the apology, but the meaning of the gesture remainsMr. St-Pierre Plamondon declared.

If it was in PQ, I think I’d meet the person to say, ‘I’m sorry, but you can’t be on the team anymore.’ »

A quote from Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, leader of the Parti Québécois

He also called the gesture aunethical and d’Undemocratic.

Filmed without his knowledge

Ms. The gesture by Rancourt, a lawyer, was condemned on Facebook by a resident of the riding who filmed the scene using one of the surveillance cameras installed around his residence in the Mercier sector.

Images circulated on the social network first show a PQ volunteer arriving to drop a Paul Saint-Pierre Plamondon brochure in the mailbox of the resident in question.

We see Mrs. Rancourt deposit her own pamphlet in said mailbox and pick up the one previously left by the Parti Québécois.

Reached by Radio-Canada, Guy Misson, the resident in question, said he was shocked that a candidate could do such a thing.

Qualifying the gestureUnacceptable On Facebook, Mr Misson said he would have reacted the same way regardless of political party.

However, the case will not affect his vote as it has already been cast in the early poll.

I voted CAQ in 2018 to get the Liberals out, but there, after listening to the debates, I decided this year to vote PQ as usualHe agreed.

Earlier in the day, Marie-Eve Rancourt apologized to Mr Misson. You are right, I apologize, I shouldn’t have done that,” she wrote on her personal account under her publication. That day was hard (not a reason, I know). I’m sorry. Good start to the campaign.

On her candidate’s account, Ms. Rancourt is too [tenu] at [s’excuser] To Paul Saint-Pierre in person [Plamondon]. It should never have happened, she admits. All candidates have their place in this race and I am committed to complete this election sprint with dignity and the rules of art.

Located east of Montreal, the riding of Camille-Laurin was hotly contested this year. Mr. Saint-Pierre Plamondon’s coalition hopes to oust incumbent Richard Campeau from Avenir Quebec.

During the 2021 federal election, Liberal candidate George Chahal was also filmed by a surveillance camera in Calgary-Skyview. Replacing an opponent’s flyer with one of his own In the voter’s mailbox. This affair came to light after his election Fined $500.

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