A climate of excitement in the solidarity camp of Gaspé
On the eve of the start of the election campaign, the Solidaires were the first in the riding of Gaspé to put up their signs.
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The volunteers were divided into three groups to cover the huge territory. A contagious climate of excitement reigned among those responsible for downtown Gaspé.
« This is the first year that people have really come to us to say that they are going to vote for us, » said Thomas Poulin, who worked for the local association of Gouin, the riding of Chief Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois for a long time. .
Seeing the growing attraction for the values of Québec solidaire (QS) in the region where he grew up, and with a well-known candidate like the former regional director of Public Health Yv Bonnier-Viger, he knew that it was time to help.
For those in solidarity, the Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ) does not seek interest from the Gaspésiens.
« People back home are not attracted to a centralizing government, » said Poulin.
For them, the real confrontation is with the outgoing MP, Méganne Perry Mélançon.
« A lot of people like Méganne, but tell us that she is not in the right party, » summarized Victoria Pineda, responsible for volunteers for the Gaspé sector of QS.