A former federalist will be a candidate for the PQ in Ungava

Former NDP MP Christine Moore has joined the Parti Québécois (PQ) team in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Nord-du-Québec regions.

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Christine Moore, a nurse clinician and former federal deputy for Abitibi-Témiscamingue, from 2011 to 2019, announced Friday her return to politics, when she will be a PQ candidate in Ungava.

The leader of the PQ, Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, believes that the experience of his candidate will benefit his team.

“She’s a talented woman, who perfectly masters her files and knows how to move them forward, and she has a great knowledge of the realities on the ground. It is an immense pride to be able to say that she is added to the health team of the Parti Québécois,” he said in a press release.

From federalist to sovereignist

After trying to advance her ideas in the federal system, Christine Moore concluded that the independence of the Belle Province is the solution.

“The pandemic has transformed the political landscape; more than ever, Quebec needs its independence to secure its social safety net and the services offered to citizens, she indicated. The federal government is no longer up to it. […] I am convinced that we benefit from building a country that resembles us, and in which the members of the First Nations and the Inuit can flourish and build with us.”

The candidate was motivated by the state of the health care system, the morale of its workers and the challenges faced by the population of the North.


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