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Managing the pandemic will be an “unavoidable” issue in Marie-Victorin, according to QS

The by-election in Marie-Victorin will be marked by the growing dissatisfaction of the population with the management of the pandemic by the Legault government, believes the parliamentary leader of Québec solidaire, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois.

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“The pandemic and its management by the Legault government, it will be unavoidable,” said Nadeau-Dubois, confirming that the former Bloc candidate Shophika Vaithyanathasarma will wear the colors of Quebec solidaire during the complementary ballot to come in Marie -Victorine.


Managing the pandemic will be an “unavoidable” issue in Marie-Victorin, according to QS

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Former Bloc candidate Shophika Vaithyanathasarma will wear the colors of Quebec solidaire in Marie-Victorin.

“Me, I note that there is more and more dissatisfaction with the management of the pandemic of François Legault”, observed the co-spokesperson of the party, during a press briefing. virtual.

Yesterday, a Léger survey also revealed that the satisfaction rate with the health measures imposed by the Legault government is at its lowest since the start of the pandemic.

According to the probe ordered by The Canadian Press, Quebecers’ support for health measures had fallen to 65% as of January 9, while it was close to 80% last November.

Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois nevertheless wishes that the management of the pandemic is not “the only issue” of the upcoming by-election, the date of which is still unknown.

Environment and housing crisis

Solidarity candidate Shophika Vaithyanathasarma expects the environment and the housing crisis, which “hits hard” in Marie-Victorin, to be part of the debates.

22 years old, Mme Vaithyanathasarma will notably have to face the ex-political commentator and former federal deputy Pierre Nantel, who will be a candidate for the Parti Québécois.

“I recognize the notoriety of Mr. Pierre Nantel, but I think I also have a different outlook on today’s politics. I have ideas to highlight, I have a desire to bring together, to love, to be benevolent and that, I think the citizens of Marie-Victorin will feel it, ”said Mme Vaithyanathasarma.

Liberal Émilie Nollet and the leader of the new Climate Quebec party, Martine Ouellet, will also be in the running when François Legault officially calls the election, presumably at the approach of spring.

The riding of Marie-Victorin has been vacant since the election of Catherine Fournier as mayor of Longueuil last November.

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