Pascal Bérubé still very popular in Matane-Matapédia
Pascal Bérubé, the MP for Matane-Matapédia for the Parti Québécois (PQ), is the favorite to win, but he could well be the only MP from the political party to be elected on October 3, according to current projections by the surveys.
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However, Mr. Bérubé affirms that nothing is decided, and he maintains that he will lead a campaign like all the others.
Pascal Bérubé is well known in Eastern Quebec, as in the rest of the province.
“I am a deputy who is well established in my region. I work 7 days a week, I never take vacations. I am at my county office on weekends, it’s my passion,” he says.
With a satisfaction rate of 92% in his constituency according to a Léger poll, the PQ member nevertheless intends to fight to keep his stronghold.
“I’m always nervous before an election. The first election I had, in 2003, I had lost by 33 votes. So it’s never won in advance. The election is not played at national and local level,” he said.
Pascal Bérubé throws an arrow at his opponents from the CAQ and the PCQ, who do not live in the riding of Matane-Matapédia.
“The CAQ sends us a candidate who lives in Montreal, and the Conservative Party sends us a candidate who lives in Sept-Îles,” he said.
The Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) candidate, Jean-Sébastien Barriault, wanted to defend himself.
“I grew up here and lived here. I wanted to get involved here and make my mark. It is a county that I know well,” he said.
We will know on October 3 if the Parti Québécois will be able to win a few seats in Eastern Quebec.