Provincial elections: a candidate to run for the seat of former minister Marie-Ève ​​Proulx

Two candidates who were ousted from their respective parties due to controversies were finally replaced on Saturday, on the eve of the launch of the electoral campaign. A teacher will notably run for the seat of caquiste Marie-Ève ​​Proulx.

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The Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) had to be flexible to find a new candidate when former minister Marie-Ève ​​Proulx, accused of psychological harassment by ex-colleagues, withdrew her candidacy on Monday.

“I made the decision that I will not be a candidate. First, I’m doing it because I don’t want to be a distraction for the party I respect, the CAQ,” she said after another complaint against her surfaced in recent weeks.

It was Mathieu Rivest, director general of the Camp musical de Saint-Alexandre-de-Kamouraska and music teacher at Cégep de La Pocatière, who finally replaced her in the riding of Côte-du-Sud.


In Lac-Saint-Jean, Elsa Moulin will run under the banner of Québec solidaire (QS), the party announced on Saturday.

French established in Quebec for a dozen years, she had sought – without success – a position of municipal councilor in Alma in 2021.

Ms. Moulin replaces Daniel-Alexandre Girard, who was shown the door of the party last Wednesday, due to several controversial posts on social networks that have resurfaced.

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The latter notably treated Prime Minister François Legault as a “white supremacist”. “It is now legitimate to call CAQists Nazis,” read a Facebook screenshot dated May 30 where Mr. Girard reacted to a statement by Mr. Legault.

“Me and the comrades on October 3. Burying the traitors who robbed us [sic] 2012 and who lost an election [sic] the next year […] “, he had also indicated in a tweet accompanied by a meme showing a funeral procession.

-With the collaboration of QMI Agency

Yesterday, only the Liberal Party of Quebec (PLQ) had not yet completed its team. About twenty candidates had yet to be found, particularly in Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie and Côte-Nord.

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