Quebec election: Parti Québécois leader in isolation due to flu-like symptoms


Parti Québécois leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon says he is suspending his campaign after developing flu-like symptoms.

St-Pierre Plamondon said on Twitter that he had tested negative for COVID-19 twice but was self-isolating as a precaution.

The announcement comes a day after a televised leaders’ debate which saw the five main party leaders in relatively close contact.

Meanwhile, Coalition Avenir Quebec leader Francois Legault says he will travel to Quebec’s Magdalen Islands, a small archipelago in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, after the hurricane hits. Fiona, which is expected to make landfall this weekend.

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Legault said during a campaign stop in Laval, Que., near Montreal, that residents of the Magdalen Islands and coastal regions of the province should prepare for the worst.

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The spokesperson for Québec solidaire, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, is to hold a press conference this morning in Montreal and participate in other events in the city.

Liberal Party leader Dominique Anglade is also starting her day in Montreal before heading to the Outaouais region in western Quebec, where she will visit the municipalities of Cantley and Wakefield, then Gatineau.

The leader of the Conservative Party of Quebec, Éric Duhaime, is organizing a campaign rally tonight in Lévis, Quebec, on the south shore of Quebec City, the region where his party enjoys one of its strongest support.

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