The PLQ again wiped off the map in the region
Completely wiped off the map of the Quebec region for three years, the Liberal Party of Quebec bit the dust everywhere on Monday, finishing very far behind in most ridings.
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There is no longer any trace of the PLQ in the Quebec region since the partial in Jean-Talon in December 2019 and this long crossing of the desert should last another four years.
The caquiste Joëlle Boutin had then broken a red line of more than half a century in the riding of Jean-Talon, red since 1966.
The future looks rather bleak for the PLQ in Quebec. In a restaurant in Sainte-Foy on Monday, we applauded Montreal elected officials. Absent from the battle, the PLQ often fell to fourth place and even sometimes to fifth.
A close adviser to Philippe Couillard and leader Dominique Anglade, Charles Robert was the PLQ candidate in the riding of Jean-Lesage. The latter received less than 5% of the votes.
“The signal for the Liberals in Quebec is clear. The message did not get through. We will have to rebuild our associations, rebuild all the liberal networks and go back to convincing people. We cannot allow ourselves to be circumscribed on the island of Montreal if we want to hope to form the government. We will really have to start working again, ”summarized Mr. Robert, who was director of media relations in Mr. Couillard’s office, then deputy chief of staff to Mr.me England.
In Jean-Talon, Liberal candidate Julie White did a little better with around 13% of the vote. “Of course it is a little more difficult. I will never let the Capitale-Nationale down. We have a liberal base and we have to bring it back. We will have the next four years to find solutions, ”commented the activist.
In the greater Quebec City region, the search for candidates was no small task and the list was still incomplete two weeks before the start of the election campaign.