Votes in Quebec: CAQ and PQ leaders head for Magdalen Islands beaten by Fiona

Two of Quebec’s top party leaders are heading to the Magdalen Islands region, which is in clean-up mode after post-tropical storm Fiona hits.


Parti Québécois leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon announced on Sunday that he would visit the island chain in eastern Quebec to see if there was anything his party could do to help.

He told reporters that recovery efforts appear well advanced, but Quebecers affected by natural disasters in the past haven’t received the support they need.

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Hurricane Fiona brings damage and debris to the Magdalen Islands in eastern Quebec

Coalition Avenir Québec leader Francois Legault is also expected to visit the riding, which his party hopes will win over Plamondon’s party next week.

PQ incumbent Joel Arseneau is struggling to retain his seat, but faces a tough challenge from well-known local mayor and CAQ candidate Jonathan Lapierre.

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Liberal Leader Dominique Anglade said her team is also considering the possibility of traveling to the islands before Quebeckers start voting in a week.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on September 26, 2022.

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