What to remember from the weekend?
Mme Anglade was the only one active on Saturday morning, in the Outaouais, when the storm Fiona fell on the Magdalen Islands. Other party leaders had suspended campaign activities. At the end of the day, in Lachute, the Liberal leader lamented that the Conservative leader, Éric Duhaime, could not make a connection between the storm Fiona and climate change. This is proof that « climatoscepticism […] is alive and well,” she said.
On the side of the PQ, Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, back from forced sick leave, indicated that he was unable to present a position on the currency, the army, or even the borders of a sovereign Quebec. here the end of the election campaign. The presentation of a “year one budget” is also postponed until after October 3rd.
As for François Legault, he suggested on Saturday that a CAQ government would go ahead with its controversial Quebec-Lévis tunnel project, the third link, whatever the mayor of Quebec, Bruno Marchand, thinks. The leader of the Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ) made this announcement after an interview with Mr. Marchand at Quebec City Hall.
The leader of the Conservative Party, Éric Duhaime, denounced the distortions of the voting system, saying Saturday in a press briefing that he feared that none of his deputies would be elected. No question, however, for Éric Duhaime to commit to reforming the voting system if he is elected. “I don’t want to add my name to the list of politicians who lie about electoral reform. »
On Sunday, at a press briefing, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois called on young people (and those not so young) to block the “climate change acceleration plan” of the Coalition avenir Québec. He also said he was convinced that only « hope » – and not « fear » – can amplify the mobilization of the population for climate action.