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The leaders of the five main parties are slowing down to prepare for Thursday night’s debate.

Lawyer Jonathan Poulin is the Conservative candidate in Beauce-Sud.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Jacques Boissinot

  • Faced with an expected decline in the active population in Lévis by 2031, CAQ and Conservative leaders show no concern and continue to promote their respective Third Link project.

  • The Liberals released the 3rd version of their financial framework online, which still contained errors despite being corrected last week to “miss” 16.3 billion.

  • François Legault apologized to the widower of Joyce Echaquan last Thursday for his remarks during TVA’s “Face-to-face”. His detractors accused him of a lack of sensitivity.

  • a Quebec Liberal Party addressed to the High Court on Tuesday to try to overturn the Chief Electoral Officer’s decision to reject Harley Lounsbury’s candidacy in the Matane-Matapédia riding.

    The problem: one of Mr. Lounsbury’s agents, responsible for collecting signatures from citizens in support of his candidacy, forgot to put his initials on his affidavit.

    An administrative trifle, PLQ claims. A question of fairness and balance, says DGEQ. Judge Clément Samson will have to rule on the issue and decide whether Mr Lounsbury’s name will appear on the ballot or whether the Liberal Party will not field a full team of candidates for the first time in its 155-year history.

  • In the midst of the election campaign, new demographic forecasts raise doubts about the relevance of the Third Link project. Interview with Fanny Tremblay-Racicot, assistant professor at the National School of Public Administration, who is very critical of François Legault’s actions in this case.

  • No Warranties for Roberge at Education

    After suggesting that his “ dream Team “The economy could be restored in the Council of Ministers in the event of a second term of the CAQ, François Legault refused to comment on the future of his outgoing Minister of Education Jean-François Roberge.

    At Tuesday’s press briefing in Lac-Mégantic, François Legault felt that his party currently has the best economic trio with Eric Girard at the Ministry of Finance, Sonia LeBel at the Conseil du Trésor and Pierre Fitzgibbon at the Ministry of the Economy.

    Pushed by questions about the role outgoing health minister Christian Dubé would inherit if The future Quebec coalition was brought back to power, Mr. Legault finally surrendered: I wouldn’t worry too much if I were a Christian.

    He is definitely the most competenthe added.

    However, when asked the same questions about his outgoing education minister, Jean-François Roberge, the CAQ leader was more coy about his comments. Listen, no one has work guaranteed CAQhe said finally. You are spoiled for choice in education, he explained.

  • In response to the apology that the main caquiste François Legault offered to Carol Dubé, the husband of Joyce Echaquan, who died under dramatic circumstances in a hospital in Joliette, interlocutors Solidarity QuebecGabriel Nadeau-Dubois, invites him to try a little end the election campaign without harming the people of Quebec .

    In a media scrum in Montreal at the end of the afternoon, Nadeau-Dubois accused the outgoing premier of a lack of sensitivity on aboriginal issues. I think he misunderstands the depth of the wounds that aboriginals in Quebec have experienced and continue to experience. He spontaneously said at the leaders’ debate that it was decided. It’s not just a disconnect, it’s a lack of compassion.

    The aboriginal issue is a sensitive issue in Quebeche added. You can’t say anything anytime. I consider it normal to hurt the family, the community of the survivors when you are the Premier of Quebec.

  • François Legault speaks during football training.

    François Legault held a press conference with Isabelle Charest at the soccer field in Mégantic to talk about his sports infrastructure plan.

    Photo: Radio-Canada / Mathieu Potvin

    Group leader Coalition avenir Quebec (CAQ) François Legault is determined to launch a project dedicated to renovating and building sports and recreation infrastructure across Quebec if his party forms the next government.

    Chef François Legault, passing through Mégantic with outgoing sports minister Isabelle Charest, said he would give the Fund for the Development of Sport and Physical Activity $1.5 billion to create a new program for this purpose. This will finance up to 66% of projects, but no more than USD 10 millionwe will read in the press release of the political formation.

    The goal of the initiative is to improve the accessibility of sports. In its sights, it has sports venues such as arenas, swimming pools, aquatic centers, multi-sport complexes, gymnasiums, football and basketball fields, tennis courts, curling centers and skateboard parks.

    This program is aimed at municipalities, schools, CEGEP, universities and community organizations, among others. Eligible projects will be assessed by the Ministry of Education. It is scheduled to enter into force in 2023.

  • Three Parti Québécois candidates hold a press briefing on Saint-Joseph Street in Quebec City.

    Quebec PQ candidates Michaël Potvin (left), Jeanne Robin (center) and Gabriel Coulombe (right) on Tuesday presented their party’s commitments to promote the vitality of commercial arteries.

    Photo: Radio-Canada / Bruno Boutin

    a Parti Quebecois (PQ) has pledged to implement a government strategy to revitalize town and village centers if it comes to power on October 3. PQ candidates from three Quebec ridings announced. The PQ is committed to deploying a government strategy dedicated specifically to urban centers and municipal cores, recognizing “the special position of these strategic cities, which play an important social, economic and cultural role”.

    In particular, the PQ Revitalization Plan provides a recurring package of $50 million per year to help municipalities implement measures tailored to their needs. These amounts could be used mainly to beautify the streets or to support the establishment of businesses that complement existing ones.

  • Dominique Anglade sits and holds the microphone.

    Chef Dominique Anglade was invited to lunch at the Board of Trade Metropolitan Montreal on Tuesday.

    Photo: The Canadian Press/Graham Hughes

    Liberal leader Dominique Anglade, who attended a luncheon hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal this afternoon, appeared very comfortable, more natural, adopted a more personal tone and played without notes during the exercise. Are we witnessing a change in the tone of politics?

    What you see there is the Dominika that people meet on a daily basis, that they meet on the bus, that they meet at my meetings with my colleagues. […] It is Dominique you see, and this is the one I want to introduce to all Quebecersshe said.

    Why does it appear on this 24th day of the campaign? I don’t know how to answer your question. Perhaps we have built too many barriers in politics with the media in general. People often say to me: “Dominique, we want to see the one we see every day”. Maybe it’s the one you saw and I have to show youshe replied.

    Mrs. Anglade clarified that the revival of the party she is talking about is situated in relation to the last years. I am neither Philippe Couillard, nor Jean Charest, nor Robert Bourassa. I’m Dominik. It’s me. There is no need to compare me to the men who preceded me. I am who I am and this is what I present to Quebecers todayshe explained.

  • In the scrum, they asked about François Legault’s excuses to Carol Dubé Liberal leader Dominique Anglade he said he was extremely shocked reading the article Press this morning.

    She said she stood in for the widower of Joyce Echaquan, who was rejected by the prime minister. Where is the humanity?she asked, thinking she should be the foundation of everything.

    Dominique Anglade went even further and said in English that François Legault should too to apologize for the past four years passed to the head of Quebec.

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