In an interview with Radio-Canada on Thursday, the curious deputy explained that he was in the land of the distant sunset as part of a workforce training program for people who want to immigrate to Quebec. His stay in Morocco had been planned for a long time.
This is a project we started in 2020 and had to put it on hold due to the pandemic.Mr. Perry said.
20 days for the campaign
The candidate for the Liberal Party of Quebec (PLQ) is making sure he has time to campaign on the ground when he returns to Quebec, which is scheduled for ten days.
Meeting the people and citizens of my riding is vital and I will. I will give it 20 days. It’s a marathon, and I’ll gladly do itMustafa Perry says.
A liberal candidate, he is an ardent runner who often wins elections during election campaigns.
” In my opinion, this has played out in the last 20 days. The beginning of the campaign is above all preparation […] From the leaders’ discussion, that’s where the ideas come from. »
At a press conference Thursday morning, Liberal leader Dominic Anglette admitted that was not the case.
Like Ruth Ellen Brosseau?
Citing the case of former NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau, she argued that a candidate can be elected and achieve victory despite a temporary absence during an election campaign.
Maybe our Ruth Ellen BrosseauMrs. Anglade began jokingly.
It would be nice to have him there, but there are precedents that they can make great MPs.
During the 2011 federal election campaign, Berthier-Maskinongé candidate Ms. It may be recalled that Brosseau was away from Canada for a few days on vacation. However she was chosen.
A unanimous choice
Communication Team QLPIn the early days of the campaign, Mr. Noting that the Liberal establishment in Montmorency knew Perry would be out of the riding.
His selection as candidate was unanimously approved by the Liberal Association and the party team. He received his appointment on August 24 and has already been in the field for several weeks. Its volunteers are currently active elsewhere!press secretary Catherine Dosti said in an email to Radio-Canada.
During the last federal election, Mustafa Perry contested the riding of Drummond under the banner of the Liberal Party of Canada.
He finished the race in second place behind Bloqvist Martin Chamboux.
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