October 1, 2022

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By-election | The final sprint at Mary-Victorine

Twelve candidates for one seat. The by-election in Mary-Victor’s Riding attracted a large number of candidates to fill the vacancy left by the election of Mayor Catherine Bornier in Langue. Will polling day spark interest among the 45,000 voters in Vieux-Longueuil and its environs on Monday? Candidates and constituency view.

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Shirley Dorismond, Future Quebec Alliance

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Shirley Dorismond, candidate for Coalition Avenir Quebec in the Mary-Victor by-election

No wonder this nurse’s priority is health, the former vice president of the Federation Interprofessionalle de la Sante du Quebec. “Health promotion and prevention are paramount. Prevention, with a global approach, covers needs such as housing, food and clothing. That is my priority,” he explains. And wants to improve services.It also wants to improve access to care for all.

Emily Nolet, Quebec Liberal Party

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Quebec Liberal Party candidate Emily Nollet identified in Mary-Victor by-election

Seeing that the price of the basket of groceries had reached unprecedented levels during the epidemics, Emily Nolet decided to get into politics. “The most important issue for me is inflation. The purchasing power of the people has been greatly reduced, ”he points out. To achieve this, the candidate wants to set up “local rounds” to reduce food prices by reducing the number of intermediaries. He wants $ 8.70 to make day care centers accessible to all and eliminate up to $ 4,000 in QST on hygiene products and hydropower. Access to housing is also one of its concerns.

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Pierre Nantel, Parti Québcois

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Pierre Nantel, Party Quebecois candidate in Mary-Victor by-election

Former Member of Parliament Pierre Nantel wants to tackle Mary-Victor’s cost of living, housing crisis and family insecurity. He recalled that one-third of the children riding were from families living below the poverty line. “The key will be support for social organizations,” he says. The former radio presenter cites the example of Taillon, a neighbor who contributed to the creation of Terrasse Mousseau, a community organization that welcomes 170 families. “Public transportation is also an ongoing issue,” he adds. Built 55 years ago, Metro is the only structural transport in Langue. We are far from Laval and its three new stations. ⁇

Shobika Vaithiyanatha Sharma, Quebec Solitaire

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Shobika Vaithiyanath Sharma, Quebec Solitaire candidate in Mary-Victor by-election

“The housing crisis is an issue that resonates very strongly in our cities,” said Shobika Vaidyanatha Sharma, who resumed her campaign on the ground. Candidate had to isolate himself for five days as he was declared positive for Govt-19. “There is the whole problem of public transport. From the metro, it does not mean that we did not receive any major investment in Longueuil. After the tram ride in Quebec, it’s going to take place in Longu, ”says a mathematician of Sri Lankan descent. He also describes himself as a lover of the French language and Quebec culture.

Martine Ouellet, Quebec Climate

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New Climate Quebec Party leader and candidate in Mary-Victor’s by-election, Martin Olet’s team

Martine Ouellet, the leader of the new party’s Climat Québec, declared that “if there is one issue that is important to the citizens of Marie-Victorin, it is the climate for all of Quebec.” The fight against climate change, especially the extension of the Yellow Metro line to Saint-Hubert Airport and free public transportation, will be decided by the judges from 2010 to 2018 as long as PQ is a member. By Monday, Martine Ouellet will hold a Oct. 3 general election, fielding one candidate in each of the 125 rides in the province.

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Anne Casapone, Conservative Party of Quebec

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Quebec Conservative candidate Anne Casabone identified in Mary-Victor by-election

Anne Casapone confirms that she is not against health measures, but against free choice. He cites Sweden for handling the epidemic. “They made recommendations, but they never closed any business, they had no bankruptcy, they did not force people to wear masks, they trusted common sense,” explains the stand-alone actress for qualified comments against the vaccine last fall. If elected, the candidate will ensure that businesses are not closed again due to Govt-19. He wants to address the housing crisis and restore the purchasing power of citizens, especially calling on the government to repeal taxes on petrol and household goods.

Other candidates

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Alex Tyrrell represents Quebec’s Green Party in Mary-Victor by-election

Other candidates running in the Mary-Victor ride include Alex Tyrell for the Green Party of Quebec, Michael Blond for Quebec’s Freedom Party, Sean Lalande McLean for access to the Property and Equity Party, Michael LeBron, for the National Union, for the National Party, and so on.

By-election in numbers

  • 45,634 people have registered to vote
  • 6,466 voters cast their ballots in advance
  • 15 polling stations
  • 118 polling stations
  • Polling open hours: 9:30 am to 8 pm.
  • 62.91%: Voting in the 2018 general election in Mary-Victor
  • 25.71%: The turnout in the most recent by-election in Mary-Victorine in December 2016

Volume in numbers

  • $ 36,590: Mary-Victor’s average family income ($ 40,042 in Quebec)
  • 52%: Population earnings less than $ 50,000 per year (compared to 41% in Quebec)
  • 66.2%: Proportion of households that are tenants
  • 83.4%: French-speaking population at home
  • 19.5%: Popular minority population ratio (compared to 13% in Quebec)
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Sources: The Chief Electoral Officer and the Network of Quebec Housing NPOs