Sources confirmed to Radio-Canada on Monday the information previously reported by other media. Éric Duhaime should formalize his candidacy Tuesday evening, during a rally at the Paul-Émile-Beaulieu Community Center, in Quebec.
Also according to our information, former federal Conservative MP Josée Verner will chair Mr. Duhaime’s campaign.
A county of theCAQ
The riding of Chauveau, located in the Capitale-Nationale, is currently represented by Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ) MP Sylvain Lévesque.
Elected as head ofPCQ nearly a year ago, Éric Duhaime did not occupy a seat in the National Assembly. His political formation has a representative there: Claire Samson.
The latter joined the conservatives of Mr. Duhaime in June 2021, shortly after his exclusion from the caucus of theCAQ.
Legault takes nothing for granted
Invited by a journalist to say if the candidacy of Éric Duhaime in Chauveau
was scaringPrime Minister François Legault responded that
nothing should be taken for granted.
I’ve been in politics long enough to know that can change quickly. So, all opponents, I take them seriously, but at the same time, what is most important is what we offer.mentioned Mr. Legault.
It will be up to citizens to choose who they want to vote for. So, whether it’s Éric Duhaime or whether it’s the other political parties, what’s important is above all what the CAQ suggest for meadded the prime minister.
The next Quebec general election is scheduled for October 3, 2022.
With information from Véronique Prince