The electoral map of the Quebec region remained virtually unchanged: the Conservatives kept their gains, the two Liberal heavyweights were re-elected and the suspense persisted in Beauport-Limoilou.
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The Conservative canons have renewed their stranglehold on each side of the river.
On the north shore of the St. Lawrence, Gérard Deltell, in Louis-Saint-Laurent, and Joël Godin, in Portneuf – Jacques-Cartier, have kept their fortified castle. In Charlesbourg – Haute-Saint-Charles, Pierre Paul-Hus won the bet ahead of the Bloc Québécois.
Gérard Deltell was delighted to have been re-elected for the third time at the federal level. But he threw an arrow at Liberal leader Justin Trudeau.
” All that for this ? $ 600 million later, weeks and weeks of debates that could have been held to move Canada forward rather than engage in political debates … Mr. Trudeau completely missed his bet. “
All eyes were on Beauport-Limoilou. The fight was hotly contested there. Liberal trade unionist Ann Gingras, conservative Alupa Clarke and Bloc member Julie Vignola took turns leading the votes. The latter was leading at the time of this writing.
Photo Stevens Leblanc
Pierre Paul-Hus, Joël Godin, Dominique Vien and Gérard Deltell (photo) were all elected in the Quebec City region for the Conservative Party.
Dark blue on the South Shore
In Chaudière-Appalaches, the ridings remained tinged with dark blue, from west to east. Luc Berthold was the first to see his re-election confirmed, around 10 p.m., in Mégantic-L’Érable. In Beauce, the curator and former mayor of Saint-Elzéar, Richard Lehoux, won by more than 2,000 votes. In Lévis-Lotbinière, veteran Jacques Gourde sowed his opponents, winning by more than 3,000 votes.
Dominique Vien has won his bet. This former Liberal minister in Quebec, who ran for the vote under the Conservative banner, took the upper hand over the Bloc Québécois Marie-Christine Richard. The voters of Montmagny – L’Islet – Kamouraska – Rivière-du-Loup, for their part, reiterated their confidence in Bernard Généreux.
- Listen to Philippe-Vincent Foisy’s interview with Pierre Paul-Hus, MP for the Conservative Party in the riding of Charlesbourg — Haute-Saint-Charles, on QUB radio:
Red in the center
In Quebec, the outgoing Liberal minister Jean-Yves Duclos, improved his score, with more than 1,700 votes in advance, he who had snatched the riding from the Bloc Québécois by barely 215 votes in 2019.
Mr. Duclos was delighted with the announced victory of the Liberals in the country. “There is a lot of emotion, a lot of hope and a lot of things to do over the next few years,” he said.
In Louis-Hébert, a liberal bastion, Joël Lightbound from the start of the count took a lead over his closest opponent, the Bloc Québécois Marc Dean before winning the bet by several thousand votes.
The Bloc Québécois only had the riding of Beauport – Côte-de-Beaupré – Île d’Orléans – Charlevoix, which Caroline Desbiens managed to keep by a comfortable lead.