The Quebec mystery persists, with a divided vote in the region, which allowed the Conservatives to preserve their only real fortified castle in the province.
Both on the North Shore and on the South Shore of Quebec, the Conservatives have indeed managed to save the furniture. The conservative stars, including Gérard Deltell and Pierre Paul-Hus, won their bet, betting on the third link, which they promised to finance up to 40% as demanded by the Quebec government.
During the campaign, the Conservatives carefully avoided commenting on the continuation of the Laurentia project at the Port of Quebec if they were to take power.
Mr Deltell has won for the sixth time since entering politics, but once again he will not be able to realize his big dream of representing the party in power. “All that for that”, railed the reelected member in Louis-Saint-Laurent last night, about the electoral result in Quebec and in the Quebec region, where we could think of a status quo.
At the time of this writing, in Beauport-Limoilou, the fight was fierce between the Bloc Québécois Julie Vignola and the conservative Alupa Clarke, who was hoping to take revenge. The Liberals wanted to achieve a feat not achieved for 20 years, with the former trade unionist Ann Gingras.
This barometer constituency, which has followed all the waves since 2008, is distinguished by very close struggles. The candidates then went neck and neck throughout the evening, swapping for first place.
Battle of Quebec
The Bloc may have failed in their attempt to retain their seats. They even hoped to make gains, especially in Quebec. Their leader Yves-François Blanchet, however, stumbled during the campaign by speaking of the third link as a project that could be ecological.
In Quebec, Mr. Duclos, who sat as President of the Treasury Board in Ottawa, won by a slim lead against the Bloc in 2019.
This time, the Bloc candidate Louis Sansfaçon led a good campaign, but had the challenge of making himself known more.
M. Duclos won it late last night. His colleague Joël Lightbound was also re-elected. Many wanted to see the latter make his entry as minister if he won a third term.
The Liberals refused during the campaign to support the third link, demanding more information. Prime Minister François Legault, who supported the Conservatives, finds himself in a weak position for the financing of this project, which will depend on Justin Trudeau.