Candidates announced for October 3 Quebec provincial elections
Provincial elections for Quebec’s National Assembly, the province’s governing body, will take place on October 3. Held every four years, these elections are open to all Canadian citizens aged 18 and over who have been living in Quebec for at least six months. Five of the 125 electoral divisions in the province are in the Outaouais region: Pontiac, Gatineau, Hull, Chapleau and Papineau. Seven political parties currently have candidates running for election in the region: Québec Solidaire, the Quebec Liberal Party, the Green Party of Québec, the Coalition avenir Québec, the Parti Québecois, the Conservative Party of Quebec, and the Canadian Party of Quebec.
Many of the candidates who will run in October’s election have been announced by their parties over the past months. Here is a breakdown the current list of confirmed candidates in the Outaouais region by electoral district and party:
Terrance Watters (Conservative Party of Quebec)
Mike Owen Sebagenzi (Québec Solidaire)
André Fortin (Quebec Liberal Party)
Pierre Cyr (Green Party of Quebec)
Joëlle Jammal (Conservative Party of Quebec)
Laura Avalos (Québec Solidaire)
Caryl Green (Quebec Liberal Party)
Raphaël Déry (Parti Québécois)
Robert Bussière (Coalition avenir Québec)
Danilo Velasquez (Canadian Party of Quebec)
Marc Carrière (Conservative Party of Quebec)
Marie-Claude Latourelle (Québec Solidaire)
Mathieu Lacombe (Coalition avenir Québec)
Lise Couture (Conservative Party of Quebec)
Mathieu Perron-Dufour (Québec Solidaire)
Maryse Gaudreault (Quebec Liberal Party)
Gamille Pellerin Forget (Parti Québécois)
Rachid Jemmah (Green Party of Quebec)
Michel Kadri (Conservative Party of Quebec)
Sabrina Labrecque-Boivin (Québec Solidaire)
Marisa Guiterrez (Parti Québécois)
Mathieu Lévesque (Coalition avenir Québec)
To find out more about the candidates and their parties, you can visit the party websites by searching online. Some confirmed candidates have already been listed on the party websites, while others will be listed soon. In addition to the above list, the Bulletin will announce more candidates for each electoral district as they are confirmed in the coming weeks.
How to vote
To vote in October, you must be registered on the list of electors at your current address. To verify whether you are properly registered to vote, visit the Elections Quebec website at www.electionsquebec.qc.ca and click the “Verification of your registration on the list of electors” link in the yellow box. Early verification is encouraged, as residents will not be able to change their address on election day. When verifying online, you will also see your electoral division and polling subdivision.
Registered residents will receive a yellow reminder card in their mailbox shortly before election day with information about the date, location and time for voting, as well as the names of the candidates running in your electoral division. If it is getting close to October 3 and you have not received this card, check that your address is correct online.
Elections Quebec jobs open to ages 16 and up
Elections Quebec is currently recruiting for election related jobs. Starting this year, anyone who is 16 or older can apply to help with the voting process during the election period. For more information on the positions available, as well as how to apply, click the “Job during provincial elections” link on the Elections Quebec homepage. (Note that the job information and application process is in French.)
For more information about elections in Quebec visit the Elections Quebec homepage at: www.electionsquebec.qc.ca or contact their office at firstname.lastname@example.org .