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André Fortin the sole Liberal remaining outside Montreal area

André Fortin the sole Liberal remaining outside Montreal area

4 October 2022 à 12:00 am

Updated on 18 November 2022 à 4:34 pm

The riding of Pontiac was the only seat won by the Quebec Liberal Party outside the Montreal area in last night’s election. The Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ) incumbents in the Outaouais, Mathieu Lévesques (Chapleau), Mathieu Lacombe (Papineau) and Robert Bussière (Gatineau), all comfortably held their seats. In the riding of Hull, which, except for one term, has been held by the Liberals since 1956, CAQ candidate Suzanne Tremblay managed to unseat four-term incumbent Maryse Gaudreault.

CHIP 101.9 spoke with Tremblay after her victory.

In the riding of Pontiac, André Fortin managed to secure himself a third term in office, though with a much lower share of the vote (43.81%) than in 2018 (53.9%) and 2014 (75.8%). His closest competitor, CAQist Corinne Canuel-Jolicoeur, received 24.85% of the vote, the best result for a non-Liberal in the Pontiac in more than 40 years.

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At the election night party, held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Aylmer, Hull-Aylmer MP Greg Fergus gave a congratulations speech before Fortin spoke to the media. He had this to say to the English-speaking voters of the Pontiac:

Full results from the Pontiac riding:

André Fortin, Québec Liberal Party: 43.81% (12,424 votes)

Corinne Canuel-Jolicoeur, Coalition Avenir Québec: 24.85% (7,049 votes)

Terrence Watters, Québec Conservative Party: 11.01% (3,122 votes)

Mike Owen Sebagenzi, Québec solidaire: 10.22% (2,898 votes)

Jolaine Paradis-Châteauneuf, Parti Québecois: 6.24% (1,770 votes)

Pierre Cyr, Québec Greens: 2.17% (615 votes)

William Twolan, Canadian Party of Quebec: 1.70% (483 votes)

The full audio from the media scrum at Fortin’s election night party (both English and French) is available below:


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