It is finally Étienne Grandmont who will try to succeed Catherine Dorion in the riding of Taschereau in Quebec, under the banner of Quebec solidaire (QS).
Mr. Grandmont delivered his first speech on Saturday evening as the official candidate in Taschereau. He was in the presence of the parliamentary leader of QS, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, and of the deputy Catherine Dorion, who will bow out next fall.
“With him, the third link, there will be none. With him, the tram [de Québec] will see the light of day,” said Mr. Nadeau-Dubois from the outset.
Director of the sustainable mobility organization Accès transports viables since 2012, Étienne Grandmont will make public transport his main focus.
Opposed to the Quebec-Lévis tunnel project, he intends to redouble his efforts to move the Quebec tramway forward quickly. “We are going to work twice as hard to ensure that it is carried out harmoniously, as quickly as possible, and that we are making new phases in this tramway in the coming years”, he declared.
Taschereau’s nomination contest, which he won against candidate Madeleine Cloutier, was just a taste of the upcoming election campaign. Will the largest solidarity constituency remain so after the call to the polls on October 3?
“We have the firm intention of sending Étienne Grandmont to the National Assembly. We need a public transport expert to unmask the CAQ’s incompetence in the area of transport,” said Mr. Nadeau-Dubois.
In April, Catherine Dorion, elected for the first and only time in 2018 in Taschereau, announced that she would not stand again this fall for a second term.