The members of Québec solidaire on the archipelago have endorsed the candidacy of Jean-Philippe Déraspe for the provincial election to be held this fall.
During his presentation, the entrepreneur and former municipal councillor of L’Étang-du-Nord spoke about access to housing, the climate crisis and local agriculture.
He also insisted on the need to adopt a minimum wage of $18 per hour, one of the party’s key promises.
However, he said that this commitment depends on a reform of the Quebec economic model.
The former Member of Parliament for Solidarity Françoise David, who was in the Islands, took the opportunity to invite the 40 or so people present to get involved in the next election campaign.
According to her, Mr. Déraspe is a good candidate for the community.
Mr. Déraspe becomes the third officially declared candidate after incumbent Joël Arseneau of the Parti Québécois and Gil Thériault of the Liberal Party.
The Coalition avenir Québec has not yet officially announced who will run in the Islands riding.
According to an article published in La Presse last week, Mayor Jonathan Lapierre is expected to represent François Legault’s political party.