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Events spar over Saguenay plant that might substitute Russian fuel in Europe.

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High updates

  • Anglade denounces ‘intimidation’ after Liberal marketing campaign workplace damaged into, vandalized
  • Video: Right here’s how Quebec up to date the electoral record in 1969
  • Liberals are solely main get together with out a full slate of candidates
  • Opinion: Quebec election? It’s trying extra like an public sale
  • Opinion: Threats towards Chrystia Freeland a part of a sample Canada can now not ignore
  • Legault says CAQ received’t compromise on Invoice 96 regardless of stress
  • Events spar over Saguenay plant that might substitute Russian fuel in Europe
  • Liberals pledge funding for specialised studying packages in colleges
  • ‘Political decisions’ behind Quebec’s choice to ease pandemic measure, well being official says
  • CAQ pledges to freeze authorities charges to assist residents deal with inflation
  • Truly, events are allowed to put in posters on college property
  • Would a re-elected CAQ authorities permit a liquified pure fuel plant?
  • Gun management advocates to sound out events on handgun ban, buybacks
  • Opinion: Threats to politicians are a risk to democracy
  • Canadian Get together would let mother and father resolve the language of their kids’s colleges
  • Québec solidaire proposes ending funds to Generations Fund
  • PQ pledges $21 billion to cut back emissions by 45% by 2030
  • What are the 5 main events collaborating in Quebec’s provincial election?
  • Election Information: What it’s good to know in regards to the marketing campaign and voting

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2 p.m.

Anglade denounces ‘intimidation’ after Liberal marketing campaign workplace damaged into, vandalized

Enrico Ciccone, the incumbent Liberal in Marquette using in Montreal, says his workplace was damaged into and vandalized final evening.

He informed Le Journal de Montréal that computer systems have been stolen and submitting cupboards smashed.

A couple of days in the past, a threatening message was left on his workplace voice mail.

“Violence, threats and intimidation don’t have any place in our society,” Liberal Chief Dominique Anglade stated through Twitter.

Referring to Ciccone, Anglade stated: “One of the best reply is to maintain standing up for what you imagine in! I’m with you, we’re all with you!”

Over the weekend, Conservative Get together of Quebec marketing campaign staff placing up indicators have been threatened with knives in Montreal and Sept-Îles.

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Ciccone has represented the using – which encompasses Lachine and Dorval – since 2018.

A former skilled hockey participant who performed for the Montreal Canadiens amongst different groups, he was a sports activities commentator earlier than getting into politics.


12:20 p.m.

Video: Right here’s how Quebec up to date the electoral record in 1969

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12:10 p.m.

One other Liberal candidate drops out of race

Dominique Anglade’s Liberals are the one main get together but to current a full slate of candidates, colleague René Bruemmer reviews.

In current days, Estella Normandeau dropped out because the Liberal candidate in Richmond and François Beaulé introduced he’s now not operating in Vanier-Les Rivières.

Now comes phrase that Ratiba Fares has pulled out in Mégantic.

The get together is struggling within the polls, significantly among the many French-speaking voters who make up the bulk within the overwhelming majority of Quebec ridings.

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Midday

Liberal media bus experiencing difficulties for second day in a row

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11:30 p.m.

Opinion: Quebec election? It’s trying extra like an public sale

In final week’s run-up to the marketing campaign, Quebecers rapidly realized that we have been about to have an public sale as a lot as an election. First on the public sale block was police staffing, adopted rapidly by tax reductions.

Learn Tom Mulcair’s full column.


11:30 a.m.

Opinion: Threats towards Chrystia Freeland a part of a sample Canada can now not ignore

“Listed below are 5 issues we should do now to guard public figures and others.”

Learn the total opinion piece, by Kevin Lynch, a former Clerk of the Privy Council, and Paul Deegan, who served within the Invoice Clinton White Home.


11:25 a.m.

Legault says CAQ received’t compromise on Invoice 96 regardless of stress

Regardless of the views of 150 captains of trade, Premier François Legault says he doesn’t imagine Quebec’s language legislation, Invoice 96, is unhealthy for enterprise.

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Commenting on an open letter despatched to his workplace this week during which enterprise asks for a delay within the utility of some clauses, Legault stated he believes the legislation, adopted in Might earlier than the Nationwide Meeting was dissolved for the election, strikes the best stability between defending French and financial development.

Learn Philip Authier’s up to date story on the CAQ marketing campaign.


10:45 a.m.

Events spar over Saguenay plant that might substitute Russian fuel in Europe

Quebec Conservative Chief Éric Duhaime was within the Saguenay this morning to speak about his help for a $10-billion liquified pure fuel (LNG) plant within the area.

For his half, Québec solidaire spokesperson Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois this morning stated requested “François Legault to inform the reality to Quebecers. Will he perform GNL Québec or not if he’s elected? We received’t.”

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The flurry of curiosity comes after Radio-Canada stated Legault’s Coalition Avenir Québec authorities in current months has quietly been speaking with the federal authorities about reviving the challenge.

On the marketing campaign path this morning, Legault was requested in regards to the report.

“It was very clear: we’re closing the door,” he informed reporters.

Pressed on whether or not a re-elected CAQ authorities would think about a modified challenge, Legault stated: “What we’re saying now could be the challenge was refused by the BAPE and there isn’t social acceptability (for it) in Quebec, so the door is closed.”

Legault was referring to the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement, the province’s environmental evaluate board.

The CAQ chief stated he would help efforts to export “inexperienced hydrogen” created with hydroelectricity.

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Legault’s CAQ authorities pulled the plug on the plant final 12 months, with Surroundings Minister Benoit Charette saying the challenge “has extra disadvantages than benefits” and was economically “dangerous.”

GNL Québec had proposed to assemble the Énergie Saguenay plant to liquefy pure fuel from Western Canada after which export 11 million tonnes of LNG to Europe and Asia for 25 to 50 years. A pure fuel pipeline 780 kilometres lengthy would even have been constructed by Gazoduq to convey the fuel from northeastern Ontario to Saguenay.

In February, the Impression Evaluation Company of Canada stated its six-year analysis discovered the challenge would hurt the atmosphere by growing greenhouse fuel emissions, hurt beluga whales with elevated maritime visitors on the Saguenay River (140 to 165 ships a 12 months), and have damaging influence on cultural heritage of Innu First Nations.

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Hypothesis in regards to the challenge has resurfaced in current months due to demand from European nations keen to chop ties with power suppliers from Russia because the conflict in Ukraine rages on.

Duhaime has stated if elected he would slash taxes, making up for lack of income partially by “exploiting our oil and fuel.”

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10:20 a.m.

Liberals pledge funding for specialised studying packages in colleges

After three days spent primarily within the Quebec Metropolis area, the place the Liberals don’t have any seats and marketing campaign occasions have been marked by low turnouts, Dominique Anglade’s marketing campaign bus headed south towards the Japanese Townships on Wednesday.

Learn our full story, by René Bruemmer.

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10 a.m.

‘Political decisions’ behind Quebec’s choice to ease pandemic measure, well being official says

Isabelle Malo, head of the Built-in Well being and Social Companies Centres (CISSS) within the Bas-Saint-Laurent area, has informed Radio-Canada that “political decisions” have been behind Quebec’s choice to ease pandemic measures.

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9:50 a.m.

CAQ pledges to freeze authorities charges to assist residents deal with inflation

If re-elected on Oct. 3, a Coalition Avenir Québec authorities would slap a freeze on most authorities charges, together with Hydro charges, vehicle registration and driver’s permits and public sponsored childcare prices.

Learn our full story, by Philip Authier.

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9 a.m.

Truly, events are allowed to put in posters on college property

Geneviève Deneault, the Quebec Conservative candidate in Anjou-Louis-Riel, posted a video on social media final evening that seems to point out a trainer eradicating considered one of her indicators (and a Parti Québécois one) from a pole the grounds of a college within the using.

She proceeded to reinstall the signal as a result of in response to Elections Quebec guidelines, that’s completely authorized.

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8:45 a.m.

Gun management advocates to sound out events on handgun ban, buybacks

From The Canadian Press:

Gun management advocates are sounding out Quebec’s predominant political events forward of the Oct. 3 election to see the place they stand on points resembling a handgun ban and a gun buyback program.

“Quebecers are frightened,” stated Nathalie Provost, a survivor of the 1989 Ecole polytechnique taking pictures in Montreal.

“Even this week, we have been speaking about issues for politicians’ security on the marketing campaign path,” she stated in a current interview.

“It demonstrates there’s a fragility in our social local weather that we didn’t have even 4 years in the past. Speaking about gun management and explaining the way it contributes to social peace … I feel it must be mentioned clearly.”

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PolySeSouvient, an advocacy group that features survivors and households of the 1989 Ecole Polytechnique mass femicide, despatched the questionnaire to events this week. The group, which advocates for stronger gun management, consists of survivors and the households of survivors of the shootings at Dawson School and the Quebec Metropolis mosque.

Provost stated the group goals to offer voters with a greater thought of the place events stand on gun management.

“The opposite goal is to point out politicians that it’s a actual challenge,” she stated. “With the summer time we simply had, we don’t need to remind them.”

Montreal, particularly, has handled a spate of high-profile shootings in current months, together with the daytime killings earlier this month of two males inside lower than one hour, igniting extra debate about gun management simply forward of the election marketing campaign.

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The Quebec events are being requested if they’d help utilizing funding from Ottawa, introduced over the past federal election marketing campaign, to impose a handgun ban within the province and arrange a provincial buyback program.

“That’s what our query is: would you do one thing when you’ve got cash, and the (federal) Liberals promised cash a 12 months in the past, so perhaps we will do one thing to be a bit extra aggressive on the banning of handguns,” Provost stated.

It additionally asks whether or not provincial events would help an modification to Invoice C-21 to incorporate an entire ban on assault weapons in Canada. The federal government banned 1,500 assault-style weapons by decree in Might 2020.

“For PolySeSouvient and as a survivor of the Polytechnique femicide, that’s a fairly vital query for me, as a result of that was our first and predominant request from 1990,” Provost stated. “We hope the provinces might be on the federal authorities and push for a compulsory buyback, even when this buyback could be very costly.”

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The advocacy group additionally needs to know what events would do to beef up the province’s long-gun registry, the one one within the nation. It says that as of Oct. 31, 2021, just one.4 million weapons have been registered on the provincial registry, a quantity that appears low given in 2015, the province had reported there have been an estimated 1.7 million lengthy weapons in Quebec.

“However we wish all of the events to comprehend that it’s not as a result of (the registry) exists that it’s a robust measure,” Provost stated. “They need to do issues to bolster that registry and guarantee that those that contravene will (face penalties).”

PolySeSouvient has given events till Sept. 16 to reply and can share its findings afterwards.

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8:30 a.m.

Opinion: Threats to politicians are a risk to democracy

“Regardless of the early promise of social media, trolls have hijacked civic discourse.

Peddling half-truths and trafficking in unfounded theories masquerading as free speech, they’ve poisoned the nicely of public debate. The chance to spar instantly with elected representatives or different high-profile figures has devolved right into a tribune for name-calling the place there isn’t a respect for authentic variations of opinion.

“Now a ensuing torrent of digital intimidation, threats, and hatred appears to be more and more escalating into real-world confrontations.”

Learn the total column, by Allison Hanes.

This still image from a video posted to social media shows Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland being verbally accosted as she visits Grande Prairie, Alta., on Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. PHOTO BY POSTMEDIA
This nonetheless picture from a video posted to social media reveals Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland being verbally accosted as she visits Grande Prairie, Alta., on Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. PHOTO BY POSTMEDIA

8:30 a.m.

Canadian Get together would let mother and father resolve the language of their kids’s colleges

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The Canadian Get together of Quebec wouldn’t simply repeal Invoice 96, it could give all Quebecers the liberty to decide on the language of their kids’s education.

Learn our full story, by Jason Magder.


8:30 a.m.

Québec solidaire proposes ending funds to Generations Fund

If it types the following authorities, Québec solidaire says it should finish funds to Quebec’s Generations Fund, which was set as much as ease the stress of the province’s debt.

Learn our full story.


8:30 a.m.

PQ pledges $21 billion to cut back emissions by 45% by 2030

The Parti Québécois is promising a local weather change plan that “will put cash within the pockets of households by encouraging them to alter their habits” if the get together types the following authorities.

Learn our full story.

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Parti Québécois leader Paul Saint-Pierre Plamondon chats with Danielle LeBlanc at a church that has been transformed into a community center while campaigning Monday, August 29, 2022 in Longueuil.
Parti Québécois chief Paul Saint-Pierre Plamondon chats with Danielle LeBlanc at a church that has been remodeled right into a group heart whereas campaigning Monday, August 29, 2022 in Longueuil. Photograph by Ryan Remiorz /The Canadian Press

8:30 a.m.

What are the 5 main events collaborating in Quebec’s provincial election?

Quebec’s election marketing campaign started on Sunday and Quebecers will go to the polls on Oct. 3.

Right here’s a have a look at the 5 events vying to type the province’s subsequent authorities.

Learn our full story.

QUEBEC ELECTION 2022
CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT: PQ Chief Paul St-Pierre Plamondon (Graham Hughes, The Canadian Press); Liberal Chief Dominique Anglade (Graham Hughes, The Canadian Press); Conservative Chief Éric Duhaime (Pierre Obendrauf, Montreal Gazette); Canadian Get together of Quebec Chief Colin Standish (John Mahoney, Montreal Gazette); Québec solidaire co-spokesperson Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois (Jacques Boissinot, The Canadian Press); Bloc Montréal Chief Balarama Holness (Francis Vachon, Montreal Gazette). Photograph by The Canadian Press/Montreal Gazette recordsdata

8:30 a.m.

Election Information: What it’s good to know in regards to the marketing campaign and voting

How do you verify in the event you’re on the electoral record? Are you allowed to vote? When can ballots be solid?

Learn our full story.


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