Campaign report: “The real poll is tomorrow”, says GND

Campaign review: “The real poll is tomorrow”, says GND


MONTREAL | By taking stock of his first election campaign as aspiring prime minister, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois showed that he was hopeful of making gains in several counties on Monday evening. “The real poll is tomorrow,” he said.  

“As long as the votes are not in the ballot box, many things are possible. It will be very tight in several ridings,” predicted the co-spokesperson for Québec solidaire alongside his colleague Manon Massé. 

“Since the start of the campaign, you have been told that everything is decided in advance, that everything is already decided. More than ever, this is wrong. Tomorrow, and here I am speaking to Quebecers, your vote can make a difference. Go out and vote for your children, for your grandchildren. Tomorrow, the best thing to do for the environment is to vote for Québec solidaire”, he declared. 

Saying he was “serene” after leading an election campaign of which he is “happy” and “proud”, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois identified the controversy raised by his candidate in Camille-Laurin, who was caught stealing a leaflet from the PQ, as having been the most difficult moment of the last five weeks. 

“I will not hide that it was not my best day, it was not my best after- noon of the countryside”, he acknowledged. 

On the other hand, his meeting with “Mr. Lemay”, a voter of a certain age who came to greet him in Longueuil to show him his appreciation for QS's social project, was the moment he appreciated the most.

Manon Massé, who has also traveled across Quebec, especially meeting young people, praised the work done by Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois. 

The solidarity candidate for Sainte-Marie–Saint- Jacques declined to confirm whether she would seek a new term as co-spokesperson when members of her party are called upon to vote next year. “I'm not there, 2023 is very far in my head,” she said. >On his last campaign day before the election, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois started his day by distributing door hangers in the riding of Verdun, accompanied by singer Émile Bilodeau, who came to lend a hand to Québec solidaire. 

He then took part in a walkabout at the Jean-Talon Market, in his riding, Gouin. He was once again challenged, as had been the case for a few days, by Quebecers with an immigrant background, who had come spontaneously to tell him of the harm that the comments of the outgoing Prime Minister and his Minister of Immigration have done. 

“I have a message for all Quebecers who have been hurt by François Legault: I will fight for you, regardless of the result of the election of tomorrow,” pledged Mr. Nadeau-Dubois on Sunday morning.

His caravan will have covered a total of nearly 10,000 km during the five weeks of the election campaign, or 9,283 km to be more precise.