Since Éric Duhaime became leader of the Conservative Party of Quebec, things have been going pretty well for him.
He took over as leader of the party that had around one percent in the 2018 provincial campaign and it is now between 10% and 15% in the polls. In addition, it can count on nearly 60,000 members and funding is going well. He even received an invitation to participate in the most important moment of the campaign, the Face-à-Face at TVA.
Now the risk for Mr. Duhaime, it's being bothered by your candidates every campaign day.
Presenting candidates in the 125 constituencies is no small task. Candidates do not run the streets, especially when it is a young party.
Thus, the PCQ must be very careful between now and the election. Yes, you have to have candidates ideally in all counties, but not at any price.
Last week, the PCQ had to sever its ties with the candidate in Saint-Jérôme Jessica-Victoria Dubuc, because of her controversial remarks on the COVID-19. The Conservative leader reacted quickly to thank her, but he will not be able to spend the campaign kicking candidates out.
At the end of the week, it was the candidate's comments in Abitibi-Est that caught the attention. Currently, Maxym Perron-Tellier is still in the Conservative family, but will he be on the ballot? It's to be seen.
A good entourage
Éric Duhaime does not have time to research all the potential candidates. He must make sure he has a solid team around him to do the usual checks.
For his campaign, he must make sure he has good speechwriters, good of press, good political heads to write his platform, but he must above all have a good investigator. .jpg” alt=”Duhaime must choose his candidates better” />
Katrine Johns has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Gal Post, Katrine Johns worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my firstname.lastname@example.org 1-800-268-7128