Provincial elections: former journalist Pascale Déry at the CAQ

ÉProvincial elections: former journalist Pascale Déry at the CAQ

UPDATE DAY

Former journalist and politician with Conservative and federalist allegiances Pascale Déry will be a candidate for the Coalition Avenir Québec in the riding of Repentigny.

After the candidacies of ex-PQ member Bernard Drainville and ex-Bloquist member Caroline Saint-Hilaire, the CAQ government turned to the Canadian Conservative wing to fill his troops for the elections on October 3. 

Premier François Legault introduced former LCN news anchor Pascale Déry this morning in the riding of Repentigny. She succeeds Lise Lavallée who announced her departure from political life at the same time.  

Past Conservative

Before making the jump to the federal scene in 2015, running for Stephen Harper's Conservative Party in Drummond County where she finished fourth, Ms. Déry had been a journalist for the TVA network for 15 years.

“What is important is that we are a nationalist party. We defend the French language, Quebec values ​​and culture within Canada, ”said Prime Minister François Legault, noting the talent as a communicator of his new candidate. “She is an excellent communicator, in politics we have to sell our ideas.”  

French language

Since 2020, Ms. Déry has been Director of Media Relations for Quebec and Eastern Canada for Air Canada. She was at the side of CEO Michael Rousseau, when the latter had to defend himself from being a unilingual English speaker while living in Montreal for several years.  

“If I am here in front of you today today is that I really share the values ​​of the CAQ and that unequivocally includes the defense and protection of the French language. I not only adhere to Bill 96, but I adhere to the vision of the CAQ and the vision of Mr. Legault,” she said, refusing to answer questions about it. 

Before joining Air Canada, Ms. Déry also worked in the communications department of the Montreal Economic Institute.