The pressure is increasing on QS in Sherbrooke

Pressure is increasing on QS in Sherbrooke


Since the beginning of the campaign, the co-spokespersons of Québec solidaire, Manon Massé and Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, have been in Sherbrooke, in Estrie, for a dozen days.&nbsp ;

All the energy is put into keeping the seat of outgoing MP Christine Labrie and making gains in Estrie, but the game is not won as QS is still neck and neck with the Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ) .

Despite the local issues, it is another file that holds the attention of the candidates: the militant leaflets of Québec solidaire that can be found on the campus of the Université de Sherbrooke. The CAQ and the Conservatives have also filed a complaint with the Sherbrooke returning officer.

“The Conservative Party Association of Sherbrooke was refused any posting on the university campus. We want to respect the rules of the game; we demand that they be the same for everyone”, reacted the Association of the Conservative Party of Quebec.

“That's the way of doing Quebec Solidaire's policy, not to respect the rules? No one is above the law,” wrote CAQ candidate Caroline St-Hilaire.

Outgoing MP Christine Labrie denies violating election rules.

< p>Questioned, the returning officer of Sherbrooke, Jean Rouillard, confirms that for a complaint to be considered official, it must be taken into account by the Chief Electoral Officer. It is this body that decides whether sanctions or fines are taken against the parties. And currently, nothing indicates that a fraud was committed at the University of Sherbrooke.

The University of Sherbrooke confirms that the ban on partisan postings on its campus has been shared with the various parties and that she asked for everyone's cooperation.