Live – Election in Quebec: Symptoms of the flu, the leader of the PQ suspends his campaign

Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, who tested negative for COVID-19, took part in a televised debate last night with the four other leaders.

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  • Showing symptoms of the flu, the leader of the PQ suspends his campaign
  • Debate analysis: Barbs fly away as Legault goes on the attack to keep his job
  • Final debate: A blow-by-blow account of the last televised confrontation
  • What are the five main parties participating in the Quebec provincial election?
  • Electoral guide: what you need to know about campaigning and voting
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Party leaders will woo municipal leaders across Quebec as election campaign enters home stretch

The day after their second and last televised debate, three of the five party leaders campaigning in the Quebec elections will travel to the Montreal region on Friday and are expected to take part in a convention organized by the Quebec Federation of Municipalities.

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9:55 a.m.

Showing symptoms of the flu, the leader of the PQ suspends his campaign

After experiencing flu symptoms, Parti Québécois leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon suspended his campaign this morning for at least a day.

“I am forced to suspend my activities today due to flu symptoms,” he said. in a tweet.

“I have twice tested negative for COVID, but out of an abundance of caution I will self-isolate for the day. I will keep you posted on developments and hope to be back as soon as possible!

St-Pierre Plamondon participated in a televised debate last night with the other four chiefs.

Leaders of the other four major parties are due to campaign today.

François Legault from the kindly St-Pierre Plamondon.

“Speedy recovery, Mr. St-Pierre Plamondon”, the leader of the Coalition Avenir Québec tweeted. “I hope you recover quickly.

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Liberal leader Dominique Anglade said she hopes the leader of the PQ coming back to the countryside soon.

Leader of Québec solidaire Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois tweeted: “Speedy recovery Paul!

The leader of the Coalition Avenir Québec François Legault, the leader of the Liberal Party of Quebec Dominique Anglade, the leader of the Parti québécois Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, the leader of Québec solidaire Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois and the leader of the Conservative Party of Quebec Éric Duhaime pose on set before a leaders' debate in Montreal, Thursday, September 22, 2022. Quebecers will go to the polls on October 3.
The leader of the Coalition Avenir Québec François Legault, the leader of the Liberal Party of Quebec Dominique Anglade, the leader of the Parti québécois Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, the leader of Québec solidaire Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois and the leader of the Conservative Party of Quebec Éric Duhaime pose on set before a leaders’ debate in Montreal, Thursday, September 22, 2022. Quebecers will go to the polls on October 3. Photo by Paul Chiasson /The Canadian Press

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9:45 a.m.

Debate analysis: Barbs fly away as Legault goes on the attack to keep his job

This time, François Legault definitely gave the impression that he wanted to keep his job.

But his opponents were even better prepared with reasons he shouldn’t.

Read Philip Authier’s analysis.


9:45 a.m.

Final debate: A blow-by-blow account of the last televised confrontation

Last night, the leaders of Quebec’s five main political parties sparred over taxes, immigration, Bill 96 – and sovereignty and referendums.

Here is my detailed account of the exchanges, along with videos of the five leaders answering questions from reporters afterwards.

Watch the full debate:

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8:30 am

What are the five main parties participating in the Quebec provincial election?

Here is an overview of the five parties vying to form the next Quebec government.

Read our full story.


8:30 am

Electoral guide: what you need to know about campaigning and voting

How to check if you are on the electoral list? Do you have the right to vote? When can we vote?

Read our full story.


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  1. Quebec Liberal Leader Dominique Anglade gestures toward CAQ Leader Francois Legault during a leaders' debate in Montreal, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. Quebecers will go to the polls on Oct. 3.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

    Debate analysis: Barbs fly away as Legault goes on the attack to keep his job

  2. Coalition Avenir Québec leader François Legault, Quebec Liberal Party leader Dominique Anglade, Parti Québécois leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, Québec solidaire leader Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois and Conservative Party of Quebec leader Eric Duhaime pose on set before a leaders' debate in Montreal, Thursday, September 22, 2022. Quebecers will go to the polls on October 3.

    Quebec Election Final Debate: Leaders Fight Over Taxes, Immigration, a Referendum and Bill 96

  3. Elections Quebec says it is following provincial guidelines regarding COVID-19 measures.  Masks are only required in certain settings such as hospitals and long-term care homes.

    Election in Quebec: what you need to know about the campaign and voting

  4. Read Andy Riga’s past live blogs

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