Blanchet regulates “dragging” which “bothered him a lot” in Shawinigan

The Bloc leader Yves-Francois Blanchet began Sunday his last day of the election campaign in Shawinigan, to “settle the dragging” which “bothered him a lot”.

Among other things, will the 2,000 employees of the federal government’s fiscal data center keep their jobs if Quebec obtains the single tax return with the support of the Bloc?

Early Sunday morning, Mr. Blanchet met the mayor of Shawinigan, Michel Angers, who took part in two demonstrations to maintain jobs at this center.

“I had already planned to make a last campaign stop in Shawinigan, the dragging that had remained on the corner of the table bothered me a lot, since it is my adopted city”, declared the Bloc leader in the press scrum in front of the town hall.

The Bloc leader made a “very personal commitment” that these jobs would be preserved.

Just before the elections, in August, the Liberal MP for this constituency, Minister François-Philippe Champagne, unveiled in August the renovation of the center, estimated at $ 136 million, but Mayor Michel Angers said he would believe it when he saw the heavy machinery at work.

Mr. Blanchet recalled that the Bloc had tabled a project on the single income tax return containing provisions to guarantee jobs, but that this bill had been sabotaged in committee. Mr. Blanchet blamed the NDP and the Conservatives.

This end-of-campaign stop in Shawinigan is not innocent: the Bloc leader, who lives in this city, has invested a lot of effort, and several visits, to delight Saint-Maurice-Champlain from Mr. Champagne.

The minister’s majority melted in the 2019 election in favor of the Bloc.

Mr. Blanchet at the start of the campaign had expressed the dream of winning 40 seats, 8 more than in the 2019 poll, and Saint-Maurice-Champlain was in the crosshairs.

Moreover, the leader campaigns exclusively on Sunday in opposing ridings he wants to delight: Sherbrooke, Compton-Stanstead and Brome-Missisquoi.

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