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Complaints to DGEQ: CAQ is attempting to restrict the vote of younger individuals, condemns Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois

By questioning the legality of Quebec Solidaire’s (QS) Operation Change Your Address, CAQ officials are trying to put spokes in the wheels of young people who want to vote only where they stay, exposes Gabrielle Nadeau-Dubois.

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Since the start of the election campaign, Francois Legault’s party has contacted the Chief Electoral Officer of Quebec (DGEQ) at least twice, as Quebec Solidaire encourages young people to change their address so they can vote at their college or university .

On Sunday, Solidarity candidate in Rimouski, Karol-Ann Kack, posted an ephemeral video inviting people aged 18 to 34 to do the same. QS also had to stop the distribution on campus of leaflets encouraging students to change their address, in the Sherbrooke area, among others.

In an interview with our Parliamentary Service, the CAQ’s director general, Brigitte Legault, expressed concern about what her party says could be a “fraudulent electoral manoeuvre”. Until now, DGEQ has stuck to the reminder that “students do not necessarily acquire residence in the area of ​​their educational institution.”

“What I see is the CAQ staff working very, very hard to put the spokes in the wheels of Québec solidaire to ensure that young people do not vote where they have a home,” reacted Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois .

He sees no problem with students changing their address for the area in which they live and study.

“The law is clear: it allows you to change your address to make sure they vote in the right constituency, that is, the constituency where they live. They have that opportunity. It’s legal, DGEQ has never put us in violation of the law,” the spokesperson assured in solidarity.

“The decision to accept or not the change of address rests with the DGEQ authorities who take it,” he recalled. It is neither CAQ nor Québec solidaire, I trust that the DGEQ people will make the right decisions.

Gabrielle Nadeau-Dubois took the opportunity to poke fun at CAQ activists who began distributing leaflets mimicking those of Quebec Solidaire to demonize what Francois Legault calls “orange taxes.”

“I, the CAQ activists who go around the neighborhoods at night to stick leaflets on people’s windshields, find this quite funny. I don’t think it’s a policy that will appeal to the people of Quebec, I don’t think it’s going to change a lot of people’s minds.

While the CAQ leader defends the use of this type of advertising, arguing that his party needs to inform voters of the threat posed by QS, this type of leaflet does not explain ‘why we should trust CAQ in the environment, why it is the most the good way to take care of the planet,” noted Mr. Nadeau-Dubois.

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