QUEBEC CITY – 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 just want to vote where they live, Gabriel Nadeau denounces – Dubois.
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In the past few days, François Legault’s party has contacted Éelections Québec again to complain about an ephemeral video posted online by the Solidarity candidate in Rimouski, Carole-Anne Kack, to encourage young people to change their address so they can to vote on their college or university campus.
Leaflets inviting 18 to 34-year-olds to do the same were also branded by the CAQ recently in the Sherbrooke area.
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”. So far, DGEQ has done nothing but remember that “students do not necessarily acquire residency in the area of their educational institution.”
“It’s legal,” reckons QS
“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. »
GND makes fun of CAQ flyers
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 this is the policy that will seduce Quebecers, I don’t think it will change many 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.