winnipegfreepress.com 15 Sep, 2021 18:30 am

Federal riding profile: Chicoutimi-Le Fjord

Federal riding profile: Chicoutimi-Le Fjord
The Chicoutimi-Le Fjord riding in Quebec's Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region may be the ultimate swing rid...

The region, located some 200 kilometres north of Quebec City, is known for stunning natural landscapes including the Saguenay Fjord.During the first week of the campaign, Martel spent most of the early days outside his riding, attending nominations of other candidates in the region and travelling to Quebec City to introduce O'Toole.Lawrence River that would connect Quebec City and Levis, Que.In the last four federal elections, electors have voted in candidates from four different parties: the Bloc Québécois in 2008, NDP in 2011, Liberals in 2015 and Conservative MP Richard Martel in a 2018 byelection and again in 2019.

In 2019, Martel beat Bloc Québécois candidate Valérie Tremblay by just 834 votes as the surging sovereigntist party roared to its best showing in years.This time, Martel will be challenged in the race by Bloc Québécois candidate Julie Bouchard, who served most recently as the president of a health-care workers union.

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