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I interviewed Véronique Martineau, the candidate in Verdun for Québec Solidaire.

During our conversation, she spoke about the importance of transparency, making sure that MPPs spend their discretionary funds to help locals and her plans to campaign to raise the minimum wage no matter what happens Monday.

Martineau

Listen to it on my Unapologetically Canadian Podcast on MixCloud.

Verdun By-Election Heating Up

Verdun By-Election Heating Up

My article on the Verdun by-election appears on the front page of the Suburban this week. Six of the eight candidates met with residents for breakfast last weekend at Baobab (4800 Wellington). The crowds were bigger for Liberal candidate Isabelle Melançon and CAQ candidate and former Verdun borough mayor, Ginette Marotte. Local Richard Langlais, who is running for […]

Is Canadian democracy threatened when few people vote?

Is Canadian democracy threatened when few people vote?

Verdun citizens have a great opportunity to vote this week. They can vote in a provincial representative who really knows how to get things done within the current party in power or they can choose someone who really understands Verdun well while giving the current party in power a wake-up call that change is needed […]

One-time Liberal Former Mayor Runs for the CAQ

Last Thursday and Friday, I got a chance to interview Ginette Marotte to ask her why she thinks Verdun residents should vote for her to represent them in the Quebec legislature. She spoke about her desire to re-enter politics after seeing Robert Poeti demoted. “He’s the most honest politician I’ve ever met,” she said. She […]

Can Local Businessman Get Elected to Improve Schools?

Last Thursday, I got a chance to interview Richard Langlais to ask him why he thinks Verdun residents should vote for him to represent them in the Quebec legislature. He spoke about his plans to put $5,000 into a foundation to improve local schools, his dedication to improving Verdun over the years and his concerns […]