Three candidates from Ungava will take part in the debate on the environment



Live debate Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom



From left to right, Ungava candidates Tunu Napartuk, Maïtée Labrecque-Saganash and Christine Moore have confirmed that they will participate in a debate on the environment this week. (Photos courtesy of Marchand logo Grand Council of the Crees/Facebook and Parti Québécois)

By

Jeff Pelletier – Local Journalism Initiative Reporter


Three Ungava candidates are scheduled to discuss the environment Wednesday during a debate ahead of the Oct. 3 provincial election in Quebec.

Organized by the environmental group Vire au vert, the debate is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET at the Center d’études collégiales de Chibougamau.

The event will also be streamed live on Zoom, with French and English audio available. A link to the stream is available on a Facebook event page.

“The debate offers voters the opportunity to get to know the individuals running to represent them, to hear their environmental proposals for improving the quality of life in their constituency and how they propose to resolve the climate and biodiversity crises. “wrote the organizers of the debate in a press release.

The organizers invited the five Ungava candidates to the debate, but only three confirmed their participation, according to the press release: Tunu Napartuk of the Quebec Liberal Party, Christine Moore of the Parti Quebecois and Maïtée Labrecque-Saganash of Quebec solidaire.

The other two candidates, Denis Lamothe of the Coalition Avenir Québec and Nancy Lalancette of the Conservative Party of Quebec, were not on the list of confirmed participants Monday in the middle of the afternoon.

Last week, Lamothe announced that he would temporarily step down from his re-election campaign to be with his mother, whose health has been declining for several weeks.

Lamothe has yet to announce that he has resumed campaigning, but on Saturday he released a statement on social media thanking supporters for their well wishes and acknowledging the workers caring for his mother during this time.

Nunatsiaq News emailed Lalancette and a spokesperson for the Conservative Party of Quebec asking why she hasn’t confirmed whether she will join the debate, but there was no response Monday mid-week. afternoon.

Advance polls will open in Nunavik next week from September 26 to 29. During these days, residents of the 14 northern villages will be able to register in person with Élections Québec staff if they have not already done so.


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