Karine Boivin-Roy, CAQ candidate in Anjou–Louis-Riel

Karine Boivin-Roy, CAQ candidate in Anjou–Louis-Riel

Former Louis-Riel district councilor Karine Boivin-Roy will run for election this fall under the banner of the Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ).

Premier François Legault and the Minister for Transport, Chantal Rouleau, made the announcement on Monday in the riding of Anjou–Louis-Riel, currently represented by Liberal MNA Lise Thériault, who announced her departure from the political life last summer.

Recalling the candidate’s involvement in her community, François Legault maintained that he could not “imagine for Anjou-Louis-Riel a better MP than Karine [Boivin-Roy]”.

“I consider myself lucky to have you on the team,” added the Premier, later mentioning the candidate’s priorities, which are health, safety and transportation, including the REM de l’Est file. she supports, he said.

In addition to having been a councilor for eight years, Karine Bovin-Roy, a lawyer by training, ran for mayor of the borough of Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve for Ensemble Montréal in the 2021 elections, but was defeated by the outgoing mayor, Pierre Lessard-Blais.

His retirement from politics was therefore short-lived.

When asked what led her to want to run for the CAQ, Karine Boivin-Roy evokes the fact that she is a grassroots and local politician.

“For me, the CAQ is a pragmatic party that is in solution mode and listens to citizens. So, I find myself in the values ​​of the party.

Eastern Revitalization

Throughout the conference, Chantal Rouleau and François Legault repeated how the revitalization of the East of Montreal was a priority for their government, a sector that has long been neglected by previous governments, they recalled.

Asked about the slowness of the decontamination of land in the East, the Prime Minister said he understood that with the pandemic, “it was not ideal”.

“But we are ready to do a lot more,” he said. What I would like, and that’s what I explained in my book The Saint-Laurent projectif necessary, to expropriate all refinery land and decontaminate it.”

Saying he is convinced that it is possible to make profitable projects on these lands, François Legault deplored that the development is currently concentrated outside the island of Montreal.

Otherwise, concerning the REM de l’Est, despite the withdrawal of the CDPQ Infra, the Prime Minister said he hoped that the project would be done as soon as possible.

“The watchword is: the sooner the better.”

Other candidates

Karine Boivin-Roy will have to face, among other things, the Liberal candidate Chantal Gagnon, known for her role as general manager of the Service d’Aide et de Référence Aîné d’Anjou (SARA d’Anjou).

If the candidates of Québec solidaire and the Parti québécois have not yet been announced, it will be a former loft storyGeneviève Deneault, who will represent the Conservative Party of Quebec in the riding in the October 3 election.

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