© Patrick Duchesneau
Some 40 residents and militants attended the opening of the campaign office of the CAQ in Châteauguay.
CHÂTEAUGUAY – Taking its turn to announce their new campaign office, the Coalition avenir Québec – CAQ (Coalition for Quebec’s Future) last Thursday inaugurated their premises at 245 d’Anjou Boulevard in Châteauguay.
To mark the occasion, Châteauguay candidate Denis Leftakis welcomed some 40 militants and residents into his new offices. CAQ candidates from neighbouring districts as well as campaign managers of the CAQ Monteregie region were also present to show support for their colleague.
Getting the funds from the CAQ Party to open their campaign office is not always possible for all CAQ candidates, explained Daniel Morin, who is responsible for communications for Daniel Leftakis’ team. But the CAQ believes that Châteauguay is a riding that’s likely to vote for one of its candidates.
The CAQ believes that the City of Châteauguay may change allegiance on September 4 owing to the weak majority obtained by Pierre Moreau in the last elections (495 votes). “The belief is that a lot of voters aren’t satisfied with the way the Liberals have managed the province for the last nine years”, said Mr. Leftakis who hopes to see disappointed Liberals turn towards the CAQ.
Denis Leftakis also believes that the move of Sainte-Catherine from the Châteauguay district to that of Sanguinet will be an advantage for him. “There are therefore fewer Pequists from Sainte-Catherine; the community here is more liberal”, Leftakis explained.
These impressions are shared by Normand Houde, regional coordinator of the CAQ in Monteregie. “We feel that something’s happening in the field. People are really curious about the CAQ”, assured Mr. Houde.Dr Gaétan Barrette, CAQ candidate representing Terrebonne, will come visit Denis Leftakis in Châteauguay on August 22.