QUYON March 10, 2018
The Liberal Party of Quebec announced their candidate for the Pontiac riding on Saturday, amongst a large crowd of support from the public and members of their party.
It was announced that Pontiac MNA and Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Electrification André Fortin would continue to represent the provincial Liberal party in the riding at a press conference on Saturday morning, at Onslow Elementary School in Quyon.
“I didn’t expect a crowd like this, I knew I certainly had the support and backing of the people of the Pontiac, but I certainly didn’t expect you all to come to my hometown here in Quyon,” said Fortin, when he first took the podium.
Fortin was joined by a host of politicians, from both municipal and provincial levels, to throw their support behind him. MRC Pontiac Warden Jane Toller, Quebec’s Minister of Finance Carlos Leitão and Quebec Community Groups Network President and Western Quebec School Board Chair James Shea spoke highly of Fortin, throwing their support behind his candidacy.
“… I want [you] to know how honoured I am that André asked me to be part of this investiture … but also from the perspective to know that I remind him constantly … that he is my representative in Quebec City,” said Shea. “I don’t depend on people from Montreal or wherever to represent my community, I depend on André Fortin to represent my community.”
As well, videos from Pontiac MP Will Amos, Hull-Aylmer MP Greg Fergus and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard.
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