Quebec results are in the air
Right-wing Conservative leader Andrew Scheer and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau are gesturing to each other when they both respond to a federal leader debate in Quet Gatineau. on Monday, October 7, 2019. CANADA PRESS / Justin Tang
Knowing that they would lose seats in Western Canada, they hoped to benefit at the expense of new flagship Democrats, especially in Quebec, where previous polls said the NDP had lost all 15 seats in the province.
And one of those losers could be Jean-Yves Duclos, who, as Minister for Family, Children and Social Development, was the architect of one of the party's main selling points, the children's tax credit.
With Election Day Monday, Trudeau's liberals are losing ground in Quebec, and the NDP, driven by the popularity of its leader Jagmeet Singh, is showing signs of life.
Boulerice now owns its Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie location in Montreal, as does NDP house manager Ruth Ellen Brosseau in the Berthier-Maskinongé countryside, according to Mainstreet bike polls.
The apparent success of the Bloc's leader, Yves-François Blanchet, in televised debates - in both French and English - has spurred the party founded by Lucien Bouchard to rise to the top of the French-speaking electorate in the province.
The same Mainstreet poll, conducted by iPolitics and Groupe Capitales Media, gave Blok on October 7, 27 percent of Trudeau's total liberals, 35 percent.
Nicknamed "goon", the PQ's policy of hard-hitting, blanchet blamed the leadership of the Bloc and appears to have restored the fortunes of the Independence Party.
Conservative leader Andrew Scheer has noted that while Blanchet is currently parroting Quebec's popular Prime Minister François Legault, independence is on the Bloc's agenda and he suspects in parliament that Blanchet will be the voice of the PQ.
And if there seems to be a minority government, the bloc will offer its support to the minority's liberal or conservative government one bill at a time.
While the Quebec trend is favoring the bloc, Conservatives can count on keeping seats in the Quebec City area and potential profits in Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean.
In 2015, Maxime Bernier won his Beauce seat by 59 percent of the ballot, leading 12 Quebec conservative contingents as the Harper government went on to defeat.
Star Liberal candidates Steven Guilbeault on Montreal's Laurier Island - Sainte-Marie and Réjean Hébert in suburban Longueuil - Saint-Hubert lead Mainstreet polls.
It is embracing federalism to achieve the goal of better retirement home care for pensioners who have been neglected and even abused in their retirement homes. Hébert points out that their operation costs more than the correct home care plan he supports.