Only one woman candidate for Maxime Bernier’s party in the Quebec City region
Gender parity, in the list of candidates and in the formation of his government, will in no case be a priority for the leader of the People’s Party of Canada (CPP), Maxime Bernier. Of the nine candidates from the Quebec City region for this fall’s federal election, presented Tuesday morning, only one woman was selected by the CPP.
“We will not set quotas for parity. We will judge people on their skills. Trudeau’s choice of having the same number of women and men is not our priority. We will not have a joint government. Women have other priorities, “said Maxime Bernier.
Among the candidates, there are two known figures, former unionist Ken Peirera parachuted in Portneuf-Jacques-Cartier and Daniel Brisson, former candidate for mayor of Quebec, who comes in the Louis-Hébert riding.
The other candidates are Jean-Claude Parent (Beauport-Côte-de-Beaupré-Île d’Orléans-Charlevoix), Alicia Bédard (Beauport-Limoilou), Marc Johnston (Bellechasse-Les Etchemins-Lévis), Joey Pronovost (Charlesbourg-Haute) -Saint-Charles), Marc Fontaine (Lévis-Lotbinière), Guillaume Labonté (Louis-Saint-Laurent) and Bruno Dabiré (Quebec).