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CanadaQuebec Liberals to choose new leader in spring 2020

22:50  05 may  2019
22:50  05 may  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

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The next leader of the Quebec Liberal Party will be decided in the spring of 2020 . The winner will be announced at a convention in eastern Quebec . The leadership race will officially begin this fall, under rules made public Sunday at a party meeting in Drummondville, Que.

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The future leader of the Quebec Liberal Party will be chosen in the spring of 2020.

The leadership race will begin this fall and will be framed by strict rules that were announced on Sunday at the party's annual convention in Drummondville, Que.

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On Sunday, MNA for Jean-Talon Sebastien Proulx had a change of heart and said he would consider running for the party's top job. He was heavily courted by party members to which he said he was "touched" but added he would have to "listen to his inner voice."

"It's important I reflect on it," Proulx told reporters at the convention. "What is good for me, for my family and the party."

Over the weekend, several other prominent party figures didn't discard the idea of running, including former Quebec Health Minister Gaétan Barrette.

“Maybe someone will knock on my door and I may open it. It’s not my style to parade myself,” Barrette said on Saturday.

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On March 20, 2020 , the party suspended the election indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Quebec .[2] On May 11, 2020 , candidate Alexandre Cusson withdrew from the For faster navigation, this Iframe is preloading the Wikiwand page for 2020 Quebec Liberal Party leadership election.

The Quebec Liberal Party (QLP; French: Parti libéral du Québec , PLQ) is a federalist provincial political party in Quebec , Canada. It has been independent of the federal Liberal Party of Canada since 1955.

In the past, the province’s former minister of economic development, innovation and export trade, Dominique Anglade, has also expressed interest in the position as well as party newcomer and MNA for Saint-Laurent, Marwah Rizqy.

In order for a candidate to run, they would have to abide by strict rules that were laid out on Sunday by the Quebec Liberal Party’s election president, Rafael Ferraro.

Among those rules: candidates will have to gather at least 750 signatures of which 250 need to be new members. The signatures must come from at least 70 different ridings and 12 regions.

The party is giving candidates a limit of $500,000 to spend on their campaign. The entry fee is set at $60,000.

In order to be elected as leader of the party, the candidate will have to win with over 50 per cent of the totality of points accumulated across the 125 ridings.

It's estimated four debates will take place: two in the east of Quebec, two in the west; one of the debates will be in English.

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— With files from La Presse Canadienne

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