Quebec Conservatives name Nancy Lalancette as Ungava candidate

52-year-old nursing assistant prioritizes health-care reform in campaign announcement; provincial vote set for Oct. 3

The Conservative Party of Quebec has announced Nancy Lalancette as its candidate for Ungava riding. Nunatsiaq News asked a party spokesperson for a photo of Lalancette, but they said one wasn’t immediately available. (Logo by the Conservative Party of Quebec)

By Jeff Pelletier - Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Conservative Party of Quebec says Nancy Lalancette will be its candidate for Ungava riding in the Oct. 3 provincial election.

Lalancette, a 52-year-old nursing assistant from Chibougamau, was named this week in a news release from the party, written in French.

“It is more than urgent to take care of the health system as a whole and to bring about real reforms, not cosmetic changes,” Lalancette said in the release.

“We have seen it for at least 30 years: this false solution of injecting money into it is quite simply futile and all Quebecers, users and workers alike, suffer from the decrepitude of our system.”

According to the release, Lalancette is studying to become a complementary counselling therapist and expects to graduate within a month. She has three children and four grandchildren.

Quebec’s Conservative Party, which has been led by Éric Duhaime since April 2021, is running a full slate of 125 candidates in every riding. The party currently has only one MNA in the National Assembly of Quebec.

There are now five candidates in the race for Ungava. Lalancette is running against Coalition Avenir Québec incumbent Denis Lamothe, Québec solidaire’s Maïtée Saganash, Quebec Liberal Party’s Tunu Napartuk and Christine Moore for the Parti Québécois.

 

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