All 5 Outaouais incumbents vying for another term in Quebec election

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Part of the Gatineau, Que., skyline in July 2022. All five of the provincial ridings in western Quebec include part of Gatineau. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press - image credit)
Part of the Gatineau, Que., skyline in July 2022. All five of the provincial ridings in western Quebec include part of Gatineau. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press - image credit)

All five MNAs elected in western Quebec in 2018 are back to defend their seats in the Oct. 3 provincial election.

The Coalition Avenir Québec took Chapleau, Gatineau and Papineau four years ago, while the Liberals kept Hull and Pontiac. Gatineau had elected a Liberal MNA in every election since 1962.

Both parties placed second in the region's ridings they didn't win.

In 2022, notable challengers include former Chelsea mayor Caryl Green as a Liberal candidate in Gatineau, and education union president Suzanne Tremblay for the CAQ in Hull.

Radio-Canada has created a French-language map with a list of candidates so far. Nominations officially close Sept. 17.

Candidats par circonscriptions en Outaouais

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Health, housing and inflation

Party leaders have come to the region in recent weeks talking about health care, housing and inflation.

Gatineau Mayor France Bélisle told Radio-Canada Friday she hopes housing plans are flexible enough to meet the different needs of the province's different cities.

The promise of a new hospital in the Outaouais helped the CAQ elect those three members in 2018. The plan includes a 600-bed hospital off rue d'Edmonton in Gatineau.