Quebec election: Liberal leader defends party organization as candidate drops out

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MONTRAL — Quebec Liberal Leader Dominique Anglade is defending her party's place in the Quebec electoral race amid questions about organization within her ranks.

One Liberal candidate's registration was denied by Élections Québec, while another pulled out of the race Saturday evening.

Anglade says the party will challenge the decision by the election regulator, and another candidate has already been found to replace the one who quit.

While speaking to reporters on Saturday, Québec solidaire spokesman Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois described the election as increasingly a two-way race between his left-of centre party and the incumbent Coalition Avenir Québec.

Anglade says that while her party has faced challenges, there are two weeks left in the campaign.

Conservative Party of Quebec Leader Éric Duhaime told reporters that while it may be a two-way race between Québec solidaire and the CAQ in some downtown Montreal neighbourhoods, that's not the case in other parts of the province.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 18, 2022.

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