QUEBEC – At the next election, one of the star candidates of the Quebec liberal Party (QLP) from the municipal world would be the mayor of the Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Jonathan Lapierre, depending on what was learned The canadian Press, Tuesday, from a reliable source.
Mr. Lapierre, who is the vice-president of the Fédération québécoise des municipalités (FQM), has the intention of succeeding Germain Chevarie, member of parliament present who chose not to be a candidate for another term on the 1st of October.
Reached by telephone, Mr. Lapierre has not wanted to confirm the information, saying that it was made at the stage of “discussions” with the PLQ.
Officially, it is said to be still in a period of “reflection”, and it expects to announce its decision by mid-may.
One thing is for certain, the one who claims to have been approached by all the political parties represented in the national Assembly has no intention to prolong the suspense too long.
“I have an interest, that’s for sure,” said the mayor, a “passionate interest in the public service” who is in his second term as mayor after having been city councilman for eight years.
He was elected as mayor in 2013, at the age of 34 years, and was re-elected in 2017.
The one who is viewed as a fierce defender of the municipal world indicates that the opportunity to represent the Islanders in the national Assembly appears to him to be “very interesting”.