Barely two days after announcing that she would wear the colors of the Coalition avenir Québec in Rouyn-Noranda–Témiscamingue, Claude Thibault finally withdrew her candidacy.
In a brief press release, the Coalition avenir Québec mentions that it is “for personal reasons” that Ms. Thibault informed the party that she preferred not to be a candidate in the election.
“The Party takes note of this decision by Ms. Thibault. No interview will be granted on this subject, ”we can read.
A CAQ ad featuring Justin Trudeau's former Liberal candidate was posted on the web on Wednesday, even before his candidacy was officially announced by François Legault's party.
The Rouyn-Noranda–Témiscamingue seat is currently held by Émilise Lessard-Therrien of Québec solidaire, who is seeking a second term from her voters.