The electoral campaign ended with a Québec Liberal Party (PLQ) victory. Overall, the Liberals won 70 of the National Assembly’s 125 seats. The Parti québécois (PQ) was defeated, finishing with 30 elected representatives compared to 54 in 2012. The Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ) consolidated its position moving from the previous election’s 19 MNAs to 22 this time around.
For Québec’s maritime community, the recent electoral campaign was unprecedented because the St. Lawrence River and the economic activity it generates were central to campaign commitments on several occasions. As you know, each of the three main parties presented a project based on the St. Lawrence’s economic development.