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Anglade campaigns in Outaouais, says her thoughts are with Îles-de-la-Madeleine

The Liberal leader says her priority is ensuring people affected by post-tropical storm Fiona are safe and that has little to do with the election.

Quebec Liberal Party Leader Dominique Anglade exits her campaign bus Sept. 22, 2022.
Quebec Liberal Party Leader Dominique Anglade exits her campaign bus Sept. 22, 2022. Photo by John Mahoney /Montreal Gazette

GATINEAU — Quebec Liberal Party Leader Dominique Anglade says she’s keeping a close eye on the situation as post-tropical storm Fiona bears down on Îles-de-la-Madeleine.

Anglade said she will hold scheduled campaign events Saturday but will not be making any announcements. Other party leaders partially suspended their campaigns.

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“We’ll be on the ground with the people here in Outaouais, but my first thoughts are going to the people in Îles-de-la-Madeleine,” Anglade said Saturday following a breakfast with local candidates.

Anglade said she’s been communicating with her team in Îles-de-la-Madeleine since Friday night and didn’t rule out visiting once the storm has passed.

She said her main priority is ensuring people are staying safe and have the resources they need.

“Honestly, this has nothing to do with the campaign,” she said. “When you have a situation like this, you have to be with the people and support them, regardless of what’s going on. What matters is the security of the people first and foremost.”

Anglade has campaign stops scheduled throughout the day Saturday in Gatineau and Lachute, including an event for immigrant women.

This story will be updated.

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