Quebec Election Campaign Kicks Off Today

By The Canadian Press
The Canadian Press
The Canadian Press
August 28, 2022 Updated: August 28, 2022

QUEBEC—The Quebec provincial election campaign is set to officially begin today, giving party leaders about five weeks to win over voters ahead of the Oct. 3 vote.

Outgoing premier François Legault announced last week the race would finally kick off “for real” after weeks of unofficial campaigning by political parties and billions of dollars already promised to voters.

While the official first day of the campaign begins today, all the major party leaders have already been naming candidates and making election promises in recent weeks.

As the legislature broke for the summer, Legault’s party had 76 seats, while the Quebec Liberals had 27, Québec solidaire had 10, and the Parti Québécois had seven. The Conservative Party of Quebec held one seat and there were four Independents.