Clean sweep by CAQ

By Samantha Young
Clean sweep by CAQ

By Matthew McCully
When Legault came to Sherbrooke last March to announce his local candidates, he told Townshippers they would wake up on Oct. 2 with six new CAQ ridings.
He wasn’t far from the mark.
With the exception of Sherbrooke, the Townships ridings have turned CAQ blue.
In part of a province-wide sweep, the Coalition Avenir Québec has dismantled a half-century of two-party rule between Liberals and the Parti Québecois, winning a decisive majority government.
On a local level, the Townships has been a Liberal stronghold for decades, home of a former premier and several MNAs in key ministerial roles.
Local election results in Tuesday, October 2 Record

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