Quebec actress Anne Casabonne will likely be a candidate for the Conservative Get together of Quebec (PCQ) within the upcoming provincial election.
Casabonne will run in Iberville, positioned in Quebec’s Monteregie area. The driving is at the moment represented by the Conservative Get together’s solely MNA Claire Samson, who will not be in search of re-election.
“The driving of Iberville is not going to be left behind,” mentioned Conservative chief Eric Duhaime whereas asserting Casabonne’s candidacy.
Casabonne beforehand ran for the Conservative Get together within the latest Marie-Victorin by-election, the place she obtained 10.41% of votes – a big improve in comparison with the 0.75% obtained by the earlier Conservative candidate.
Chatting with supporters, Casabonne mentioned that “it’s an honour for me to defend the one driving that now belongs… to the Conservative Get together.”
She added that she needs to proceed Samson’s legacy – who Casabonne says was the one politician within the Nationwide Meeting that stood up for individuals who had been deemed “non-essential” by the federal government throughout the pandemic.
Casabonne is well-known in Quebec as an actress and comic. She has appeared in a number of French motion pictures and TV reveals together with Monica la mitraille, Les Maîtres du suspense, Unité 9, 30 vies, District 31 and La Galère.
She made headlines in Sept. 2021 after criticizing Covid-19 vaccines in a Fb put up which responded to Quebec Premier Francois Legault saying that he wouldn’t need to be approached by an unvaccinated nurse.
“We’re utilizing this vaccine to divide folks, and a vaccine will not be supposed to do this. It’s supposed to enhance a state of affairs,” mentioned Casabonne in a subsequent video.
“I discover that Quebec, at the moment, is managed in such a method as to create a spot between the vaccinated and the non-vaccinated, and that makes me unhappy.”
Casabonne had additionally informed Insurgent Information that she cancelled deliberate reveals when Quebec imposed its vaccine passport as a result of she “didn’t need to participate on this discrimination.”
The actress had obtained backlash from the legacy media for her feedback, and was cancelled by Walmart, who disassociated themselves from Casabonne’s views and deleted their adverts that includes her.
The PCQ has gained momentum within the final two years attributable to its opposition to heavy-handed mandates and restrictions imposed by the Legault authorities.
The occasion, which positioned sixth within the 2018 provincial election with 1.46% of the votes, has since garnered greater than 50,000 members, essentially the most of any Quebec political occasion. The occasion has additionally lately positioned second amongst all events in some polls.
The Quebec basic election is scheduled for Oct. 3.