The Quebec provincial election is quickly making its way around the corner with voting day taking place on Monday, October 3.
According to the Élections Quebec website, there are ten candidates running in the Brome-Missisquoi region for this year’s election.
These candidates are: Isabelle Charest (Coalition avenir Québec), Pierre Fontaine (Démocratie directe), Sébastien Houle (Indépendant), Alexandre Legault (Québec solidaire), Lynn Moore (Canadian Party of Québec), Caitlin Moynan (Green Party), Guillaume Paquet (Parti québécois), Stéphanie Prévost (Parti conservateur du Québec), Tommy Quirion-Bouchard (Climat Québec), and Claude Vadeboncoeur (Quebec Liberal Party).
For the next week and half, CIDI 99.1 FM is sitting down with candidates who will speak on their political platform and the issues they plan to address in the Brome-Missisquoi riding and at the provincial level.
Pierre Fontaine, candidate for Démocratie Directe, is hoping to bring a new form of politics to the Brome-Missisquoi region after working as a municipal councillor in St-Armande.
“For Démocratie Directe, we have no promises, only obligations. It’s not a slogan, it’s the will to establish democracy for all the people, by the people,” emphasized Fontaine.
He added that he wants to abolish the current way of politics and create a resource management centre.
“Let’s work together. Let’s get the community involved in the process of improvement. Each locality has it needs and challenge. The conscious for Démocratie Directe is our management of human resources in health, education, finance, climate, legacy, etc.,” explained Fontaine.
Fontaine noted that his commitment is to look to the future.
“To our children, let’s leave them a legacy of an abundance of resources, let’s develop concrete long-term projects. Let’s always have stability and prosperity for the people,” he said.
As a party for the people, by the people, Fontaine explained that Démocratie Directe does not choose specific issues to be addressed and projects to be implemented, it all comes down to what that people want and need.
“I want to just work with the community to see where exactly we have the problems in the community of Brome-Missisquoi. After, with every issue for every person, I will work on the side,” he said.
Addressing Bill 96, Fontaine said that does not plan to appeal it from “top to the bottom,” but will work for what the people want.
“I found that it was done in a cowardly way for the government to make this law here. We at Démocratie Directe work for the people. So, what people want are bilingual schools (access to French and English schools) for all of our communities,” explained Fontaine. “It is really, really, really, rich for all communities to speak French and English, I think, for Démocratie Directe. It’s good for the people.”
Wanting to bring a new form of politics to Quebec, Fontaine noted what sets Démocratie Directe apart from other political parties.
“I don’t present myself as a candidate or political representative, I present myself as the spokesperson of the people. An advantage of our party, (…) is that my position, in the long term, I’m not guaranteed four years. I can be excused at any time if I don’t work for the citizens of Brome-Missisquoi,” he said.
Listen to the full interview below: