Québec Solidaire hopes for more than two seats
Québec Solidaire candidates are optimistic that they will make a few breakthroughs in Montreal after tomorrow night's vote.
Co-leader Amir Khadir, and a group of local candidates, met the media today to discuss what has been, they say, a positive and animated campaign that exceeded expectations.
Khadir is expected to be re-elected in the Mercier riding; his party co-leader, Françoise David, is in a tight race with a PQ candidate in the Gouin riding. QS is also optimistic about Manon Massé's chances in Ste. Marie-St. Jacques.
In January, the party had 7,500 members. Today, membership is close to 13,000, thanks largely, Khadir says, to David's participation in the leaders' debate.
Khadir also says it's time that Anglos look at alternatives to Jean Charest's Liberals.
"We offer to the English community a party which is open to all Quebecers, for discussion, for debate, which will guarantee the democratic rights of every citizen of Quebec."