Four Lebanese-Canadians Run in Quebec Electionsإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Four Lebanese-Canadians are running in the upcoming National Assembly’s elections in Quebec as candidates for the upstart “Coalition Avenir Québec.”
The four candidates Johnny Kairouz, Abel-Claude Arslanian, Walid Hadid and Carla el-Ghandour will represent some 200,000 Lebanese-Canadians who are mostly localized in Quebec and Montreal.
The election will take place Sept. 4.
According to An Nahar newspaper published on Friday, the 4 expats’ experience reflects the Quebec authorities’ belief in the importance of the cultural and sectarian diversity in the province.
The daily said that the adopted mechanism in choosing the candidates focuses on a “scientific” method to select the efficient runners.
The daily said that there are also other factors taken into consideration, which are the votes of the Lebanese expats that can alter the results of the polls.
The campaign of the “Coalition Avenir Quebec” focuses on eliminating corruption by making sure to guarantee the integrity of public life.
The Lebanese expats have gradually submerged in the public affairs in Canada as Maria Mourani, a Bloc Québéco MP, of Lebanese origin, was elected in the 2006 Canadian federal election and reelected in 2008 and 2011.