Don’t let Liberal fear mongering of a vote split win the day. There is no risk of the PQ winning NDG. Period.
An important concern people in our community have is the “a vote for anyone other than the Liberals is a vote for the PQ” scenario that has haunted us for a generation. Let’s be clear: It’s simply not going to happen.
In the riding of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, which is made up of NDG and Montreal West, the average turnout in the last decade has been about 23,000 voters, 20,000 of which who vote either Liberal or CAQ. Given that the PQ has averaged about 2,600 votes in our riding in the last four elections, it’s simply impossible that the CAQ could split the vote with the Liberals to such an extent that the PQ could squeak in.
The PQ hasn’t even been the second choice of NDG since 2003, finishing third in 2007 and 2008 and fourth in 2012.
So let’s not let Liberal fear mongering win the day. There is no risk of the PQ winning NDG. Period.