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Quebec Citizens' Union

Quebec Citizens' Union
President Unknown
Founded July 13, 2012 (2012-07-13)
Headquarters 2373-4 Mathias street, Jonquière QC, G7S 5A4
Ideology Social-democracy,
Quebec/Canadian federalism
Progressivism,
Green politics
Political position Centre-left
Official colours Orange, Blue
Seats in the National Assembly
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Website
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Politics of Quebec
Political parties
Elections

The Quebec Citizens' Union (French: Union citoyenne du Québec, UCQ) is a social-democratic, progressive and federalist political party in Québec, Canada, that was officially recognized on July 13, 2012 in Quebec.[1][2]

History

The Quebec Citizens' Union was founded in the fall of 2011, when about a dozen people left the Jonquière Liberal Association with its resigning president, Alexis St-Gelais, to form a party that would appeal to progressive, federalist voters. The party's name was reserved on December 14, 2011, but it was not until February 2012 that it started appearing in various social media outlets. Social media has since become crucial to the party, becoming its primary means of campaigning.

The party was recognized by the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec on July 13, 2012.

On August 4, 2012, the UCQ published its manifesto and slogan, Finally!, for the 2012 provincial election. The UCQ nominated 20 candidates for the election, who won a total of 2,089 votes.[3] A translated English version was published on August 24, 2012.

In the 2014 provincial election, the party nominated one candidate, who won 58 votes.[4]

References

  1. ^ "The UCQ Registered on Time for the Elections". http://www.ucquebec.org/. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 
  2. ^ "Union Citoyenne du Quebec seeks to pick up support among progressive federalists" (CBC Radio interview). Quebec AM. 23 July 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Directeur général des élections du Québec, 2012
  4. ^ Directeur général des élections du Québec, April 9, 2014 Final 2:24 pm


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