Candidate for the New Democratic Party (NDP) in the riding of Salaberry-Suroît, Joan Gottman plans to campaign differently from what she did in 2019.
Mrs. Gottman does not have a positive view of the unfolding election campaign. For the mother of three, the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, called the election purely for the sake of gain.
“We are in a pandemic, candidate Gottman said. Since March 2020, the government has insisted on the fact that we must reduce our interactions and now, it is a question of reaching out to as many citizens as possible to campaign. That does not make any sense. In my case, I was homebound eight times for periods of two weeks since there were cases of covid in my children’s school. Justin Trudeau calls an election simply because he believes he can have a majority. He never consulted the citizens. Only the NDP listens to people. We would not have called an election when we are in a pandemic. That does not make any sense. I have made the decision that I will not go out in the field every day.”
Joan Gottman says she would find it irresponsible to interfere in people’s lives right now to talk about politics. “The citizens are tired. They want to rebuild themselves and see friends. In my case, I offer honesty. I invite people to connect with me through social media. It will be my pleasure to discuss with them.”
Coroplast shortage forces the candidate to install the signs she had kept in 2019. “There are more important things than posters. In this election, we want to talk about mental health, dental health, transportation and the labor shortage. An NDP government proposes to invest $ 79 million in immigration to address the shortage of workers.”
Finally, note that Joan Gottman intends to participate in all the debates that will be organized in order to interact with the candidates of other political parties.