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Quebec Citizens' Union

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

Quebec Citizens' Union

Union citoyenne du Québec
PresidentUnknown
FoundedJuly 13, 2012 (2012-07-13)
DissolvedNovember 20, 2015 (2015-11-20)
Headquarters2373-4 Mathias street, Jonquière QC, G7S 5A4
IdeologySocial democracy
Quebec/Canadian federalism
Progressivism
Green politics
Political positionCentre-left
ColoursOrange, Blue
Seats in the National Assembly
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Website
web.archive.org/web/20120822034647/http://www.ucquebec.org:80/index.php/en

HistoryEdit

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]

On November 20, 2015, the UCQ announced on Twitter that the party was closing.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The UCQ Registered on Time for the Elections". http://www.ucquebec.org/. Retrieved 2012-07-20. External link in |publisher= (help)[dead link]
  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 Archived August 21, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Directeur général des élections du Québec, April 9, 2014 Final 2:24 pm Archived April 9, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Quebec Citizens' Union on Twitter