Quebec actress Anne Casabonne will be a candidate for the Conservative Party of Quebec (PCQ) in the upcoming provincial election.
Casabonne will run in Iberville, located in Quebec’s Monteregie region. The riding is currently represented by the Conservative Party’s only MNA Claire Samson, who is not seeking re-election.
“The riding of Iberville will not be left behind,” said Conservative leader Eric Duhaime while announcing Casabonne’s candidacy.
Casabonne previously ran for the Conservative Party in the recent Marie-Victorin by-election, where she received 10.41% of votes – a significant increase compared to the 0.75% received by the previous Conservative candidate.
Speaking to supporters, Casabonne said that “it’s an honour for me to defend the only riding that now belongs… to the Conservative Party.”
She added that she wants to continue Samson’s legacy – who Casabonne says was the only politician in the National Assembly that stood up for those who were deemed “non-essential” by the government during the pandemic.
Casabonne is well known in Quebec as an actress and comedian. She has appeared in multiple French movies and TV shows including Monica la mitraille, Les Maîtres du suspense, Unité 9, 30 vies, District 31 and La Galère.
She made headlines in Sept. 2021 after criticizing Covid-19 vaccines in a Facebook post which responded to Quebec Premier Francois Legault saying that he would not want to be approached by an unvaccinated nurse.
“We are using this vaccine to divide people, and a vaccine is not supposed to do that….