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Quebec election: Parti Québécois leader isolated due to flu-like symptomsNews WAALI

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Parti Québécois leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon says he is pausing his campaign after developing flu-like symptoms.

St-Pierre Plamondon said on Twitter he had twice tested negative for COVID-19 but was isolating as a precaution.

The announcement comes a day after a televised debate that brought the five main party leaders in relatively close contact.

Avenir Quebec Coalition leader François Legault says he will visit Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Que., a small group of islands in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, following the passage of Hurricane Fiona, which is making landfall this weekend target .

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Legault said during a campaign stop in Laval, Que., near Montreal, that residents of Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine and the coastal regions in the province should prepare for the worst.

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Québec Solidaire spokesman Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois will hold a press conference in Montreal this morning and attend other events around the city.

Liberal Party leader Dominique Anglade also starts her day in Montreal before heading to the Outaouais region of western Quebec, where she will visit the communities of Cantley and Wakefield and then Gatineau.

Quebec Conservative Party leader Éric Duhaime is hosting a campaign rally tonight in Lévis, Que., on Quebec City’s south shore — the region where his party enjoys some of its strongest support.

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