Igantieff has been touring the Gaspe and Eastern Quebec this week, which makes sense, as the area contains a few ridings which could be Liberal pick-ups. Iggy paid particularly attention to the riding of Haute-Gaspésie – La Mitis – Matane – Matapédia, which former MNA Nancy Charest came within a few hundred votes of winning. Igantieff stated that he considered Charest, who was one of the first Liberal candidates to get formally nominated for the next election, a potential minister in a Liberal government. The area has been represented by the BQ since 1993, and Ignatieff was arguing for Gaspe to have a strong voice in government. Ignatieff said that making the Liberals a true national party was a top priority, as he "does not want to be the Prime Minister of just Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver, I want to be Prime Minister for the regions."
Ignatieff had discussions with local mayors and other community leaders about issues such as EI and infrastructure spending. And in a bit of nomination news, according to this article: http://www.cyberpresse.ca/le-soleil/actualites/politique/200908/02/01-889243-ignatieff-aspire-a-abaisser-le-seuil-dadmissibilite-a-lassurance-emploi.php says that Quebec Lt. Denis Coderre favours the return of 2008 candidate Denis Gaudreau in the area riding Gaspésie – Îles-de-la-Madeleine, which was a top Tory target in 2008, but Gadreau ended up finishing ahead of the Conservative candidate. The riding was held by the Liberals until 2004, and the party has a decent shot of reclaiming it if Liberal numbers in the province stay strong.